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East Matagorda Bay with overnighter option

Sunday, May 21, 2023, 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Paddlesport kayak put in / take out is. Note the address provided is ACROSS the road.
Final Destination Link
3360 County Rd 2031
Matagorda, TX   77457
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Chris Arceneaux
Event organizer
832-216-2483 (p)
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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.
Cancellation Policy:
Notify the event contact/trip leader by text, email or phone call if you must cancel.
Available Slots:
No Fee
No Fee

Extend your Saturday 5/20/23 Eco-experience on Sunday 5/21 with fun paddle in the bay.  You can tell me all about the Eco class.


Sunday 5/21 - 10:00 AM: We all shove off from the East Matagorda Bay Paddlesports kayak put-in on the east side of the road leading to the beach (FM 2031/Beach Road), about 1 1/4 miles from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway bridge. Please arrive early in order to shove off at 10 am.

Paddle the bay, following the SW shoreline if the winds indicate that's our best option.


3:00 PM – no later than 4:00 PM: Take out.


  • Heat and sun. Bring sufficient water and sun protection.
  • Bugs. Bring insect repellent
  • Participants should dress appropriately. Sturday paddle shoes are recommended. A spare set of after-paddling dry clothes will be good to bring.

Participants might consider booking a campsite at either the LCRA campground get a room in Matagorda if so desired.  


Event Organizer

Chris Arceneaux  832-216-2483


Linda Davis 513-203-6046

Trip rating

Level 1 with potential to be a level 2 trip depending on wind and wave conditions

1st Dip of the Paddle!

10:00 AM

Emergency Initiator

Phil Salvador  713-591-2974

Duration (hours) / Take out time

5 hours, 3 PM, pack a lunch

Paddling Miles (statute)


Maximum people

7 at this time, will expand with more trip leaders

Emergency Phone #s

911;  Matagorda Sheriff (979) 245-5526
TPWD 979-943-8921 or 832-712-4663

Galveston US Coast Guard 
Corpus Christi US Coast Guard Emergency Phone: (361) 939-0450
Matagorda Harbormaster Craig, 979-863-2103

Latest Expected Return

4:00 PM

Auto Description/License #

White Ford Flex, black roof, RGJ-3201

Distance from center of Houston to Matagorda

95 miles to SW



* 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.