Monday, June 7, 2010

Kayak groups in San Francisco Bay Area

If you like kayaking, no doubt you either (1) have a lot of friends who go kayaking with you, or (2) are looking for people to go kayaking. Something about exploring mysterious and sometimes turbulent waters calls for kayaking buddies. You never want to find yourself flipped over in a place where your screams cannot be heard (I am over-dramatizing it a bit).

If you belong to the latter group, you might find the following information useful. I am going to link to a number of kayaking groups/clubs that you can join and go kayaking with other people.


1. Kayakers' Alliance meetup group

My favorite, this group has a nice mixture of kayakers who own their own kayak and those who don't. Paddles are held in locations all over the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Many outings are done at locations where one can rent a kayak. Some events are held where there are no rentals. It started only a few months ago but has grown to become one of the most active.

http://www.meetup.com/bay-areakayakers/

2. Lodi Paddle Club meetup group
http://www.meetup.com/Lodi-Paddle-Club/
 
3. North Bay Kayakers meetup group
http://www.meetup.com/North-Bay-Kayakers/
 
4. Northern California Kayaks - Suisun City meetup group
http://www.meetup.com/Kayak-Adventure/
 
5. Sacramento Paddle Pushers meetup group
http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Paddle-Pushers/

6. Western Sea Kayakers (WSK)

This is a "real" club in the sense that they charge a due and have meetings.

http://www.westernseakayakers.org/

7. San Francisco Bay Area Sea Kayakers (BASK)

This is another "real" club in the Bay Area.

http://www.bask.org/

If you know or other kayaking organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, please let me know and I will add to this list.


Kevin

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