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, 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 (4+)

Messing Around in Kayaks & SUPs!

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Free opportunity to come to the lake at James Island County Park each Thursday night through the summer and work on rescues or rolling or just soaking in a community of paddlers. SUP and kayaks are welcome!

There is a $2 park entry fee, unless you have the annual pass for the Charleston County Parks. (Annual pass highly recommended, it allows entry to all the Charleston County Parks and they are fabulous.)

Directions: Enter James Island County park and make the first right turn and park in the lot on the right (near palm trees). Bring gear to the shore which is easy/shallow launch.

We will play in the lake near the palms tree side of the lake which is on the opposite side of the dog park. Frequent practice is the secret behind learning to roll your kayak, and this is a fun opportunity to tweak your skills. Also rescues practice builds confidence and safety skills. The point here is to get together and have fun and play.

If you want/need a kayak rolling lesson, contact Bev to schedule it.
We have kayaks and SUPs to rent, but need a days notice to ensure equipment availability. The park also rents sit-on-top kayaks and SUPs as well, from their Park Center dock.

Early Morning Fitness Paddle

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Morning paddles are a favorite. Bring your kayak or SUP and lets paddle for whatever reason that inspires you. 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. We often do the Coburg Creek loop which is just under 5 miles.

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!

SUP Basics Training Class

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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: $40 - 2 hour class

What to bring: SUP, paddle, leash, PFD, whistle, water, hat, water shoes, sunglasses w/retainer, hat. Wear synthetic quick dry clothing. Shoes are important to protect your feet during launch and landing.

SUP rental available - call or text Bev at[masked] in advance to reserve your gear.

Instructor: Bev Cosslett, ACA Certified Level 2 SUP Instructor, 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certified

Yoga at The Garden by Charles Towne Fermentory!

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Come practice yoga at The Garden by Charles Towne Fermentory and finish with a nice cold brew!

Charles Towne Fermentory has recently opened their 2nd brewery located in West Ashley. The Garden site has a fantastic outside covered deck, perfect for a Saturday morning yoga session. https://www.westof.net/its-a-garden-party-yall/

Arrive Saturday morning at 10:45am to begin yoga 11:00am. The Garden opens their doors at noon ready to serve you when yoga class concludes.

Class fee is $20 and includes a free cold brew afterwards.

RSVP here on Meetup, but secure your place in class by sending $20 payment to Venmo @Bev-Cosslett or Zelle [masked]. Cash is also accepted before class begins, although advance payment reserves your place in class.

Instructor: Bev Cosslett, 200 hour yoga certified
Questions? Call or text Bev at[masked]. Bring your yoga mat with you.

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SUP Surf Lessons with Wayne Marshall

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