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 on: September 13, 2018, 03:08:54 PM 
Started by Cat - Last post by FredF
Hi Cat, I'd be tempted, but I've got stuff to do tomorrow. BTW, I think Sakonnet Harbor would be a better put in and once you were out on the water, you could always duck behind one of the islands if the swells got more than you wanted to deal with.


 on: September 13, 2018, 11:57:05 AM 
Started by Cat - Last post by Cat
Anybody interested in paddling tomorrow (Fri 9/14)?  We don't often get a chance to paddle large swell with minimal wind. There will still be some good swell (4') from Flo, but winds below 10kt.  As long as we choose a sheltered put-in and avoid breaking waves...I'm thinking Gooseberry (MA) or Sakonnet, but would welcome suggestions. 

This would likely be a Level 4 paddle, not for distance, but for "large ocean swells".

Some of you may remember paddling during Hurricane Kyle in 2008 - minimal wind, 10-15' swell.  It was like riding an escalator - too much fun!  I don't think conditions will be that extreme, but enough to keep things interesting.  It will all be gone by Saturday, so take a mental health day off and let's paddle!

 on: September 12, 2018, 08:38:32 PM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Rich Coupland
Hi Tim. I definitely want to get on the water this weekend. Consider 3rd beach as a backup if K.B. is too big. Rich C.

 on: September 12, 2018, 06:46:37 PM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Tim G
Hi Folks,

I thought it might be fun to get out and play in the swell that Florence sends our way. The initial plan is to launch from Kings Beach at 10:00am.  Stay tuned as the venue could change if the swell size increases above current projections. This trip will likely be a level 4-5.  If you’re not certain if this trip is for you, please contact me by Friday. I will update the venue info on Friday. 



 on: September 12, 2018, 03:15:54 PM 
Started by Jimal - Last post by FredF
I regret not paddling with everyone today; I had hope the weather would be better, but we've have heavy rain and thunderstorms for much of the afternoon in this part of the bay, and after I checked the weather radar, it appeared that the URI Bay Campus was in the for the same weather.

Meanwhile, many thanks to Tim Motte for organizing and running the practice sessions this year. It's something I look forward to each year. Thanks also to Tim Gleason, Brenda, and Gary for helping out with rescues and paddling skills practice. There was a good turnout at the five sessions I attended and I enjoyed meeting a few new people--Bill, Bruce and Denise, John, Emile and Sarah--as well as seeing a few familiar faces Kate and Ron, Cat, Jerry, Mike. Did I forget anyone?

I'm also thankful that at +70, I'm still able to enjoy sea kayaking and learning new skills to make my paddling more enjoyable. Thanks again to all!  :)

 on: September 12, 2018, 01:53:13 PM 
Started by Jimal - Last post by purplesurfcat
Tim I am busting a move down from Providence and planning to appear — it will probably be pushing 5 by the time I get there.

 on: September 12, 2018, 01:48:30 PM 
Started by JSharlin - Last post by Tim
Thank you Jon!

 on: September 12, 2018, 01:39:10 PM 
Started by Jimal - Last post by Tim

 on: September 12, 2018, 01:09:00 PM 
Started by Jimal - Last post by Jimal
Is today’s event still on?

 on: September 12, 2018, 07:02:35 AM 
Started by Emile - Last post by Emile
Thanks for the tips, guys. I'll chat with you more about it at practice this afternoon.

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