Fawnskin Paddlefest & Showers!

I am always happy to get some showers–this thunderstorm with hail and heavy rain lasted for about a half an hour but the storm went on and off throughout the night. The sound you hear is the water! (Video is 16 sesconds)

For those of you looking for the North Shore Brewing Company Noise videos–click here.

The Fawnskin Paddlefest (aka Big Bear Paddlefest) appeared in the Los Angeles Times most of the best stuff happens around here. If you missed my post a few weeks ago, here is the schedule:

Paddlefest: Saturday, July 12 – Sunday, July 13, 2008
Entry Fee $50.

Saturday, July 12, 2008 – 8:00 am

  • Boat demos with Emotion and Seda kayaks and outdoor-industry sports exhibit with Keen Footwear, Danuu Canoe and Kayak Covers, Smith Optics and Equada Outfitters.
  • Paddle Board and Standup Paddle Board demonstration by Team Sole Adventure Racers Paul Romero and Karen Lundgren at Noon.
  • Evening slide presentation at 8:00 pm by local photographers Scott Cordner and Cathleen Calkins highlighting their kayak expedition to Central Siberia’s Lake Baikal.
  • Clinics at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor Marina ($15 each)
  • Canoeing 101 (10:00 am) Canoe Essentials
  • Kayaking 101 (10:00 am) Kayak Essentials
  • Kayaking Self Rescue (1:00 pm) Wet Exits and Re-entry
  • Kayaking Rolling (2:30 pm)

Sunday, July 13, 2008 – 7:00 am

  • Outdoor-industry sports exhibit with Keen Footwear, Danuu Canoe and Kayak Covers, Smith and Equada Outfitters.
  • Races begin from Captain John’s Fawn Harbor Marina: (canoe, kayak, solo, tandem, men, women)
    • 10K Race (8:00 am) Racers will go through an out and back route to the Big Bear Lake dam inside the mile buoy markers.
    • 5K Fun Paddle (9:00 am) Paddlers will negotiate a figure-8 course set in Grout Bay.
    • Kids’ Fun Paddle (9:30 am) Kids 12 and under (free) will take place at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor
  • Awards ceremony & raffle (11am) in each race category

Entry form (unsecured)



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