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!

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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 (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: Tuesday May 28th

  • Location: Marin Headlands. The event is opened to BASK members and non-members. Members should check the BASK Calendar or Buzz for details regarding the venue and to reserve a seat. Non-members should contact baskgeneralmeeting@gmail.com to reserve a seat. Members and non-members will be placed on the waiting list once we hit capacity in no preferential order. Bring a headlamp, comfortable footwear, camp chair, warm clothes, water bottle, and re-usable ustensils to minimize trash.
  • 6 pm: Event starts with pizza, salad and dessert provided, $8-10 donation suggested for food cost. Mingle with fellow paddlers around a fire (air quality conditions-dependent).
  • 7 pm: BASKers will share tales, tricks, skills, experiences, and calls to action on matters affecting the paddling community. Share a story or show us something for a few minutes tops.
  • 9 pm: Event ends