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). The format of each meeting may vary a bit month to month, but they tend to include members sharing stories, featured speakers, 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 28th

  • Location: A park with views in Berkeley. The event is opened to BASK members and non-members provided they have reserved a seat. Exact location provided upon registration. Members should check the BASK Calendar or Buzz for to reserve a seat. Non-members should contact baskgeneralmeeting@gmail.com to reserve a seat.
  • What to bring: Bring a camp chair, warm clothes, water bottle, and re-usable utensils to minimize trash.
  • 6 pm: Enjoy Pizza & Salad and socialize with fellow paddlers. No alcohol beverages please.
  • 7 pm: BASKers will circle to share tales, tricks, skills, experiences, and calls to action on matters affecting the paddling community, play music, read poems, talk about an upcoming paddle or a great book.
  • 9 pm: Event ends

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