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Celebrate Bill's 75th Birthday on Galveston Bay

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Backside of Galveston Island at the end of 8 Mile/Anderson Ways Rd
1513 8 Mile Rd/Anderson Ways Rd
Galveston , TX   77551
William Ohsie
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
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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Come and be an enabler in Bill's kayaking addiction.

GISP - 8 Mile Road


We will paddle from the end of 8 mile road heading west and take a lunch break at Lake Como in Galveston Island State Park.  There are bathrooms not far from our lunch spot.  This is a 6 mile paddle to our lunch spot (12 miles round trip).  That makes this a longish trip in hot weather.  Please make sure you have the ability do this trip before signing up.

Lat - lon of the put-in is  29°15'55.64"N,   94° 53'57.56"W


Hazards -- Sunburn,windburn, heat exhaustion, bottom-scraping oysters, pilings, boat traffic,  jellyfish, stingrays, fire ants. We will try to avoid hazards. Most importantly, bring plenty of water,sun protection and lunch/snacks.



Trip Leader Bill Ohsie
Trip Assistants
Trip Rating* 2 with potential to be a level 3 trip depending on conditions
Ready to Launch at 9:00 a.m.
Duration (hours) 5
Paddling Miles 12
Emergency Initiator (Level 3 & 4)
Emergency Phone #s Galveston Coast Guard 409-766-5633
Galveston Sheriff409-766-2322

Latest Expected Return
3:00 pm
Auto Description/Lic # Subaru Outback (Red) - Lic # BCX 5482
Distance from Houston




* 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 “” 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 – You are welcome to join us for a couple of paddle trips.  HASK will cover the $5 ACA event membership for non-ACA members. Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.