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 designed for touring and sea kayaks, due to distance traveled and speed, we also 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 (3)

Paddle and Picnic

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We have reserved the picnic shelter at Broyles Landing on Lake Hartwell for a paddle followed by a pot luck picnic. All types of paddle craft are welcome! We expect to have groups of paddlers going out for morning paddles about 11 am for varying distances, but no very long paddles.

We'll gather for a pot luck picnic about 12:30. Bring a dish to share. After lunch we may have some skills practice or another paddle.

Bring any extra gear or kayaks/paddle craft that you would like to sell. We'll have a table to put your gear for sale, so label your items with your name, phone and price. Buyers and sellers work out their own deals--the club is not involved. So bring some cash just in case. This could be an opportunity to try out different boats if people bring them.

There is a $5 parking fee payable at a kiosk when you enter Broyles (credit card). As you enter, go left to follow the road towards the picnic shelter. We can unload boats there and put them on the grass near the shelter. Or you can go right to unload at the boat ramp and paddle around to the shelter.
As always, PFD is required to be worn.

Crescent Paddle & Camp Weekend

Needs a location

For Early Planners... SAVE THE DATES in 2022 for our annual Paddle & Camp weekend at Crescent Group Campground on Lake Hartwell.
We have again reserved an entire peninsula of the campgrounds for the Greenville Sea Kayakers. This is a lovely campground which is available only for groups, and is not open to the public. All 22 campsites in our loop are waterfront, widely spaced, mostly shaded, with water and electricity. Sites are suitable for tents or small RVs.

Bring your kayaks, canoes, or SUPs. There will be shorter, slower paddles for those who prefer them, and longer, faster paddles for others. We may also have informal group skills practice. It's a great opportunity to share knowledge, try other kayaks & equipment, and get to know each other. A Saturday night get together is planned.

You must be a PAID member of Greenville Sea Kayakers to reserve a campsite. For those who want to paddle but do not want to camp, a day-paddle will be posted. Registration will open about Aug. 1, 2022, when details will be posted.

Sea Kayakers Classified Ads

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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...


Past events (462)

Last Minute Paddle on Lake Robinson

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