What we're about

Paradise Coast Paddlers Club (PCPC) was founded in 2005.

Our club specializes in Sea Kayaking, Skills including Traditional Greenland, Education, Surf Ski and safety training. We also have an active group that loves kayak rolling. All levels are welcome who are interested in expanding, growing or developing their skills.

Our paddles are rated according to ACA levels 1-5 and other factors including distance, pace, planned stops, what kayak type is needed, if self-rescue skills are required and more.

We also offer monthly meetings and bring in informative speakers such as:

Different types of kayaks and their use. What’s the right kayak for you.

Calusa Indians

Water quality

Local water navigation

Kayak camping

We have a yearly festival where we offer instruction from local experts and other instructors from around the country. We partner with local shops, vendors, park service and more. We have fun day including an exhibition of paddle skills including a rolling show.

IMPORTANT

** PFD'S MUST BE WORN ALWAYS (properly)** This is not only for the paddler’s safety but for the entire group’s safety.

We have more paddles, education and social events coming soon. Stay tuned!

Our club has adopted ACA guidelines to help rate our paddles:

*** Please be aware conditions can always change quickly and unexpectedly.***

A properly fitted PFD must be worn on all paddles. Your safety is your responsibility.

Level 1 Paddle:

Conditions: Flat water protected from wind and waves with little boat traffic, current less than .5 knots

Required gear: PFD, whistle, paddle, kayak.

Night paddle requirement: white light on board and accessible.

Level 2 Paddle:

Conditions: Calm, protected water, wind less than 10 knots, waves under 1’, current less than 1 knots

Required gear: PFD, whistle, paddle, kayak, bailer.

Night paddle requirement: white light on board and accessible.

Required skills: Self rescue

Level 3 Paddle:

Conditions: Potential exposure to wind and waves up to 2’, wind less than 15 knots, current under 2 knots

Required gear: PFD, whistle, paddle, kayak, bailer, spray skirt, paddle float, ( leader may suggest: tow line, radio, distress flag and flares if a certain distance off coast)

Night paddle requirement: white light on board and accessible.

Required skills: Self rescue

Level 4 Paddle:

Conditions: Open water, exposed to wind and waves up to 4’, wind between 15 - 20 knots, current under 4 knots

Required gear: PFD, whistle, paddle, spare paddle, kayak, bailer, spray skirt, paddle float, marine radio (leader may suggest: tow line, distress flag and flares if a certain distance off coast)

Required skills: Self rescue

Level 5 Paddle:

Conditions: Full exposure, Waves over 3’, current over 4 knots, Wind over 15 knots

*** Leader permission required to attend a level 5 paddle.***

Required gear: PFD, whistle, paddle, spare paddle, kayak, bailer, spray skirt, paddle float, marine radio (leader may suggest: tow line, distress flag and flares if a certain distance off coast)

Required skills: Self rescue

REMEMBER: RESPECT THE WATER - KNOW YOUR ABILITIES

PADDLE @ YOUR OWN RISK

BE SAFE HAVE FUN !

Karin Rush - President

Sheri Chase - Vice President

Muriel Olsen - Secretary

Chris Sanderson - Treasurer

Mike Devlin, Co-founder-President Emeritus

Jay Rose - Co-Treasurer

Upcoming events (5)

Informative and fun Monthly meeting!! Every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

North Collier Government Center

Speaker - We will announce the speaker soon. We are trying to have a speaker booked at least one month in advance.

We will experiment with putting the meetings on Facebook LIVE for those who can’t be there.

Meetings are regularly scheduled on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm, in the North Collier Govt Center at Orange Blossom Drive, just off Airport Rd and across the parking lot from the Main Branch of the Collier County Library. Come to the left (south) corner of the Government Center.

After the meeting some of us meet up for dinner someplace.

WE CAN THROW A MEETING - BE THERE!!!!!!

BEACH BASH !!! Every other week!

Location visible to members

This event is put on by PCPC, Paradise Coast Paddler’s Club and we are excited to have y’all join us!!! 😄

Bring a chair, snack and drink if you wish. Might want to bring bug spray too. Occasionally the bugs like to taste people. 😉 Enjoy good conversations and watch the sunset. If it rains we’ll announce here that it is cancelled but a little rain won’t hurt us. A great chance to meet people if it's your first time!

Please bring a kayak and paddle off this beach if you’d like. This is not a scheduled paddle so there may or may not be others paddling. If someone is interested in leading a paddle at a Beach Bash please do!!

RE: Covid - great place to congregate as we are outside and bring our own chairs. Please be respectful of people’s space. Everyone has their own needs and comfort levels.

HAVE FUN!

BEACH BASH !!! Every other week!

Location visible to members

This event is put on by PCPC, Paradise Coast Paddler’s Club and we are excited to have y’all join us!!! 😄

Bring a chair, snack and drink if you wish. Might want to bring bug spray too. Occasionally the bugs like to taste people. 😉 Enjoy good conversations and watch the sunset. If it rains we’ll announce here that it is cancelled but a little rain won’t hurt us. A great chance to meet people if it's your first time!

Please bring a kayak and paddle off this beach if you’d like. This is not a scheduled paddle so there may or may not be others paddling. If someone is interested in leading a paddle at a Beach Bash please do!!

RE: Covid - great place to congregate as we are outside and bring our own chairs. Please be respectful of people’s space. Everyone has their own needs and comfort levels.

HAVE FUN!

First Sunday Paddle - Capri Fish House

Capri Fish House

ARRIVAL 9:00AM or earlier
LAUNCH and start paddling 9:30AM
IMPORTANT - BRING your PFD AND Wear it PROPERLY!

This is a great paddle for everyone, No first timers. This is a FUN DAY. If you are looking to expand your paddling abilities this a great day. The experienced Paddlers will be there for advice.
Bring water & sunscreen; wear a hat & water-type clothing and shoes. As much as they are loved, no dogs, cats or pet alligators, this is a casual paddle but not that casual. 😉 Paddling begins at 9:30, so come early enough to unload. Hope to see you there. Paddle as much or little as you wish. The route we usually paddle is approx. 5 miles, but some paddlers may choose a longer return route.

THEN WE EAT !

PLEASE Park your vehicle across the street and NOT on the Fish House lot.

Michael D. Devlin

Paradise Coast Paddlers Club - Founder/President Emeritus
https://www.meetup.com/Naples-Marco-Island-Paradise-Coast-Paddlers-Club/

Diana Nyad Xtreme Dream Team - Kayaker

Kayak Tours with Mike Devlin - Owner

WeAr yOuR dAmNeD P.F.D.!!

REMEMBER: RESPECT THE WATER - KNOW YOUR ABILITIES
PADDLE @ YOUR OWN RISK
BE SAFE HAVE FUN !

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