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!
The Meetup program has a lot of features, but it won't allow us to create a tab for members to post classified ads. So let's try this as a "meetup."
Post your paddling items for sale as a "comment" below. Anyone who is interested in listed items can contact the seller by clicking on seller's bio and sending seller a message. This is a member service for the Greenville Sea Kayakers, so there is no charge, and we will not coordinate sales or take a percentage.
This is for paddling items ONLY--clothes, gear, kayaks, boards, canoes, etc. And please, let's NOT fill it up with silly comments, but save the listings for stuff for sale.
This "meetup" is set up for a date in the future, so it will not expire for a while. If you sell something, please post a comment that it is sold, or remove your original "for sale" comment.
No, you do not have to go to Hawaii to complete the transaction, but it's not a bad idea... (the program wanted a location).
Let's see if this works... Janie
For Early Planners... SAVE THE DATES for our annual Paddle & Camp weekend at Crescent Group Campground on Lake Hartwell.
We have 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, and a Friday sunset paddle for those who care to participate.
You must be a PAID member of Greenville Sea Kayakers to reserve a campsite.
Registration will open about Aug. 1, 2021.