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Saturday Implosion Paddle! BOOM!

Saturday the 2nd the Southbay Power Plant is going to be blown up! BOOM!

Let's meetup to be on the water by 6:00 AM the implosion is at 7:00 AM.

The paddle over to the viewing area is about two miles, if two miles an hour is a little fast for you then it's ok to leave a little before everyone else.

We'll meet on The Strand then paddle across the Bay to get a nice view of the event. We'll get as close as the Authorities and general safety will allow.

It will still be dark when we start, so Bring a Light

Here's the route to the projected viewing area, Bigger version HERE

And a link to the "official" map of the restricted area, MAP HERE

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  • Jim C.

    Here's video of the Boom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVJgxfxr-Rc&feature=youtu.be

    And yes wasn't that a Great Sunrise

    February 2, 2013

    • Jeff L.

      Nice video Jim!! I am sorry I missed out. Did you guys get caught in the dust cloud afterwards? I hope not.

      1 · February 4, 2013

    • Jim C.

      Thanks Jeff, I think I have a slight case of Mesothelioma but other that that no issues :)

      February 4, 2013

  • Scott

    This has to be one of the coolest paddles I've been on. Super early but the sunrise was definitely worth it followed by the implosion, it was just icing on the cake......as I'm enjoying some delicious red velvet birthday cake =)

    2 · February 2, 2013

    • James m.

      I am trying to remember every seeing clouds like that, It was like vermillion sponge cake, such a weird effect. No picture will ever quite capture it. thanks lads, I had a blast

      1 · February 3, 2013

  • William

    Awesome. Totally worth the 6am launch time. Here's a link to my video. Hand held camera so it gets a little shaky when the shockwaves hit :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XEIa9gcUc0

    3 · February 2, 2013

    • Scott

      or 6:15 start time for the slackers among us (puts head down in shame)

      2 · February 2, 2013

    • James m.

      that was a really good video thank you

      February 3, 2013

  • Jay

    Explosive meetup! Let's do this again sometime soon.

    2 · February 2, 2013

    • Scott

      DOH!!!! You beat me to it!

      1 · February 2, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Great early morning paddle with an awesome sunrise and a great implosion show. I'm glad I was able to make the paddle.

    2 · February 2, 2013

  • kim

    wow! well worth the early start :)

    2 · February 2, 2013

  • James m.

    It whole experience was absolutely amazing. thank you

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • joe g.

    kayaking on a sunrise is special... the boom was exclamation point. thanks.

    3 · February 2, 2013

  • Jim C.

    Wow! Was that ever cool or what?!? Rendering out video as we speak pics to follow.

    February 2, 2013

  • James m.

    the kayak is loaded, and I am ready for action baby.

    1 · February 1, 2013

    • Jim C.

      Akk it's too early! See ya there!

      February 2, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Hey Guys, just an FYI...sunrise will be 6:42 on Saturday so it will still be pretty dark when we launch so bring a light of some sort in case you need to warn another boater of your presence.

    2 · January 30, 2013

    • Jim C.

      A headlamp might help while you're getting ready to launch.

      February 1, 2013

    • Eric

      Cool, thanks. See ya'll in the morning.

      February 1, 2013

  • joe g.

    loading my kayak Friday night...be there in time for 6am launch. looking forward to it.

    1 · February 1, 2013

  • Scott

    Hey Fred, you don't have to worry about the pictures or video, I'm sure Jim will be documenting everything as normal, providing he makes sure all batteries are charged!

    2 · January 29, 2013

    • Jim C.

      OH a wise guy eh? Why I otta...

      February 1, 2013

  • Jim C.

    Here is the projected route, it's about 1.95 miles. I think that we should really try to be on the water by 6, sit on tops could even leave a little earlier if they want. :)

    http://www.cricketproductions.org/pics/Implode.jpg

    1 · January 30, 2013

    • Jim C.

      Yea I noticed the SD Photo Collective Meetup is going to be meeting where the sun will be behind the structure, I might bring my good camera.

      January 31, 2013

    • Greg S.

      I looked up the sunrise compass degrees and it will be coming up at 109 degrees, so that will be to the right of us and a little to our front. It should light up our side of the power plant nicely at 7:00. The people in the park will have a back lit power plant which will be hard to capture on film. They will probably just get a black silhouette of the plant with bad glare from the low sun. I think you picked a good spot.

      1 · January 31, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Hey Eric, long time no see. After seeing your profile picture that I actually took of you and your Grandfather I recalled that paddle we did together. Wow! that was like 3 years ago or so, where have you been :) ? See you on Saturday, it should be a fun and interesting paddle seeing that old power plant get blown up.

    January 30, 2013

    • Eric

      Hi Greg! Yeah, that was a while ago. That was my father-in-law, not grandfather (let's not age him that far :) ). I have been around, just not on the water much. Doing more running and hiking than anything. I will probably be laboring a bit on this paddle, but I will catch up to the touring kayaks eventually. I thought that this sounded like a paddle that shouldn't be missed, even though it is earlier than I typically operate.

      January 30, 2013

    • Greg S.

      Hi Eric,
      My apologies to you and your Father-in-law, no one likes being called a Grandfather unless it’s from their grand kids :). If you’ve been running and hiking you should be fine keeping up on this paddle with a bunch of fat old guys like myself..ha..ha. See you Saturday morning.

      January 30, 2013

  • Jim C.

    It's nice to see so many folks signing up for such an early paddle, I really think we should be on the water by 6 it's because nearly two miles to where I think we'll watch from.

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Here is a link I just discovered showing the restricted viewing areas for the implosion. I think we try and shoot for the south end of it for a closer view if everyone is up for it. It will probably be about a 1.75 mile paddle to get to this viewing spot. You can make the call Jim since your our Leader :) . I'm good with anywhere.

    http://coronado.patch.com/articles/south-bay-power-plant-implosion-where-to-watch#pdf[masked]

    2 · January 30, 2013

    • Jim C.

      Greg, Nice one, I concur south it is I'll put togeather a little tentative route tonight when I get home from work and post it here just in case anyone (kim scott:) shows up late they can catch up with us. I measured it out last night to be nearly two miles to where I was hoping we could get to, with the Map you posted it looks like we can.

      1 · January 30, 2013

  • Jim C.

    @Joe The Grand Caribe is over on the strand, click on this link http://maps.google.com/maps?q=@32.624420,-117.129166

    2 · January 30, 2013

  • Chris G.

    looks like we can lauch just off the round about drive

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • Greg S.

    Hi Joe,
    The Grand Caribe Shoreline Park is located behind the community of Coronado Cays on the Silver Strand. The way you get to it is enter the Coronado Cays through their main entrance, there is only one entrance. There is a guard shack at the entrance with a guard in it, but there’s no need to stop. There are multiple public businesses and public parks in the community, so entry in not restricted to residents only. The guards usually just give you a wave and you’re good to go. Take an immediate right at the guard shack and you will be on Coronado Cays Blvd. Go about a ¼ mile to a stop sign and turn left onto Grand Caribe Causeway and go another ¼ mile until you reach a round-a-bout intersection and you will see the small park on the right side of the round-a-bout. Park on the street by the park and the launch spot is a sandy beach below the park on the water. It is about a 150 foot walk from your car. See you on Saturday.

    January 30, 2013

    • joe g.

      thanks, Greg. see you then.

      January 30, 2013

  • Scott

    Greg, glad to see you were able to clear up your early morning to come with us!

    1 · January 30, 2013

    • Greg S.

      Ya, I still have some chores to do, but I figure doing a super early paddle and getting home by 9ish will still be good.

      1 · January 30, 2013

  • Jay

    End to the eyesore on the bay!

    3 · January 30, 2013

  • James m.

    This event looks amazing, I am going to see if I can clear my schedule and join you guys

    2 · January 30, 2013

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