Paddlefest

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

10am - 4pm

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka

Center Activities is proud to present the 8th Humboldt Bay Paddlefest! The waterways, estuaries, and salt marshes of Humboldt Bay are some of the most unique in the world and paddle recreation is one of the best ways to appreciate them. Paddlefest celebrates the beauty of Humboldt Bay bringing aquatic sports, local community members and organizations, and the HSU campus together for a day of fun and play on the bay! Take classes and clinics, compete in races, and browse vendor demos and booths all while enjoying live music, food, and beer on the Eureka waterfront! New this year is Awareness Alley featuring presentations and displays from local environmental and community non-profit agencies.

Admission is FREE! Classes and clinics are only $5 - $10!

Profits from the event will be donated to the HSU Center Activities Youth Aquatic Scholarship Fund.

ALSO, don’t forget to kick off Paddlefest this year with the REEL Paddling Film Festival happening at the Arcata Theater Lounge on Thursday, September 12th! For more information, please visit:

Center Activites - REEL Paddling Film Festival
&
REEL Paddling Film Festival Website

--SCHEDULE OF EVENTS--

TOURS

10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm   Outrigger Canoe Tours
Instructor: Humboldt Bay Outrigger Canoe Club & Southern California Outrigger Racing Association (SCORA)
Fee: $5 adults, $5 children (Must be at least 12 years old)
Hop on a 6 person outrigger canoe and paddle on the bay!  

11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm   Sailboat Tours
Instructor: Humboldt Bay Sea Scouts
Fee: $10 adults, $5 children (all ages welcome)
Come aboard the Sea Scouts "Yankee" Catalina 22' and become part of the sailing crew!

CLASSES

10:00am & 2:00pm   Introduction to Stand Up Paddling
Instructor: Tim Haywood with All Out SUP
Fee: $10 for adults, $5 youth (minimum age 10)
In this fun introductory class you are introduced to the world of standup paddling. Covering the basic techniques, you will learn how to turn and maneuver the SUP (stand-up paddleboard). Starting out on your knees then working your way to your feet for a walking on water like experience.

Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Instructor: Center Activities
Fee: $10 per person
This course will give you a brief overview of sea kayaking. You will learn basic paddle strokes and techniques, the latest in equipment and boat design, wet exits and above all, safety.

Intermediate Sea Kayaking
Instructor: Center Activities
Fee: $10 per person
This course will reinforce the basic skills while continuing the learning curve on many critical concepts. Depending on time and class size, we will cover bracing, sweep strokes, assisted re-entries, local marine weather and open water conditions. Basic paddling skills/experience are a prerequisite.

Intro to Sea Kayaking for Kids
Instructor: Center Activities.
Fee: $5 per person.
This class is especially for kids! Learn the basics of sea kayaking from experienced and certified instructors. For kids ages 8-15. Parents must be present to register their child.

CLINICS

10:00am – 4pm   Taste of Rowing
Instructor: HSU's Women's Crew Team
Fee: $5
Are you looking for a new challenge?  Interested in learning to row crew?  Come join current team members and coaches for an introduction to the sport of rowing.  No experience neccesary.

10:00am – 4pm   Sea Kayak Demos
Try out different kayaks throughout the day. Provided by Adventure’s Edge and Center Activities.

RACES

11:00am – 12:30pm   Eureka Channel Open Class Race
Bring your boat, or hop on one of the available demo boats for a fun race down the channel to the Somoa Bridge and back.  All paddle boats or vessels are welcome to race.  This is a free event so make sure to get on the water and join the fun!

1:00pm   Cardboard Kayak Cup Race
Join us for the always entertaining and wacky Cardboard Kayak Cup! Enter your team, build your cardboard kayak from boxes and tape in 50min and join the race! Be the first to cross the Eureka Channel and make it back to take home the grand prize! Registration is FREE, but space is limited so register your team early!
Cardboard Kayak Cup Rules [PDF]

AWARENESS ALLEY

"We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."  --  Native American Saying 

Come check out displays and presentations from local environmental non-profit organizations in Awareness Alley! As we utilize and recreate in the beautiful waters in and around Humboldt Bay, it is important for us to be aware of our part in the bigger picture and protect these natural resources. Awareness Alley will pay tribute to the natural wonders of Humboldt County focusing on conservation, protection, and sustainability through the work of local activist and state organizations.  

Time TBA   Smith River Alliance Presentation

Time TBA   Mad River Alliance Presentation

KIDZ ONLY!

10:00am - 4:00pm   Kidz Korner
Face painting, boating safety for children, and fun and games complete Kidz Korner! Learn how you and your children can be safer and smarter on the water. 

Intro to Sea Kayaking for Kids
Instructor: Center Activities.
Fee: $5 per person.
This class is especially for kids! Learn the basics of sea kayaking from experienced and certified instructors. For kids ages 8-15. Parents must be present to register their child.

MUSIC

10:30am - 12:00pm   Diggin' Dirt

12:30pm - 3:30pm  Tripwire

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Pita Grill Mediterranean Cuisine
All sandwiches include: warm pita, tomato, red onion, romaine lettuce, cucumber and Tzatziki sauce or tahini sauce.
- Gyros - Gyros meat is a blend of ground beef, seasoning and grilled to perfection.......$6.95
-Falafel (3 pieces) - A mixture of ground garbonzo beans, yellow and green peas, spices, then deep-fried until brown.......$6.75 
-Kofta Kabab - Seasoned organic lamb and ground beef.......$6.75
-Chicken Kabab - seasoned natural breast.......$6.75
-Baklava.......$1.95
-Turkish Coffee, soda, water.......$1.25

Beer Garden
Enjoy local microbrews on the balconies over-looking all the action of Paddlefest! Non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided. Thanks to our community supporters:

          

 

More events to come!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 


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