Welcome to BASK

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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 September 2 (Online)

Our next general meeting will feature Christopher Lockyer. We’ll need to start a little earlier than usual since Christopher is sitting in the very eastern tip of our continent and is therefore four hours ahead of us.

We’ll start at 6 pm (mark your calendars)
Meeting goes until 8 pm

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

Thanks a lot to Margot Otway for using her network to get Christopher to join us next week!

Topic for the session: Explore Atlantic Canada With Me

Come explore with me. I live on the eastern edge of North America and have an amazing playground. Join me as I show you my back yard. Nova Scotia boasts the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy and provides us with so many different opportunities to paddle. We’ll explore the shores of Nova Scotia, then jump over and explore several areas on the Island of Newfoundland. If you have never head of Newfoundland, you’ve been missing out! Newfoundland is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse regions in Canada. A blend of traditional living sprinkled with mystery and one the few truly wild places left in Canada. Join us on this six-day expedition paddle in the Bay of Exploits. This section of the coastline has been chosen for its spectacular beauty, whales, abandoned communities, and massive icebergs.

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Bio: Christopher Lockyer is the driving force behind the Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium. It was his vision to have an event run in Nova Scotia to bring paddlers from all over the world to paddle this wonderful area. The Bay of Fundy is his home and it brings him joy to see other enjoying this area of the world. He’s been paddling since the early nineties in locations as far away as the UK, New Zealand, Iceland, and Norway, as well as countless places in North America. A graduate of Acadia University with a degree in Recreation Management, Chris is currently the owner of Committed to the Core Sea Kayak Coaching (www.committed2thecore.com). His passion is getting people out onto the sea and using the conditions and natural environment for them to reach their potential and personal goals. He is the only British Canoe Level 5 Coach in Canada and is a Paddle Canada Level 4 Instructor and senior Instructor Trainer. Sponsors: P&H Pro sea kayak team member (http://www.phseakayaks.com/), Kokatat Watersports (http://kokatat.com/), and Lendal team paddler (http://www.lendalna.com/).