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California Orange County - Kayak / SUP Newport Bay

This event is led by GWHOC Ambassador Brandi "B" Rubin

Hi girls~ Brandi here, fellow GWH member and one of your awesome OC Chapter Ambassadors. Thought we might switch things up a bit in Sept.
Lets kayak and paddle around balboa island and Newport Beach Back Bay. Its so hard to predict the weather from now until then so I'll just say dress as if you were going to the beach, bring a top layer. If you have a waterproof/dry bag, definitely bring that for your essentials you don't want to leave behind at the kayak center.

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:

NO ADVANCE reservations are accepted. We pay upon arrival, it is first come first serve. On their website, the pictures show they have many many kayaks and stand-up paddle boards and since we are arriving as soon as they open I'm sure we can be accommodated.

We can decide as a group how long we want to stay out upon arrival. And we can decide together where we'd like to grab lunch afterwards. This is just an option and not a mandatory lunch :)

I will have new chapstick giveaways for EVERY member who attends. We can never have enough of that.

The fees for kayak and sup rentals are as follows:

single kayak = $14/hr or $50/day
double kayak= $20/hr or $65/day
Paddle board= $20/hr or $65/day

I plan on getting a single kayak for myself but if you'd like to share a kayak with someone please do.

As I mentioned above, please bring the essentials you would bring to a day at the beach; sunscreen, hat, bathing suit,comfortable shoes you dont' mind getting wet, base layers of clothing and a top waterproof layer in case the weather changes temporarily while we are out. Please bring at least 2L of water, if you'd like to bring snacks, please do. I anticipate an hour or two float/paddle session and if you think you may need/want snacks...definitely bring them. Please bring an ID in case they need it for the kayak/sup rental. Bring a waterproof/dry bag if you have one to keep your personal effects in while we are on the water. There is a spot to keep your personal items in the rental center, I choose to keep my gear with me. I will have my first aid kit, if you feel comfortable or want to bring yours as well, please do. Please bring anything with you, that will make you feel comfortable and safe.

THIS EVENT IS FOR EVERYONE ~ EVERY & ANY SKILL LEVEL AND INEXPERIENCED ARE WELCOME ALSO. This is an event with minimal physical exertion and ever level of physicality is invited and encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity if you have been wanting to try either kayaking or sup'ing...the waters will be calm and the day will be beautiful.
I am optimistic the weather will be fabulous :)

event type; Kayak and Sup Newport Bay & Balboa Island
Event Rating:GREEN: Mellow event. No experience required.. Novice kayakers/sup'ers welcome! 2L of water required.
Date: Sun. Sept 9th, 2018
Time: 9 am to approx 12pm
Distance: unknown, we decide how far we want to paddle
Water Required: at least 2 L

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: Free parking in lot. 
Event Address: Southwind Kayak center rental base @ 100 N Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Eventbrite: Not required
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

EACH PERSON MUST ALSO SIGN A KAYAK SAFETY WAIVER. HERE IS THE LINK. Print, sign and bring signed copy with you to save time at kayak rental center. They will also have waivers at rental center, should you forget.Thank you.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes!

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