What we’re about
Welcome to the Greenville Sea Kayaker Meetup Group. Our purpose is to create an opportunity for paddlers of all skill levels to meet other paddlers for camaraderie, kayak instruction, touring, flat water paddling, and sea kayaking. Most of our day paddles are held on one of the many beautiful lakes in the Upstate of SC. While many of our paddling events are limited to touring and sea kayaks, due to distance traveled and speed, from time to time we may offer some shorter, slower events suitable for recreational kayaks.
Our goal is to promote fun and safe paddling and assist those interested in growing their awareness and skills. To achieve this, this group will provide educational opportunities as well as information about paddling events in the Upstate and in the region.
Each member is charged a $5 annual membership fee to cover the cost of the Meetup program. You may join for free for a 60 day trial period. If you prefer to pay this fee by check or cash, contact the organizer for an address. Take a look at our past meetups to see the kind of activities that we sponsor. During the winter months you will, of course, see few activities since paddling does tend to be seasonal.
Our on-water activities require that a PFD (life preserver) must be worn, properly zipped.
You are responsible for your own safety. The Greenville Sea Kayakers and its organizers may not be held liable for loss, injury or death to any participant resulting from our events.
If you want to see a certain type of meetup at a specific place, please message the organizers, or start a Discussion. There may be others who want to join you!
We look forward to paddling with you!
Upcoming events (2)See all
- Paddle & Camp Dreher Is. on Lake MurrayDreher Island State Park, Prosperity, SC
Some of us have not paddled Lake Murray, so we're going for a weekend (Sat. to Mon. weekend) in April 2024. Hopefully, our members who live on or near the lake can be our guides! We are camping at Dreher Island State Park on Islanders Camp Circle (there are 2 campgrounds). Everyone will need to book your own site--and this is a popular campground that books up very early. We are on site #78, and several other members have booked sites in that vicinity.
For those who don't usually camp: Dreher Park is unusual in having 10 Camper Cabins, which are lower price than most cabins. They do not have bathrooms, but do have heat, AC, beds, refrig, microwave... sure beats a tent!
We usually have a pot luck supper when we have a group. Since we arrive on Saturday, Sunday will be our day for a group paddle. As always, PFDs must be worn to paddle with us.
We'll have more details closer to the weekend.
To reserve go to https://reserve.southcarolinaparks.com/dreher-island
- Sea Kayakers Classified AdsWaikīkī Beach, Honolulu, HI
The meetup program won't let us set up a tab for Classified ads, so we'll do it as a "meetup." Here's how it works: If you have kayaks/canoes/SUPs or similar paddlecraft, or other paddling gear/apparel for sale, please post your information as a comment below. Include all the information you would put in a classified ad. If someone is interested, reply to the seller's comment and go to the seller's bio to message them directly.
The Greenville Sea Kayakers do not take a commission and are not involved in the sale. This is a member service only.
Please list ONLY paddling-related gear, and skip unrelated comments.
P.S. I only wish we could hold this in Waikiki. The program required a location, so...