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 (1)See all
- Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop & ExamFolly River Boat Ramp, Charleston, SC
Want to become an ACA certified kayak instructor? Take a 4 day workshop and exam to become certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA).
This class offers the possibility of earning a Level 1 or Level 2 certification.
Certification is not guaranteed but we can guarantee that you will learn a ton from this experience! With a level 1 or level 2 certification you can confidently teach and lead people in kayaks on calm coastal waters .
If you are uncertain of your readiness to take this on, contact Bev 914-299-0919 for discussion. Opportunities for skills training and pre-certification assessments are available prior to the workshop.
Friday through Monday April 19-22, 8:30am to 5pm.
Payment of $500 via Venmo to @Bev-Cosslett confirmation phone number last 4 digits: 0919. We can also accept a Zelle transfer or check. Call or text Bev to get details: 914-299-0919.
Certification update for existing instructors is also available. Update candidates must participate for a minimum of 2 days during this workshop. (Rate is $200).
Download ACA Website Level 1/2 Instructor Criteria here: https://americancanoe.org/wp-content/uploads/documents/sei-courses/L2_EKT_InstCrit.pdf
Reach out if you need advice on accommodations in the Charleston area.