The Long Island Paddlers, Inc.
 

CLUB PADDLES & EVENTS

Disclaimer
The Long Island Paddlers is not a professional paddling organization.  Our members coordinate paddles for their own enjoyment and the enjoyment of the rest of the paddling community.  Skill sessions, while a great way to learn, are not run by professional instructors.  The trip coordinators are not professional guides or instructors.  Many of them are highly skilled and experienced paddlers, but they do not have any professional credentials.  You choose to join the Long Island Paddlers coordinated trips at your own risk.    The use of alcohol and drugs on club paddles is prohibited

Paddling is a lot of fun, but there are certain guidelines and rules that should be followed.  First, read about Trip Levels to make sure you are capable of completing the paddle trip as planned.  Second, read Paddling Guidelines so that you know what equipment is necessary for a safe and successful paddle.  If you wish to bring a non-member as a guest, please contact the trip leader directly before the trip.

All trips are subject to weather conditions.  Trip leaders will notify all attendees of any changes reflecting the trip via email.

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August 2016

 
Title:
Far Pond Paddle at Shinnecock Bay
 
Date:
Tuesday 08/30/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Jahzeel Payano
 
Details:
Trip limited to 8 attendees.  We will begin our trip at Ponquogue Point and travel across Shinnecock Bay to Far Pond. We will stop there for lunch and paddle back passing by the Islands before returning to Ponquogue Point.
Total miles 7-8 .
This is the address for GPS. 49 Lighthouse Road
Hampton Bays, NY 11946.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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September 2016

 
Title:
Captree Island Exploration 1
 
Date:
Monday 09/05/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Emilio Sosa assisted by Chiara Nuzzo
 
Details:
Trip limited to 5 attendees.  Explore the various creeks and channels of Captree Island. Will paddle on both the east side and west side of the Robert Moses . Paddle may involve contending with strong currents. Will cross under the twin Great South Bay bridges to traverse from the east side to the west side. We will be in our boats for 1 ½ to 2 hours before we can reach a place to pull out and have a lunch/snack. We will then paddle back to the east side and back across the channel to the put in.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Picnic Skills Low brace
 
Date:
Saturday 09/10/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Tom Auer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 8 attendees.  Low Brace clinic, keeping upright, edging, low brace turn, sculling brace. Attendees should be able to wet exit. There will be a paddle with the other skills group from 12:00 until lunch to practice skills.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Fall Picnic Skills Session - Draw Strokes
 
Date:
Saturday 09/10/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Mike Matty
 
Details:
Trip limited to 6 attendees.  This is an opportunity to update and fine-tune our draw strokes. We will focus on the draw-to-the-hip, sculling draw, side-slips and draw-on-the-move. Class will be from 10:00 to 12:00 then we will go on a short paddle with the other skills class to practice what we learned. If time allows, other skills can be addressed, (attendees choice).
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Long Island Paddlers Fall Picnic
 
Date:
Saturday 09/10/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Paul Giwoyna
 
Details:
 Our annual fall picnic with several paddles in the morning followed a delicious catered lunch. Members will have three options. There will be a skills' session starting at 10:00 AM at Indian Island County Park. At the same time, there will be one trip beginning in downtown Riverhead on the Peconic River and another at Birch Creek. Afterwards, we will all gather at the picnic area for another delicious Costco lunch.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Crab Meadow Beach, Northport
 
Date:
Thursday 09/15/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi assisted by Tom Auer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Put in at Crab Meadow(park is closed so no fee)and paddle into J.A. Ambrose Memorial Wetlands.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Jessup Neck
 
Date:
Saturday 09/17/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
James Gibney assisted by Chi-Chi GIBNEY
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  Jessup Neck separates the beautiful Noyack Bay from Little Peconic Bay. Experience the diverse waterfowl and wild birds from the eastern side of Jessup Neck! This is an easy paced trip, so binoculars are welcome! Pack a lunch.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Carmans River Cruise
 
Date:
Sunday 09/18/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Emilio Sosa assisted by Chiara Nuzzo
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Paddle from the put in by Montauk Highway down the River while exploring some of the creeks along the way. We will paddle to the Beach at Sandy Point where we will stop for lunch. We will then return along the river exploring some additional creeks back to the put in
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Late Afternoon Bird Watching Paddle 5
 
Date:
Wednesday 09/21/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  We will paddle down the Peconic River to the west side of the Route 105 Bridge. From there we will head south into what has been described as a bird sanctuary. The area is only accessible by kayak, canoe or paddleboard at high tide. We will paddle out on the incoming tide and after our bird watching tour, will plan to be back at the launch point just as it reaches high tide. The trip will take about 2 hours and will be a very relaxing, laid back paddle. It’s a Level 1-2 trip with an endurance rating of A. Our planned return is over one hour prior to sunset, so no lights will be required, however, we will depart the launch point promptly at the designated start time to insure lights do not become a necessity during the trip.

Last year, some of the birds we saw on this paddle included at least one juvenile Bald Eagle, numerous osprey and Great Blue Heron, Great Egret/Great White Heron, swans, cormorants, various ducks and gulls, American Oystercatchers and Red-tailed Hawks. On one of the paddles, we saw more than 20 Great Egrets perched in a single tree.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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October 2016

NO TRIPS AVAILABLE FOR THIS MONTH.

 
 

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November 2016

 
Title:
Captree Island Exploration 2
 
Date:
Saturday 11/05/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Emilio Sosa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 6 attendees.  Explore the various creeks and channels of Captree Island. Will paddle on both the east side and west side of the Robert Moses. Paddle may involve contending with strong currents. Will cross under the twin Great South Bay bridges to traverse from the east side to the west side. We will be in our boats for 1 ½ to 2 hours before we can reach a place to pull out and have a lunch/snack. We will then paddle back to the east side and back across the channel to the put in.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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