What we're about

Saturday or Sunday morning social paddles (mostly paddle boarders but kayaks are also welcome!) as well as other occasional "beach bum" activities such as picnics/ BBQs, yoga and other beach bum type social activities. This is a meet-up for those of us who enjoy and want to preserve the Beach Bum lifestyle. Paddles will vary from back water/ bay areas to the Gulf of Mexico (weather permitting). Our founder, Jim Carnryke (now a Maui Beach Bum) liked to think of it as the new golf course"...in this case "Gulf course". We are a very laid back group that likes to paddle, think, talk and enjoy our surroundings. If you want to sprint paddle, go for it...if not that's great too.

Our events are "BYOP" ie. Bring Your Own Paddleboard" events, however, there are several shops in town that you can rent from. We recommend CGT kayaks in Bonita Springs 221-8218 or Naples Kayak at 262-6149. Hope you plan on joining us and helping us to build what is quickly becoming a great paddle and beach lifestyle community.


The Beach Bum Crew

Past events (93)

Reggae & Sunset @ Vanderbilt Beach!

Beach Box Cafe

Big Hickory Island Sandbar Party (Paddle)!

Bonita Springs Bay Park North (East Side of Bonita Beach Road)

Christmas At The Pass

Clam Pass Park

Bonita Boat Parade!

Dockside at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs

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