Two buddies and I completed a 41 mile circumnavigation of Bald Head Island last weekend. We started at Carolina Beach State Park, paddling South down the Cape Fear River to reach Bald Head Island. We then paddled around the South facing beach and then traveled ocean side North, passing Fort Fischer, Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, and then returning to the Carolina State Park through Snow’s Cut. It took us 9 Hours 15 Minutes of paddling, with a total time on the water of just under 13 hours.
A group of 3 paddlers and myself circumnavigated Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Island last weekend. Initially, we had planned on camping for a night on Masonboro Island in between, but one of the local paddlers offered to let us stay at his house, so we ended up breaking it up into two relatively short(13 mile and 19 mile) day paddles, sleeping and eating in comfort.
A friend and I recently completed a 65 Mile Circumnavigation around Portsmouth Island(North Core Banks,) which is a barrier island on the North Carolina Coast. I wrote a detailed trip report on the CKC website, which you can find in this post, but have included a bit more information here about this amazing ocean kayaking trip!
This year, I had the opportunity to spend a week in Baja California, Mexico paddling and exploring the coast line. This was without a doubt the most amazing and beautiful place I have ever paddled(so far.) The trip was organized by an ocean kayaker friend who had went last year and, as is the case … Continue reading Baja California 2017
I’ve been paddling for while now, close to 4 or 5 years, but I didn’t really start skilling up relatively recently. I was already a very competent paddler at that time, but had become comfortable in my local river runs and didn’t push myself too much past that. During my progression from casual to addicted … Continue reading Summersville WV Paddling Trip(or Picking Up the New Boat)
This weekend, I went out to Rich Inlet, next to Figure Eight Island in Wilmington for a nice day of surfing. We launched and rode the tide out roughly 2.75 miles to make an easy beach landing just before Rich Inlet. There, we stretched our legs and discussed the plans for the day. Ultimately, we … Continue reading Surf Day By Figure Eight Island
I had the opportunity to go on a neat coastal paddle this weekend around Cape Lookout NC this past weekend. We started our paddle at the Harkers Island Visitor Center and then went about 3 miles Northeast to Codd’s creek. From there, we traveled around 7 miles down to Cape Lookout and camped right in … Continue reading Cape Lookout NC
Recently, several other paddlers and myself attempted to undertake a somewhat ambitious paddle around the North Carolina Outer Banks. Our initial plan was to start at the Cedar Island Ferry, paddle to Portsmouth, then ocean side around Ocracoke to spend the night in Hatteras. Then, paddle back to Ocracoke to spend the night, having completely … Continue reading Ocracoke Ocean Paddle