2018 Gear Swap

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2018 Paddler Workshop and Gear Swap

Saturday September 22, 10am to 5pm

April's blizzard ruined plans for our spring gear swap so we are having an autumn gear swap this year! The rescheduled date is Saturday, September 22 from 10am to 5pm.  Note that the location has changed to the pavilion at Bay Beach Amusement Park, Green Bay.

Have extra gear or too many boats? Need a new (to you) boat, paddling gear or equipment? Bring your spare gear, extra boats and wish list! Standard gear swap format - we'll provide a space and table for the gear you wish to sell - you set the price and make the deal!

Several of our northeast Wisconsin paddle sports stores and outfitters will participate, offering gear for sale, program information and expertise in our mini-presentations:

Paddling Presentation Topics

These topics will be presented through the gear swap day. Check back for an updated schedule:

  • 10:00 AM Putting the Ability in Disability -Team River Runner Team
  • 10:30 AM My Happy Place; Kayaking Door County - Babs Smith
  • 11:00 AM Vets Kayak Fishing - Kevin, Heroes on the Water
  • 11:30 AM NEWP's Public Paddle Events - Jeff Mazanec, David Horst
  • 12:00 PM Kayak Safety - USCG Kevin Osgood
  • 12:30 PM History of the Might Fox River - Fox River Kayak Company
  • 1:00 PM Race the Fox - Don Anderson
  • 1:30 PM Paddling Greece - Your Adventure Awaits - Daren Barrett
  • 2:00 PM Yoga for Paddlers - Abby Ledvina

Sampling of Boats Offered for Sale

A full list of boats offered for sale at the gear swap will not be known until they show up on Saturday, but we already have confirmation that at least the following boats will be offered for sale. Note that the hyperlinks are to the manufacturers' product pages and may not accurately reflect the current condition or outfitting of the used boats available:

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For those that cannot participate in our annual swap event, we heartily recommend use of http://www.craigslist.com and http://www.paddling.net/ for boat and gear exchange!

Who is invited? This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - anybody who wants to attend is welcome!

Where? Bay Beach Amusement Park pavilion, Green Bay

When? Open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday September 22, 2018.

Is there a fee? No! Registration is requested for a participation count and in exchange for door prizes drawing tickets through the day! (Must be present to win)

Is lunch available? Normal park concessions will be available.

Format Open and casual - Participants are welcome to bring their boats to the facility for maintenance or sale, and gear to sell or swap.

Test Paddling This venue is a short (250 foot) walk from the bay; test paddling may be possible if permitted by the boat owner.

Expectations? 2018 will be our 7th paddle gear swap and our first in the fall of the year. Expect an opportunity to exchange or purchase new or used gear, learn some skills, and meet other paddlers! As an indoor event, we are relatively weather-proof. 135 people participated in our 2017 swap, with nearly two dozen boats available for swap or purchase.

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