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!
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.
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.
Next General Meeting: Wednesday, October 25
- Topic: East Fort Baker Project
- Presenters: Katharine Arrow and Steve Kasierski
- Presentation Summary: Our speakers will discuss the National Park’s plans for the marina/boatshop area and waterfront at Horseshoe Cove. Using historic waterfront photos, they will also show how Fort Baker evolved into a military “working waterfront” and transitioned into the park era. At the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Katharine Arrow is Manager of the Lands and Real Estate Business Management Division and Steve Kasierski serves as the real estate project manager.
Other Agenda Items
Transportation & Parking
- Recent and upcoming events
- New member introductions
: You can take BART to the 16th & Mission station; it’s a short three-block walk to the Women’s Building. If you must drive all the way, we have a special arrangement that allows us to park in the Mission High School lot
on the west side of Delores Street between 17th and 18th Streets. The parking driveway is closer to 17th Street and takes you up a ramp to an elevated parking slab behind a chain link fence, as shown in this Google Street View
. From there, it’s a two-block walk. Put something that says “BASK” on your your dashboard. The lot will be locked at 10 pm, so make sure you’re out well before then. Other parking in the Mission is limited. If you need to drive, carpooling and parking west of Mission St. are recommended. There are two parking garages in the area. For trip planning information, see the Women’s Building contact page
This presentation will NOT be broadcast as a “virtual meeting” or recorded for the BASK YouTube channel.