Today - Friday, June 3
Upcoming Guided Tour Schedule
Davis Bayou June 7 half-day 8-12, call for reservations
Graveline Bayou June 8 half-day 8-12, call for reservations
Fishing Trip June 10 To deer island, half-day, 7-11, call for reservations
Full Moon Paddle July 15 Call for reservations
CELEBRATE SUMMER! Ocean Springs Kayak Festival
June 17-18, Ft. Maurepas - Front Beach - Fun for the whole family!
Friday Night - Barefootin’ on the Beach 5:00 pm- 10:00 -pm
Come enjoy an evening of family fun on the beach with music, volleyball, food and drink. It’ll be a laid back beach party. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs.
Registration for the Mississippi State Games Kayak Race from 6 – 8 pm.
Saturday All Day – Kayaking Fun 8:00am – 8:00 pm
We’ve scheduled all day fun with paddle sports including the MS STATE GAMES KAYAK Race, a Poker Run in kayaks, demonstrations and LIVE MUSIC with some of our favorite original local bands! Come join the fun and CELEBRATE SUMMER!
On the beach side At the Fort- Stage & tents
6:30-8:00 Set-up Set-up
7:00 – 8:00 Race registration
8:00 Welcome & Announcements
8:30 Race #1 (4.5 miles)
9:30 Race #2 (1.5 miles)
10:00 – 1:00 Kayak Basics (fee) DJ music on stage until 2:00
10:45 Race Awards
11:00 Stand Up Paddleboard demos
11:30 – 1:30 Kayak Poker Run #1 (fee)
1:30 Kayak Advanced “Get Your
Rescue On” (fee)
2:00- 4:00 Kayak Poker Run #2(fee) Dangeaux and the Baby
2:30 Stand Up Paddleboard demos
3:00 Dangeaux and the Baby
4:00 Close exhibitions Alligator Zebra
5:00 Alligator Zebra
6:00 Suns of Eden
6:30 Deer Island Kayak Camping Trip (fee)
7:00 Suns of Eden8:00 Festival ends
Kayak Classes Offered at Festival
Advanced reservations are highly recommended as class sizes are limited.
Kayaking Classes 1 and 2: with Joe and Rachel, First Coast Outfitters, American Canoe Association (ACA) trainers
· Each class will last “up to 3 hours” (Depending on how quickly the class moves through the skill levels)
· Cost for each class will be $75.00 if you rent a boat. $60.00 if you bring your own boat.
· Advanced reservations are recommended as class sizes are limited.
· Students who complete the classes are eligible for ACA certification (an optional cost. Certification requires membership in ACA, which is $40)
Class 1: Kayak Basics will be held in the morning, from 10:00-1:00. We won’t start the class until the Mississippi State Games race is completed. Be a little flexible with start time.
Students who take the morning class will be eligible for the afternoon advance course: “Get your Rescue On”.
Class 2: Kayak Advanced – Get your rescue on will be held in the afternoon. We anticipate from 1:30-4:30. Refresh you safety and rescue skills.
Gulf Hills Hotel offers a special weekend rate to kayakers and festival participants. 228.875.4211. Be sure to tell the reservation clerk that you are coming for the OS Kayak Festival.
Summer office hours in effect - come by and see Gene or Carolyn. Book a trip with us soon! 228.872.2030 email@example.com
Both self discovery and guided tours are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Yes, we do accept walk-ins -- but we aren’t always available. For guided trips, we prefer advance reservations. But, we are in business to serve you - so we’ll do our best to remain flexible and accommodate your schedule.
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!
I am selling my 2010 Hobie Tandem mirage drive kayak. It is papaya colored. Price $1,800.
CALL Lori Brannon Carter (228)215-0296
I am selling my Epic 16X Performance. Composite of fiberglass, kevlar, and carbon, length 16 feet, weight 40 pounds. Excellent condition. Fast and stable with adjustable rudder peddles and seat. Price $2,250. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-807-4867. Can email photos.
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