Welcome to BASK

Bay Area Sea Kayakers (BASK) is a group of 500 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!

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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.

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

Next meeting on Wednesday, October 29th 6PM - 9:30 ish

Title: Team Ocean
We are a Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary based program that puts trained, knowledgeable naturalists out on the water in sanctuary kayaks, to greet and interact with fellow day kayakers. The naturalists serve as docents for the marine sanctuary, promote respectful wildlife viewing, and protect marine mammals from disturbance.

Speakers: Dean Peterson

6pm Eat, Meet, and Mingle CHILI & PIE COOK-OFF bring your favorite recipes, impress your friends, maybe get lucky (by winning a prize)!
7pm Club announcements
8pm Presentation

Location: Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
953 De Haro St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

For more information see Upcoming Events page!

Would you like to speak at a BASK meeting or have an idea for a speaker?  Contact the Speaker Seeker.

Already a BASK member? Learn more about the BASK website revamp project.

ACA logo BASK is proud to be an American Canoe Association's (ACA) Paddle America Club.

BASK is a great way to meet club members and learn about paddling opportunities. Check out our Facebook group!