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: Wednesday, July 25

Details

Featured Presentation:

  • Topic: Bay Water Trail
  • Presenter: Ben Botkin
  • Presentation Summary: San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Update
    The Water Trail is a growing network of launching and landing sites, or “trailheads”, that encourage people in non-motorized boats to safely enjoy the scenic, cultural, and ecological richness of the San Francisco Bay. Water Trail planner Ben Botkin will provide an update on recent progress of the Bay Area Water Trail, including grant funded improvements, new facilities, maps, and website.Petaluma MarshRichardson Bay

Other Agenda Items

  • New member introductions

 

 

Transportation & Parking: You can take BART to the 16th & Mission station; it’s a short three-block walk to the Women’s Building. Note: Parking will NOT be available at Mission High School this month. 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.