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This is a club for those who love the beach and all that it represents here in southern California. Whether your gig is surfing, long-boarding, sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, beach volleyball, paddle-ball, Frisbee, beach-fires, biking on the Newport boardwalk, walking in the sand, running in the water, sitting with an umbrella overhead and a drink in hand, or just getting a tan, this is your chance to meetup with other professionals in our quest for the Endless Summer.

* WEATHER:
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* SURF REPORT:
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http://www.beachlive.com/surf-reports-forecasts/beach/new ...

* OC REGISTER BEACH BLOG
http://beach.freedomblogging.com/

* BOARDS FOR SALE:
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Have a great day at the beach, whatever you do,

Mike

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CDM Beach Volleyball at Sunset

Corona Del Mar State Beach

Our 10 year tradition, and counting….. Join us for some fun beach volleyball games. The best way to end your weekend, and get prepared for Monday, back to work! Enjoy the ocean breeze, the scenery, sound of the waves, and the happy people around. We start early afternoon, and play till sunset, or until all cry uncle! and that should leave enough time after the game for those who want to enjoy a bite and a drink nearby. Those with limited experience are welcome, but are expected to try and improve their game. Our experience shows that after a few sessions, they do. Notes and suggestions: • Please try to RSVP by Saturday EOD. Also, your friends count on the number of players signed up, so don't be a flake, or I'll tell mom on you. • Competition is encouraged, while all get to participate and play their position. Our approach is one of positive encouragement for improvement, and avoiding negative criticisms or complaints. • You might consider a beach chair, an umbrella, socks... to make yourself comfortable. • If you arrive early and see a court available, own it! All you need is a ball or lines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceau-600wME Parking: Parking up the hill is FREE. Parking near the beach is metered. ARRIVE EARLY in summer. It may take a little time to find a parking spot. Court: Our court lines are ORANGE or YELLOW. We also hang an ugly GREEN men's tie from the net. There is no guarantee that we can get a court, but we always have. Most often, one of the southside courts. If not, walk north and CHECK other courts (towards the jetty), as shown in the map below. Down Memory Lane Last summer, we saw some big waves during our games. This was July 7, 2014. It looked like a tsunami. All our courts were flooded. We had our bags against the bushes, and a few times had to pick them up as the waves went past the bushes and into the drive way behind. You can see more pictures in the photo album. surreal!

