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Wed Lunch Paddle 10/4/2023, West Beach, Beverly 10 am LAUNCH

Joseph Berkovitz

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On October 4 (yes, a WEDNESDAY) we're launching a lunch paddle at West Beach. Or perhaps we are lunching a launch paddle. It's confusing. Either way, we aim to enjoy what looks like a lovely early fall day, without the hassle of traveling through Salem.

Want to come? Let's meet up at West Beach at 9:30 am with an aim to launch (butts in boats) around 10:00 am. Please register herehttps://forms.gle/8pZpra2N3MQktXEbA

LW is 9:22 am (0.6 feet); HW is 3:40pm (10 feet). Charts, more tides and currents, forecasts, are all available here:


NOAA point forecast: https://marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-70.77341&lat=42.54499 and as of press time it's "NNE wind 5 to 7 kt becoming E in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft." Air temps in mid 60s.

As usual, this trip is flexible and tailored to meet the interests and abilities of the group on any given day. A typical journey from this launch point would take us to White Beach for about an 8 nm round trip.

The water and air will both be in the lower 60s so please dress accordingly. Always assume you could be swimming followed by wind blowing on your now-wet clothes.

To join the trip you must be a paid-up NSPN member, and have signed the club participant waiver for this season. Your signup information will only be shared with other members on the trip.

Trip level: WLPs do not have a specific level. All properly equipped members are welcome: please bring boats with rigged deck lines, bulkheads, spray skirts, and dress for immersion

NOTE: The Wednesday Lunch Paddles are cooperative adventures, not guided trips. We encourage paddlers to make their own independent decision about their comfort level with conditions and plans at the time of the paddle. Each participant is responsible for her/his own safety. Don’t assume the trip initiators are smarter, stronger, better at rough water, more attractive, or more skilled paddlers than you are. For more information, see this description of our trip philosophy from the NSPN web site. 

Please PM me if you have questions or if you haven’t paddled on one of these events before.

Hope to see you there!

Joe Berkovitz

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