Newport Harbor Pizza Paddle - March 2016

  • Updated: March 03, 2016
  • Post By: Matthew Hengst

March 3rd, 2016
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About once a month a group of us get together and paddle Newport Harbor after work. We launch from the beach at the Newport Aquatic Center and paddle over to Pizza Nova in the main harbor in a combination of kayaks and SUPs. There we dock our boats, partake in feast of pizza and beer, and then paddling back to the cars. We do this all year round and in pretty much all conditions. Light, dark, rain, and the dead of SoCal winter where you're tempted to put a
sweater on with your flip flops.

You can find writeups of other pizza paddles here.

This should be the last one for a while that will happen in the dark due to daylight savings time. .All of the regulars except for Kristen, Jen, and myself were tied up elsewhere but we had 7 folks join us for the first time including students from this year and last years WTC class and our favorite former WTC bus driver.

The sun going down as we're still loading the boats
Dmitry didn't have a way to transport his rental boat and went big 
Among the other new faces this time we had Gingi and Bus Driver Bill from WTC 2012
Getting the boats ready

We actually had our first person since we've been doing this flip over.  The rental boat they were using was a little unstable and they ended up flipping while trying to do a hard turn.  We got them back in their boat and moving on to pizza.

Cleaning up the loaner inflatables a little before midnight

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