A PFD (Personal Floatation Device) is required for all of our paddles. Do you have your own PFD or have acces to one?
I do, he doesn't (yet) -- he is also very new to paddling
Please tell us a little about your previous kayaking experience. It's okay if you don't have a lot of experience.
I've paddled on: flat water, choppy lakes, flowing river but not ocean or white water. self taught means I don't yet have a roll and don't know anything technical, like some rescue techniques or anything about bilge pump.
What kind or type of kayak(s) do you own? If you'll be renting or borrowing from a friend that's okay too. We also have rental kayaks for members to use.
currently have an 11-ft keelless creek boat .... not quite right for the balto/DC area
Why do you kayak? Some people paddle to relax and get away from it all outdoors, others to stay fit. The real crazies paddle just for the joy and fun of it. What's your reason?
LOL by definition in the question, I'm a crazy! being on the water (in any venue) is my zen! my preference is not quiet flat bird-watching stuff but also not people drown here every year white water.
What do you hope to get out of joining this group? Some people want to improve their paddling skills others just want to socialize with fellow paddlers. Is there anything special you're looking for?
to improve knowledge and skill, to make friends, to stay outdoors and fit.
hubby and I are looking for fun ways to meet people and stay fit!