Surf's Up - Saturday (September 14) Sea Kayak!!

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 (10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

In Progress / Completed
Leader: Michael Hammer
Required ratings:
SK1, SK2, SK2P, SK3

Event Information


Surf's Up - Saturday (September 14) Sea Kayak!!

(Tentative Plans - Final Plan To Be Determined Based on Weather, Interest, & Experience. If you meet the requirements below, email me directly.)

Surf's Up - Saturday (September 14 Sea Kayak!!!

Surf's Up! Wind forecast for Saturday **September 14** mid-day on Lake Mendota is for 15-20+mph with gusts well into the mid 30s from the West/Northwest. I hope this is true!

That means bumpy waves and possible sea kayak surfing!

Weather permitting, I will lead a small group to sea kayak on Lake Mendota on Saturday September 14. We will plan to paddle between the Lakefront at Memorial Union and Tenney Park (the east-most point along what we call the "yellow line".)

We may also practice rescues and towing in conditions. Plans are tentative at this point.

SK1/SK2p, previous trips with Hoofers, standard swim test required. Given the water conditions, participation will depend on paddling skill and experience - and decision is at the leader's discretion. Previous strong whitewater experience is also a plus.

Please Note: I may elect to include a few relatively new sea kayakers with SK1 ratings depending on overall strength if the group. Please email me directly to ask - if this is of interest to you.

You will bring: Water (1-2 liters), Snacks in a drybag to carry in your boat, Snacks - worth repeating, appropriate paddling clothes - including club wetsuit and synthetic underlayers (no cotton) - and shoes that protect the toes can get wet , warm dry clothes to change into, towel. I would suggest a paddling jacket because it may also rain.

Please have your boat and gear together at 10:00am including your foot pegs so we can launch right away. (Time is tentative at this point.)

Thank you!

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