Newport Harbor Pizza Paddle - December 2016

  • Updated: December 06, 2016
  • Post By: Matthew Hengst

December 6th, 2016
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Once a month a group of us get together and paddle Newport Harbor after work. We launch from the beach next to 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.  For notifications on when we're doing the next one see our facebook group Pizza Paddle Associates.  (Send me a message so I know you're not a spam bot!)

It's dark after work now and december is always hectic for everyone even without the rash of illnesses that seem to be going around so it wasn't a huge shock when we ended up with a small group meeting for the last Pizza Paddle of 2016.

Fresh off the Glow In The Dark DPS List Finish last weekend I had my EL wire enhanced hat along for extra visibility.

Conditions were just about perfect.  The water in the harbor was glassy and despite threatening weather earlier in the day it was clear and surprisingly warm.

One advantage of the smaller group was we moved much faster and I was home before midnight for once.

While we won't be doing another Pizza Paddle until January we will be out paddling decked out with lights and decorations for the Harbor Christmas Parade in a few weeks!

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