Welcome to BASK

Coronavirus Update: How BASK is Responding

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). 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 July 29 (Online)

This Wednesday we will have a participative program. As some of us are getting on the water in small groups, we could spread the excitement and share experiences by performing some recent trips reports live. If you have images, you will be able to share your screen to show them. This is on a voluntary base and should be informal. Please shoot Xavier Darzacq an email if you plan to do one so he can get an idea of the volume and can accordingly plan the timing.

Meeting is from 7-9 pm

Link to connect through Zoom: See BASK Calendar, website members home page, or Buzz

Meeting agenda:
– general discussion
– live trip reports
– open to additional ideas for this meeting or others (contact Xavier to add to the agenda)