Thursday, June 9, 2011

Paddling News June 8

      Upcoming Guided Tour Schedule

Fishing Trip                         June 10                 To davis bayou, half-day, 7-11, call for reservations
Paddle & lunch                    June 14                 A paddle up Bluff creek. BYOL- Bring Your Own Lunch. 9-1. Call for reservations
Full Moon Paddle                July 15                  2 hour moonlight paddle up Old Fort Bayou. Call for reservations
Pascagoula Marsh               June 22                  Explore the lower Pascagoula. Half-day, 8-12, call for reservations.
Fishing Trip                         June 30                  To Graveline Bayou. Half-day, 7-11, 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!

Check out our bands on Facebook! Dangeaux and the Baby, Alligator Zebra and Suns of Eden
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm on the stage at Fort Maurepas - Cool live music, a summer breeze (yeah, right), good friends and beer. Can't go wrong! 

Sign up for Kayak Lessons! Saturday, June 18
Advanced reservations are highly recommended as class sizes are limited.
Kayaking Classes 1 and 2
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.
·         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 
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
*ALERT* A local woman has had her kayak stolen from the top of her car in downtown ocean springs. It is an 11.5’ blue, sit on top, recreational Perception Caster. If anyone has seen this boat or knows anything about it please contact Emree Steptoe at (228) 326-4313

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