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It's that time of year again! The Southwest Kayak Symposium is the place for all kayakers, beginner to advanced levels, to get more training, learn new techniques, see the latest gear, and ultimately have a GREAT TIME! Please take a look at all the links below.

It all starts on Friday, March 23rd and ends Sunday evening March 25th. Come for all or part of the Symposium. Spend the night camping or go home each night, your choice. Bonfire w/live music during the evening.

If you don't have a kayak or gear don't let that stop you. For $10 extra on the classes, they will supply kayak, wetsuit (if necessary), paddle, and pfd. They only hold the Symposium once a year out here - don't miss it!

I will have reservations at Campland on the Bay for Friday and Saturday evenings (no out Sunday noonish) and I'm bringing my pop up tent trailer. If anyone wants to stay in the trailer and share the expenses for the site, let me know.

DEPOSIT: $26 deposit ($1 Amazon fee non-refundable) to hold your spot and pay for your portion of campsite - NONREFUNDABLE UNLESS TRIP IS CANCELLED. All participants will split the cost of the site equally. It may be more OR less for the site depending on how many participants sign up. There are extra fees for additional cars. Please CARPOOL or park outside Campland. For those that attended last year, I'm trying to get the same area as before. Awesome site!

Please sign up on the information page:

Full schedules with descriptions:

Typical Schedule for beginners:

For experienced kayakers:

Looking to buy a kayak?:


Registration and Fees:

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Any other questions call Aqua Adventures at: E-mail: Southwest Kayak Symposium C/O Aqua Adventures Kayak Center 1548 Quivira Way San Diego, CA 92109 Phone: (619) 523-9577 Fax: (619) 523-9579

SORRY, No cell phones or laptop usage on ANY of my trips EXCEPT for the outdoor apps (i.e. stars, gps, etc.). If you must bring them, leave them inYOUR car UNLESS SHOWING OR USING THE APPS! We are out there to get away from the chaos, not to bring it with us! Texting and calls can wait.

I hope to see lots of you there! Andrea

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