Newport Harbor Pizza Paddle - April 2017

  • Updated: April 27, 2017
  • Post By: Matthew Hengst

April 27th, 2017

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!)

We're back to launching in the daylight which is always nice especially when the occasional man down happens along the way...

We launched pretty much on time and got off to a pleasant start with only a moderate current fighting against us.  We had three people on SUPs this time which I think is a record.  And also three Matt's which made names a lot easier for Kristen's friend Tina who was joining us for the first time.

Everything was going smoothly when we heard a loud splash and saw Randy had gone down.  He was intact except for his pride and Kristen was there to laugh tauntingly while he recovered.

Of all the things to be shown at the pizza place they actually had curling on.

We had a very high tide coming back so our usual route under the docks had to be curtailed.

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