BIKE FUN BEAUTIFUL OCEAN TRAILS - DUNES to THE WEDGE - PICNIC - BIKE RENTALS

EASTER SUNDAY AFTERNOON BIKE FUN BEAUTIFUL - OCEAN TRAILS - DUNES to THE WEDGE - PICNIC - BIKE RENTALS AVAILABLE THE START 4/21 An Easter Sunday Afternoon bike ride at 3:30PM. Cross-posted on a few Meet Ups. Average attendance is about 30+/- people. A glorious Fun Ocean Bike Ride Afternoon and crowd favorite. Meet new people, exercise, discover more about where we live, outdoor fun and lunch. We start and finish at the Galley Café and use the Balboa Ferry one-way on return. Please read all of this posting All-inclusive and great for first timers, shy people and expert riders. This is casual biking with great exercise and a basic fitness level makes it so much more fun. We will be on the ocean, exercising, sightseeing and making new friends. Enjoy the beauty of where we live. Pack a snack or be prepared to buy take-out from a variety of places for a snack picnic in Channel Park. BIKE RENTALS Available (see end of this post for rental info and WHERE TO PARK for rentals) THE RIDE NOT a ‘pack ride’ on PCH but keeping to trails and side streets. A couple of short hills that are a positive challenge for single speed bikes. Plan for 3 hours and 15+/- miles. Leave from the Galley Café to Bayside Drive to The Dunes - Castaway Park – Cliff Drive along the Newport ridgeline – dropping down into the village for sightseeing and ocean views all the way to The Wedge. We come back on the ferry ($1.25) This ocean bike tour mixes sightseeing and exercise on ocean trails and side roads. On this ride you will see Pirates, Cowboys & Indians, you will ride all the way across the USA, and go places you’ve never been. Really! Have fun, meet like-minded people, be safe and enjoy the splendor of where we live. We have scheduled stops along the way to ‘Group Up’, rest, hydrate and be present. The group has a Sweeper at the end of the pack. LEAVING FROM Galley Cafe 829 Harbor Island Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660 PICNIC As we drop down into the village, we will pause for lunch at Channel Park on the water. Pack your lunch and/or there are several places to buy lunch. Carl’s Jr, a bakery, sandwich shop, pizza, Flame Broiler and a coffee shop with a few more. We break for lunch and complete the ride. There is no need for a bike lock. RELEASE OF LIABILITY Biking and running activities and all outdoor sports outings are rewarding and pleasant activities, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, impact or fall injuries, broken or dislocated bones. By signing up for this bike trip, you assume the risks of the outing and agree to release the organization, the trip organizer and other participants from claims for any and all injuries or other losses sustained during this trip. Helmets highly recommended. LEADER Roz –[masked] Text with questions. BEHAVIOR Please! – No creepy, negative types, anger issues or controlling behavior invited. This is always a supportive group of like-minded people and it is important that people feel safe. Some adventurous people are trying Meet Up and a bike ride for the first time and we plan with this in mind. THE NO’s No boom boxes No politics Please - No using your phone while riding. BIKE RENTALS Call Liam at the bike rental shop to arrange for a pick up. Tell him you are with Roz’s group and ask for a bike with gears (More Fun!) Sports Rent 333 Marine Ave Newport Beach, CA 92662 www.sportsrentsonline.com (714)[masked] PARKING FOR BIKE RENTALS Park in the Bayside Center Shopping Plaza at the intersection of Jamboree and Bayside Drive. The bridge to Balboa Island is directly across from the shopping center. Walk across the bridge onto Balboa Island on the right-hand sidewalk to first building on the right. Come early to rent a bike and peddle up Bayside Drive to the Galley Café to be ready for 3:30 start.

EVERY TUESDAY CDM Beach Run/walk/stairclimb

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Arrive at 6:00, pack off at 6:10 Here's a great workout for legs and glutes with really great people as well! We run to the Goldenrod footbridge, to the beach bluff, turn left and run to Poppy Beach, run/walk the ramp 1-5x, turn around, back to the beach stairs, back to Goldenrod to the start. It takes about an hour and is 3-4 miles. We have all speeds from walkers to front runners! Pets welcome too! CROSS-POSTED ON 5 meetups so we average 9-40+ people each week! Make sure to bring your headlamps / flashlights as it's dark now by the time we start our run!

CDM Beach Volleyball at Sunset

Corona Del Mar State Beach

Our 10 year tradition, and counting….. Join us for some fun beach volleyball games. The best way to end your weekend, and get prepared for Monday, back to work! Enjoy the ocean breeze, the scenery, sound of the waves, and the happy people around. We start early afternoon, and play till sunset, or until all cry uncle! and that should leave enough time after the game for those who want to enjoy a bite and a drink nearby. Those with limited experience are welcome, but are expected to try and improve their game. Our experience shows that after a few sessions, they do. Notes and suggestions: • Please try to RSVP by Saturday EOD. Also, your friends count on the number of players signed up, so don't be a flake, or I'll tell mom on you. • Competition is encouraged, while all get to participate and play their position. Our approach is one of positive encouragement for improvement, and avoiding negative criticisms or complaints. • You might consider a beach chair, an umbrella, socks... to make yourself comfortable. • If you arrive early and see a court available, own it! All you need is a ball or lines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceau-600wME Parking: Parking up the hill is FREE. Parking near the beach is metered. ARRIVE EARLY in summer. It may take a little time to find a parking spot. Court: Our court lines are ORANGE or YELLOW. We also hang an ugly GREEN men's tie from the net. There is no guarantee that we can get a court, but we always have. Most often, one of the southside courts. If not, walk north and CHECK other courts (towards the jetty), as shown in the map below. Down Memory Lane Last summer, we saw some big waves during our games. This was July 7, 2014. It looked like a tsunami. All our courts were flooded. We had our bags against the bushes, and a few times had to pick them up as the waves went past the bushes and into the drive way behind. You can see more pictures in the photo album. surreal!

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EVERY TUESDAY CDM Beach Run/walk/stairclimb

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