Loma Prieta Paddlers (LPP) is a whitewater kayaking club, based in the South Bay. If you are new to kayaking, new to the area or are just looking for a group of fellow paddlers; check us out.
The Moke Races
Cache Creek Races
Come join us at our weekly pool sessions at the NASA Ames pool in Mountain View. We're there every Tuesday evening, rain or shine, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., from the first week in Febuary through the end of October or early November. For the month of Feburary the pool hours will be 7:00pm to 8:00pm
For 2013 the pool will be open from Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 and run thru the end of October.
Any changes and updates to the pool schedule will be posted on the email list server to all club members.
Pool sessions are a safe place to concentrate on improving many aspects of boating without having to worry about cold water, current and rocks. Many boaters use the pool for learning to roll, trying out a new boat or just staying loose between river trips. It's a chance to meet other club members, plan your next paddling trip and relive last weekend's. If you've never been in a kayak and are just curious feel free to stop on by. The pool is also a great place to bring that co-worker, friend or significant other who has been promising to try kayaking, but never quite gotten around to it.
At times In the peak summer months we can have over 20 boats in the pool and in the slower fall and spring 5 to 10 people. The majority of boats are whitewater kayaks, but we also get the occasional sea kayak and inflatable.
The pool sessions are non-structured, so no official lessons are given, but there are always club members around who are willing to lend a hand, give advice or perform an Eskimo rescue when required. Afterwards many of us head over to the Boardwalk in Mtn View for a bite to eat and a drink.
It's a heated outdoor pool and locker rooms are available. The cost is only $7.00 per person. You'll need to bring your own boat and gear or borrow from someone. Due to those pesky liability issues, the club cannot supply equipment and you'll also have to sign a liability waiver. There is no lifeguard present so we all keep an eye on each other.
If you'd some professional lessons in the pool to work on your technique or just try out a kayak you can contact these instructors:
Roger Schumann of Eskape Kayaking. He's happy to setup private or group lessons at our pool sessions on Tuesday nights. Roger can be reached at www.eskapekayak.com
Directions to the pool