Welcome to BASK

Bay Area Sea Kayakers (BASK) is a group of several hundred sea kayakers who live throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Our interests include flat-water paddling, kayak-surfing, expeditions, and playing amongst the rocks, in conditions that range from mild to wild. Our club exists to bring paddlers together for companionship, safety, exploration, learning, and great food and drink!

img_sm_tw_oceanSprayRockgarden

 

BASK trips range from local to international, and are all member-initiated with shared responsibilities for safety. BASK does not supply boats or equipment, although some members are willing to share their equipment. You have to be a member or a guest of a member to participate in on-the-water BASK events and a signed activity waiver is required. Follow the links to learn more about the benefits of membership and to join BASK.

img_lg_mb_bayBridgePaddlers

We invite you to attend one of our monthly meetings! They are free, open to the public, and include food (suggested donation $8-10), a featured speaker, club news, and information about upcoming events. It’s a great way to meet club members and learn about paddling opportunities.

For more information see the Events page!

Would you like to speak at a BASK meeting or have an idea for a speaker? Contact the Speaker Seeker. Interested in what type of speakers we’ve had in the past? See the list of previous general meeting topics.

 

Next General Meeting: Wednesday, August 26

Details

Featured Presentation

  • Topic: Whale Watching
  • Presenter: Peter Donohue
  • Presentation Summary: Peter has been whale watching from kayaks for over 10 years and has seen hundreds of whales in that time. He will talk about some strategies to see whales in our area, focusing on gray and humpback whales, the two that most commonly visit our waters. He will cover legality, safety, when, where, how, what you can expect to see, etc., and include lots of photos and videos.
Whale TailGetting Close