Newport Harbor Pizza Paddle - August 2017

  • Updated: August 24, 2017
  • Post By: Matthew Hengst

August 25th, 2017
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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 getting towards the end of summer but we're still launching in daylight for a bit longer.  And of course I'm in the Sierra most weekends so it gets hard to schedule these!

We had a bigger group this time.  Nine of us paddled from the beach with another person meeting us at Pizza Nova.

Joining us for the first time was Jobi of Fitness Comes First fame.  I've been working out with him since March and it's been the thing that finally has me feeling like my old pre injury / pre surgery self.

It took us a little longer than usual to get to Pizza Nova and the clouds sadly dampened the usual sunset.

We also bad Beth Renz join us there aka the Betsy Ross of WTC aka the person who made that awesome flag you see us waving around on summits most weekends.

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