Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Paddling News June 29

It’s summer in Mississippi and it is HOT!  The temperature today is 92°. 
Water temperature is 87°.

South Coast Paddling Company is pleased to welcome Bayou Pilates to the kayak shop:  Ellen Miller, Bayou Pilates, will offer Mat Classes and Private Reformer Instruction:
Pilates for Paddlers begins this Saturday July 2 – Learn to specifically engage and develop the core muscles used for paddling a kayak. Saturdays from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.  Bring a mat to class.

Pilates on the Mat in July - Develop flexibility, stability, and endurance. Strengthen and lengthen muscles in this full body workout great for men and women of all ages and fitness levels.  Mondays from 6:00 to 6:50 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:00 to 9:50 a.m.  Bring a mat to class.

Class prices are $12 for a single class session, with discounts for multiple sessions - $50 for a five-session card and $90 for a ten-session card.  Ellen Miller, of Bayou Pilates, has practiced Pilates since 1993. She is trained as an Instructor of the Stott Pilates method, with more than 200 hours of specialized training in postural analysis, post rehabilitation exercise, anatomy, and mat and reformer Pilates exercises. Ellen offers various group classes and is also available for private instruction.  Stop by the shop and try out the only Pilates Reformer exercise machine on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Pilates Reformer exercise is very popular around the world, with athletes to actresses and everyone in between. Private reformer sessions are available. Click on this link for a quick introduction to the Reformer:    Come try it, you'll love it!  Contact Ellen at or 310-614-3741 to register.  See you Saturday!

South Coast Kayak Club:  Several local paddlers have signed up for the club.  T We’d welcome more!  The annual membership fee is $25.00 per person or $40 per couple.  Members will receive a FREE decal; 10% discount on all regularly scheduled trips (with availability); and a 15% discount on group reservations of 8 or more.  The purpose of the South Coast Kayak Club is to promote kayaking in south Mississippi and provide camaraderie for local kayakers.   

To join, email Carolyn or Gene:  or call the shop:  228.872.2030.  We’re planning the first club meeting on Thursday, July 21 at The Shed.  Bring your kayak at 6:00.  Paddle for two hours – stay for a beer and meeting discussion from 8:00-9:00.  Membership fees will be collected at the meeting or you can send to South Coast Paddling Company. 

Trips scheduled for July:
July 2     ½ day fishing trip on Graveline (Bring your own fishing gear)
July 4     CLOSED (We are usually closed on Mondays but accept reservations on request.  This year we’re taking a holiday on July 4.  Happy Birthday, America! Call for trips on July 3 or 5)
July 6     ½ day trip up Bluff Creek (BYOL – Bring your own lunch)
July 15   Full Moon paddle
July 19   ½ day on Old Fort Bayou
July 21   South Coast Kayak Club meeting:   6:00 at The Shed
July 22   Davis Bayou Fishing trip
July 27   Deer Island Sunset paddle (Meet at 6:30pm.  Leave Biloxi beach at 7:00.  Return at sunset, 8:15.  Home by 9:00)
July 30  Horn Island Overnight, 12 person max (about 7 spots are filled)

CLASSIFIED ADS for clients and friends of South Coast Paddling: 
Free classified ads for paddlers, gear, and the like. Post a trip, an environmental cause, gather a group for fun, sell a kayak, upgrade to a new one. Call or email us if you have something you want in the classified section!
*Hobie Mirage* I am selling a hobie mirage sport, single kayak complete with peddle drive. The price is $1100. If interested please call chuck lizana (228) 697.9242 or email him

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