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Bayou City Outdoors & REI Present: Kayakapolooza
February 10th, 2014
REI - 7538 Westheimer Rd,
Houston, TX 77063
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Kayaking is so much fun, and of course, fun is good! It's exercise, it's meditation, it's friendship, it's adventure, it is really whatever you want it to be. Please come join us for an evening of all-things-kayak, you'll be hooked in no time at all!
“It's opener, out there, in the wide, open air.”
Kayaking is a magical opportunity to see the world from the beauty of our lakes, streams, bayous, rivers and oceans. Kayaking is fun, easy and doesn't require a lot of strength. In fact, one of the things we will cover this evening is proper kayaking technique doesn't mean arm muscles - it's abs that get you where you want to go, and we will show you how to get where you want to go.
Have questions about gear? What kind of boat is good for a beginner? Do you use different boat for different water? What paddle do you need? Do you have to wear a pfd (life jacket)? What other gear is needed to get you out on the water? The only thing more fun than talking about gear is using it - tonight we're just talking :)
Bet you will be surprised by all the things you can do in a kayak. We paddle around Houston (it is the Bayou City, you know) we paddle around the state (there are amazing places in Texas) and we paddle around the world (Scotland & Guatemala last year). Ever heard of Kayak Polo? We play a version every month that is a little more like kayak hockey - in pool. We'll even teach you to roll your kayak back up if you flip. Once you have that down, then you might just want to join us for some whitewater lessons! What about the Buffalo Bayou Regatta? Only the coolest kayak race/paddle in the state! Want to chill a little take your puppy for ride!
There are so many wonderful places to get on the water in and around town and around the state. This is a great opportunity to receive firsthand recommendations, ask questions an even learn about future BCO events on the water and activities to join in on!