What we're about

This is a group for anyone new or practiced in the sport of stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, surfing or anyone wanting to try it out. Let's do it! The organizer is certified in sea kayaking, SUP, and canoe by the American Canoe Association (http://www.americancanoe.org/?), a great organization that helps promote safety, clean waterways and access, and instructor methodology criteria to help others enjoy paddle sports.

Assumptions of Risks and Release of Liability

Please read and be certain you understand the implications. Your membership is your signature.

As a participating member of “Charleston Paddlesports: SUP & Kayak Meetup, you hereby freely and voluntarily agree to the following representations, waivers and agreements along with Meetup terms and services:

CP’s main focus is adventure sports, personal challenge and individual effort. Adventure sports are often organized in wilderness or non-urban setting. “CP” outdoor events include, but not limited to SUP, surf, kayaking, and camping.

Attendees understand that during their participation in any events they may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each event and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the event. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, property loss or damage, getting personally lost, trapped or separated from the group, and the dangers of serious personal injury and death from exposure to the hazards of our activities ( hereinafter “Injuries and Damages”). Attendees know that “Injuries and Damages” can occur by natural causes, equipment failure or activities of other persons, group members, animals, insects, plants, our surroundings.

Attendees understand that risks of such “Injuries and Damages” are involved in outdoor activity such as our meetup events and appreciate that they may have to exercise extra care for their own person and for others around them in the face of such hazards. They further understand that on any event there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with the “Injuries and Damages” to which they may be exposed.

Members represent that they have no physical or medical condition which to their knowledge, would endanger them or others while participating in any event or activity posted within this Meetup.

By signing up for “CP” meetup group, your agreed to “bear all risks” and you agree to release the organizers, event hosts, committee members, volunteers from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, now and in the future, arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the platform. You further waive any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred by any statutory or non-statutory law of any US jurisdiction that would purport to limit the scope of a release or waiver. Attendees understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon their heirs, executors, and includes any minors, guest who are not active members of “CP” or pets accompanying them on the events“.

CP” does not guarantee auto insurance, indemnity or safety of passengers who are carpooling, riding jointly for group outings. Participants assume all the risk associated with contributory negligence of a driver or passengers carpooling together. The event host reserves the right to set a standard wear and tear carpooling guideline to compensate for the volunteers.

The event host has the right to refuse admittance, may charge an admission fee, or ask you to leave an event at any time for any reason.All Attendees have read this document in its entirety and freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such injuries and damages and notwithstanding such risks, agree to participate in the events they attend under these terms.

You will be required to wear a properly fitted Personal Floatation Device while on the water at all times and comply with USCG rules and regulations.

Upcoming events (5)

SeaSoul SUP Yoga at Trophy Lakes

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SUP Yoga class hosted by Sarah Kellerman of Sea Soul I Yoga and Bev Cosslett of Charleston Paddles. Sarah is a certified Yoga Instructor at Sea Soul I Yoga and Bev is an ACA certified Level 2 SUP Instructor.

Breathe -> Connect -> Flourish
SeaSoul SUP Yoga aligns breath work, low-impact strength yoga flow, and connecting with water & nature! Build confidence on the water and on your SUP with a 45 minute SUP yoga flow.

Once you step on your board you know that practicing on the water brings a different perspective to yoga and to mindfulness. Try thinking about anything else while balancing your yoga flow on your SUP! :-) This yoga experience is for everyone - newbies to yogis alike. No previous experience with SUP or yoga is required.

SeaSoul SUP Yoga is about having fun, breathing into mindfulness, getting wet, and flourishing. Come join us on the water!

Bring your SUP, paddle and PFD and be ready to get on the water and start class by 8:30AM. Suggest arrival at 8 to 8:15AM to be ready. Plan to be off the water by 9:30AM.

What to wear/bring: clothing you can do yoga in and get wet (synthetic is best), small towel, tether for sunglasses, sun screen, water shoes.

What to expect:
Expect to get wet. Mostly it doesn't happen but when we expand our SUP poses sometimes we fall into the water! And actually that's really the point - Expanding without fear into something new. The water will catch you.
You can go barefoot on the board, water shoes that won't fall off are needed to walk your board to the beach.
The first 5 minutes of class Bev, ACA L2 SUP Instructor, will review safety topics such as how to safely fall off your board.

Class fee: $20
Class fee with gear rental: $35

Please complete the online Trophy Lakes waiver before 5:00PM the day before class. This one is critical and cannot be done the morning of class!!! You only need to complete this form (select new customer button) once for the first class you take at Trophy Lakes https://trophylakes.wakesys.com/browser/index.php

Additionally complete this waiver and email to [masked]:, it is also a one time form as well. https://drive.google.com/file/d/14auS_XSN5sZdjPOOZkVigRUmmBlfYhT_/view?usp=sharing

If you don't have a board, SUP rental equipment is available. Text Bev at[masked] for details.

SUP Basics

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Anyone can paddle a standup paddleboard....right? This is true, although your experience can be greatly improved by this quick-start SUP basics class. This class will focus on safety, how to safely fall off your board, techniques for paddling straight, turning and stopping. We will also talk about paddles, paddle length, types of boards.

Class fee: $30 - 1.5 to 2 hour class

What to bring: SUP, paddle, leash, PFD, whistle, water, hat, water shoes, sunglasses w/retainer, hat. Wear synthetic quick dry clothing or swim suit. Shoes are important for launch and landing.

SUP rental available - call Bev at[masked] for details.

Instructor: Bev Cosslett, ACA Certified Level 2 SUP Instructor

Morning paddle for Fun, Fitness, and Finesse!

Riverland Terrace Public Boat Landing

Morning paddles are a favorite. Lets paddle for whatever reason that inspires you. Paddle whatever craft you want. SUP, Kayak, and Canoes are welcome. Some of us may paddle a fast pace and some may paddle slowly at a leisurely pace. So the group may or may not stay together, but we will get out there regardless. This will make us have a better day.

You are responsible for yourself. If we get split up, you will need to be able to handle your craft alone. If you are on the water, you must be wearing a lifejacket and appropriate clothing for potential submersion.

Have fun, but be safe doing it!

Kayaking Basics

Limehouse Landing

Whether you have your own kayak, or need to rent one, join me on the water for Kayaking Basics, with a focus on safety and strokes, and strokes refinement.

Arrive 30 minutes early to be ready to launch on time.
Bring: Drinking water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses w/retainer, water shoes (no flip flops), synthetic clothing (drys fast), and your kayak, PFD, and paddle.

Call or text me if you need rental gear![masked].

Class Fee: $35

Past events (207)

Stand up Paddleboard Trip - Stono River

Limehouse Landing

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