Past Meetup

Introduction to Windsurfing & Beach Time! ((DATE CHANGE))

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Price: $110.00 /per person

Gunpowder Falls State park – Hammerman Area

7200 Graces Quarters Rd · Baltimore, MD

How to find us

I'll be by the picnic tables near the Ultimate Watersports shack with a Meetup sign

Location image of event venue

Details

Join the Certified Windsurfing Instructors at Ultimate Watersports for a fun-filled afternoon of windsurfing lessons and some beach time! If you have always wanted to learn how to windsurf - or practice your skills - this is your chance!! Your group will learn the basics of Windsurfing from the oldest Certified Windsurfing School on the Chesapeake Bay! Relax afterward on our sunny beaches while enjoying great music and the pristine beauty of our water sports facility at Gunpowder Falls State Park. No previous windsurfing experience is necessary. Basic swimming skills are required.

AMENITIES: at Gunpowder Falls State Park – Hammerman Area include:

Ample and convenient parking

New restrooms, changing rooms and showers

Café / Snackbar

Swimming Beaches

***Please note the class and beach is NOT appropriate for pets!

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 9th ((MOVED DUE TO WEATHER FROM AUGUST 2ND)), 1:30pm - 5pm. Class starts promptly at 2PM.

WHAT TO BRING:

Swimsuit

Water Shoes/Booties/Tevas/Keen/etc are mandatory! You want thin flexible soles. You can buy proper gear at the vendor for $20 pair - if needed. (NO bare feet, sandals, flip flops!)

Beach towel

Water bottle

Lunch & Snacky Food

PRICE: $110/pp (3-hour windsurfing lesson) (State park entry fee of $5.00 - pay at Gatehouse) Only 8 spots. Must be paid via Amazon Payments to hold your spot!

DIRECTIONS TO ULTIMATE WATERSPORTS: Please note that previous groups have had trouble finding the place when following Google Maps to Gunpowder State Park. The following directions will get you there the easiest way. If you decide to use a GPS please make sure you enter the following address for correct directions, Ultimate Watersports phone[masked] Graces Quarters Rd, Middle River, MD 21220 Take 95 North to exit # 67-A (Rt 43 White Marsh Blvd) Follow Rt 43 to 1st light, turn right onto the ramp, and stay to the right for Rt 40 East Take 40 East to the first light and turn right onto Ebenezer Road Follow Ebenezer 4.5 miles to Gunpowder Falls State Park - Hammerman Area, on left (FYI: Ebenezer Road becomes Graces Quarters Rd 2 blocks before the park entrance) After paying the park fee, follow the park round around past a few parking lots until you see a large (4-foot by 6-foot) yellow "Ultimate Watersports" sign on the right. Make a right turn right after the sign, so that you drive between the two tall (50 foot) poles. Then make your first right into the parking lot. If that first lot is full, just park in the second parking lot (the lot in front of the blue building). Looking at the water from the parking lots, Ultimate Watersports is the series of small huts and kayak racks all the way to the right. It is *not* the large blue building. There will probably be a number of flags and small sailboats in front of the huts. The park entrance fee is $3 per-person for Maryland residents and $4 per-person for people from out-of-state. Tell people that when they get to the gate, just tell the attendant how many people are in the car and hope they give you the Maryland rate and not ask you what state you're from.

CARPOOL: Don’t forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!!

Have a ride: Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have.

Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.