Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Surf Sprouts...

A little bit of SUK...Stand Up Kayaking...for better balance..and fun

Class in session...sandbar session.

And into the waves for Position and Take off.

We had a great first day with the boys and girls at surf camp at Tybee Island yesterday.
More shenanigans to come.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Surf Kayak Juniors - New Program for 2011

After three great years of fun and kayak games with Sea Sprouts, some of the kids have graduated and are ready to take it to the next level...enter the Surf Sprouts.
This program is aimed at boys and girls 12-16 yrs of age. We'll be using a selection of SOTS including Cobra Strikes, RTM's and FF's. The focus of the two days will be on safely enjoying the dynamic area where the sea meets the shore...the surf zone...in kayaks, of course.
We have 9 surf monkeys ready to rock and roll.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Another Not A Bummer Summer

Half Days, Full Days, Classes, Picnics, Stories, Sharks, Desert Islands, Water Fights, Naps, Nips, Kung Fu, Crabs, Spiritual rejunvination and a whole lot more going on in these here waters.

Yes, we thoroughly approve. Come get some.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Paddler Learns Roll - Ego Gets Boost

Some nice feed back from a customer this past weekend.
All programs are in full swing.. classes, trips and family programs.
Surf Sprouts will be hitting the waves next week....so watch out !

My name is Brian Chapman, I took a rolling class with Nigel over the weekend, I just wanted to let you guys know that I really enjoyed the class, Nigel is an extremely good instructor, he was very patient and never pushed me beyond what I was comfortable with, from the first time I contacted Savannah Canoe & Kayak there was no business feeling about talking with anyone, by the end of my lessons I felt like I had made several new friends. I am really excited about coming back for surf kayak lessons! Thanks so much for everything.

Thank Brian. You were an excellent student...attentive, focused.
Your roll looked great and ready to take to the 'zone'
We will add you to the Surf Paddlers Call to Surf list.
If anyone else wants to get on this surf meet up list, drop us a line.
There will be paddles and kayaks to demo at such times.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Paddlers Needed for SUP Race

It would be great to have a couple of sea kayaks running safety for the SUP race on Saturday. Give us a shout if interested and we'll give you the skinney.

International Surfing Day

International Surf Day – June 18, 2011
Coastal Georgia Surfrider events at Tybee will be from 10:00AM until 3:00PM and will include a Push and Surf for parents and children, a SUP/Surfboard Demo, a SUP Race and prone Surfboard Race, a Water Conservation Demo and a cleanup of our area at the end of our day. Monday, June 20, we will have a social hour and a surf movie. Please stop by on the South Beach at Tybee on Saturday and see us.

Volunteer staff needed to help man the SUP race course on boards!! Setup is 8:00AM

Saturday – June 18, 2011 South Beach on Tybee Island
SUP/Surfboard Demos throughout the day between events.
Prone Surfboard Race – 11:00AM
SUP Race – 12:00PM
Push and Surf for Parents and Children – 2:00PM Kids, bring your Mom and Dad and your favorite surfboard!
Area Cleanup after the day’s events.

South Beach.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Come on...Lets go Kayak !

This great little animation was put together by Ian Farrelly, son of Jim.
The clip of Otter Guy going surfing took hours to put together and several days to render. Ian is soon off to the Dave School of digital animation and we wish him all the best.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Sprouts are Back...

Surf Sprouts are Go !
For those looking to take it to the next level...

The paddling school of hard knocks is back and in two formats this year...
Our regular Sea Sprouts sessions for ages 8 to 12 is just a bunch of fun and games and some easy yakin...kids stuff !.
Surf Sprouts is for graduates of Sea Sprouts and offers more opportunity for paddling skills, personal growth and physical injury .

A couple of sessions in July.
July 18&19 still has availability

Monday, June 6, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tybee Kayak Race Day Wins Big

The local paddling community made a great show this weekend at the annual fund raising event for the Tybee Marine Science Center. It appeared that the turn out was one of the best ever. For The Little Tybee Challenge alone, we counted some thirty racers, as a large component of Surf Skis moved rapidly down the Back River on a near perfect racing day.
Savannah Canoe and Kayak was one of the sponsors, and many of our customers and staff paddled away with top honors and cool prizes. Steve Braden triumphantly defended his 'First Place Sea Kayak Division' win from last year and Mary Siceloff took first place for her first race ever. Kay Hess was barrel rolled coming around the north tip of Myrtle, but quickly regained composure to finish in the top three. One of the top prizes of the event, a Saltwood paddle, was won by SC&K sponsored paddler and Surf Jammer Arthur Benson. Somebody else won a kayak.
We will have full results and details soon, but for now a big thanks goes to the chief organizer Debbie Kearney, all the volunteers, sponsors, paddlers, and supporters who made this race a fun raising success.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Tybee Island Invasion

This Thursday at the shop

Free of charge.
Bar open at 6.