Welcome to BASK

Long time BASK member Casey Walker passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on November 9th.

Casey is perhaps best known within our club as the organizer of several kayak-centric trips to the San Juan Islands. His larger legacy to us will always be the Water Trail; along with his associates in Bay Access, Casey spent years authoring the legislation and navigating the political channels that finally resulted in the September 2005 signing of California Assembly Bill 1296 which established the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.

More than recalling his accomplishments, however, we remember Casey for who he was. His laughter was infectious, and there is no one to whom the expression “twinkle in his eye” was more aptly applied. Casey truly enjoyed the company of others, eager to arrange a gathering of friends and then let others take the lead in furthering the fellowship. Always ready to propose a toast, he was also there to provide counsel and support to so many people in so many ways.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Stacy and daughter Marley. Casey, we miss you.

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, January 28th 6PM - 9:30 ish

Members and guests holiday dinner in December.

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!