Great instruction – chance to hone your paddling skills from awesome instructors – try the GMC at Kern River this year:
There are three sessions, so you can fit it in between the symposiums sponsored by Aqua Adventures where there is also awesome instruction and a great opportunity to hone your paddling skills! http://www.aqua-adventures.com
But I repeat myself – see you out there! – Teresa
Just received this – don’t know what they will be showing, but looks interesting:
We would like to invite you attend the San Diego premier of the Reel Paddling Film Festival. This is the first time the festival has screened locally. Please help us spread the word to your friends or participants that paddle!
Date: Sunday, February 24
Time: Doors 6:30pm/Show 7:00pm
Venue: The Loft at UC San Diego, free parking on the weekends
UCSD Students $1 advance/$2 at the door
All others $10 advance/$15 at the door
Purchase: 858-534-TIXS or THELOFT.UCSD.EDU
Several of our paddling friends and members of the children’s race team will participate in the kick off of the Southern California racing season with a fun and frantic competition at La Jolla Shores next Saturday. My plan is to surf kayak early, then watch the launch and cheer on our compatriots. Even if you aren’t into sprint kayaking, watching these accomplished athletes on their surfskis, K-1′s, and C-1′s will improve your approach to paddling. (And sometimes there is entertaining carnage on the launch!). Go, team!
- T. Boli
I hope every one of you plan on tuning in to the greatest whitewater and flatwater kayaking/racing over the next two weeks. 07/28 thru 08/02 is slalom racing. Our friend in Kernville – Eric Giddens – will be doing commentary on the races. The sprint kayaking is running 08/06 thru 08/11 – the most beautiful forward stroke paddlers you will ever see! You can catch the action on-line – check the schedule at: http://www.nbcolympics.com/canoe-kayak/results-schedules/index.html
TO LOCAL KAYAKERS: San Diego Coastkeeper is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the regions inland and coastal waters for the community and wildlife that depend on them.
As a part of our mission, we host a quarterly forum called Signs of the Tide which aims to inform the community about local issues happening now in San Diego. By inviting members of the community, scientists, representatives from the city, professionals, and local experts to share information and concerns regarding specific issues of San Diego’s waterways we hope to promote thriving inland and coastal waters.
Our next Signs of the Tide event is scheduled for August 7, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and our topic is “How to Be an Advocate for Your Community,” with a focus on how to be better advocates for the environment, and in turn, the community. The event will feature a panel of experts with expertise ranging from environmental advocacy to regulatory decision-making. We will provide some light food and refreshments.
You can view more information about the event at: http://www.facebook.com/events/330556313698962/and http://www.sdcoastkeeper.org/act/green-events-in-san-diego/signs-of-the-tide.html
Please join us!
What a great morning to paddle with a couple of buddies. John, Jane, and I launched off of Coronado on the ocean side opposite Glorietta Bay. We circled north into the channel and landed at the public boat ramp in Glorietta Bay.
We had a slight wind at our back and incoming tidal flow the whole trip. With glassy conditions, we easily averaged 4.2 mph for a total trip time of 2 1/2 hours. The GPS distance was 11 miles.
The San Diego Bay is always interesting with its mix of naval vessels, a spectacular skyline view, and friendly folks on the water.
A great trip with just enough distance to challenge us – we’ll do it again soon!
Check out maps for the race course – this is a charity race (benefits Peninsula YMCA) that is great fun for local paddlers: