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CANCELLED: East Galveston Bay from Stingaree's on Bolivar
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM
Long Point in East Galveston Bay from Stingaree's Marina.
N. Redfish Lane
Crystal Beach, TX
HASK Paddle Trip
is required by September 21, 2018
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants must wear a PFD. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
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Members pay for their own charges
Due to predicted Thunderstorm Activity, this event has been cancelled, hopefully to postpone to another weekend. Chris Arceneaux
Put-In / Take-Out: The kayak launch ramp at Stingaree's on Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsular.
Directions: Enter - Valero Corner Mart at in your favorite navigation device. It's 70 miles from Downtown Houston if you travel through Galveston and take the ferry across to Bolivar. Lines and the trip across add about an hour to your travel. It's 94 miles it take I-10 to Winnie, TX, turn South towards High Island and take the coast highway to the Put-In.
The Kayak Route: Paddle North to the tip of Long Point, turn East then paddle SE to the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway). Paddle SW in the ICW for 6 miles, back to the Take-Out. Must be able to maintain 3 MPH while paddling. We will have at least 2, perhaps 3 rest stops. Spray skirts are definite. The path may be altered if winds hamper the original route. The distance will not be increased.
Hazards: We will be crossing and paddling along the Intracoastal Waterway with large boat traffic. Current in the ICW can intensify choppy conditions. There may be a lot of recreational l boat traffic in East Galveston Bay. Oyster Reefs - These are both above and below the water. Submerged reefs can usually be seen as a darker area. The boat ramp may be slippery.
| Trip Assistants
||Will update as needed
| Trip Rating*
|Be at the Put in At:
Paddles Wet At
| 9:30 AM
| 5.5 Hours
| Paddling Miles
| Emergency Initiator
| Emergency Phone #s
|| 911, USCG 713-678-9057
| Latest Expected Return
|| 5 PM
| Auto Description/Lic #
||Blue Ford Explorer
| Distance from Houston
||70 Miles (See Directions)
* Trip ratings are only a guide. Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.
This is an ACA sanctioned event. Every participant must wear a PFD.
Waivers - Please complete our easy to use online waiver if you are a HASK member who has not signed a waiver within the last 12 months or a non- HASK participant. Read the waiver carefully. You give up substantial rights when you sign it.
- Add Smartwaiver with email address “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your address book to ensure emails do not go to junk/spam.
- Select a link below to complete the online waiver.
ACA-HASK Adult Waiver ACA-HASK Minor Waiver
- Respond to the “Confirm your E-Signature” email from ACA / HASK to confirm your email address. Wavier is now complete and valid.
- You will receive a confirmation email. Please download and print a copy of the waiver and bring it to the trip put-in.
Guests – Only the trip leader will vet and enter guests. They must be an experienced sea kayaker, prepared to paddle 14 miles.