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NH Community Paddleboard COVID-19 Protocols2021-06-08T13:08:08-04:00

Portsmouth Community Paddles

2021 COVID-19 Protocols

 

We’re excited to announce that starting May 18, 2021, members of the Seacoast Paddleboard Club (SPC) can participate in Tuesday Night Community Paddles at Peirce Island in Portsmouth, NH. Prior to paddling with us, we’re asking all SPC members to take the time to read through the following changes and updates to ensure the success and enjoyment of these paddles for everyone.

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Requirements

To protect the health and safety of our members amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all participants are required to wear a face mask during the unloading and loading of equipment and maintain a minimum distance of six feet from other paddlers at all times. Of course, if any paddler feels sick or displays symptoms such as a fever, cough, or fatigue, we ask that you not participate in any SPC events until cleared by a doctor.

In addition to complying with SPC’s COVID-19 health protocols, all paddlers are required to wear a USGC certified personal flotation device (PFD) and a leash.

Seacoast Paddleboard Club Tuesday Night Community Paddle

Community Paddle Options

In order to maintain our COVID-19 protocols, respect the City of Portsmouth requests, and cater to the enjoyment of our club members,  we are hosting two separate paddles every Tuesday night.  To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, each paddle is limited to no more than 20 paddlers and registration is required.

The paddles, which are led by SPC ambassadors, will depart from Peirce Island in Portsmouth, NH promptly at their designated start times. Registered paddlers should plan to arrive at Peirce Island 15 to 20 minutes before their chosen paddle time to unload and prepare equipment for their paddle.

Parking arrangements have been made with the City of Portsmouth, but you will need an SPC Sticker (i.e., membership) for your car. Stickers will be provided on-site to those who need them.

Free parking at Peirce Island for non-Portsmouth residents on Tuesday night is a privilege that comes with your SPC membership. Yes, SPC pays the bill!  This benefit is for Tuesday nights ONLY!

If you live outside of Portsmouth and you want to launch from the Peirce Island boat ramp outside of our designated Tuesday night paddles, you will need to purchase a parking permit from the City.

We appreciate your understanding and support!

Select the Paddle You’d Like to Join

Please Note:
Registration for each paddle is on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the event the paddle you’d like to join is full, we will add you to a wait list.

5:30 PM Performance Paddle

Hosted by SPC Ambassadors

This paddle is ideal for itermidate and advanced paddlers.

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6:00 PM Recreational Paddle

Hosted by SPC Ambassadors

This event is open to paddlers of all skill levels.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When Does My Seacoast Paddleboard Club Membership Expire?2020-06-20T10:17:21-04:00

Seacoast Paddleboard Club memberships run on a calendar basis. All memberships start on January 1st and expire on December 31st. Annual memberships are $50.

Would you like to join or renew your membership? Start Here

Is the Tuesday Night Community Paddle Free?2020-06-18T14:17:39-04:00

No. Our Tuesday Night Community Paddles are for active members of the Seacoast Paddleboard Club. Annual membership to the club is $50.00.

Is it OK to use my inflatable paddleboard for the Tuesday Night Community Paddles?2020-06-18T14:15:28-04:00

Yes! While the training group typically paddles 12’6″ to 14′ displacement performance boards, some members of the recreational groups paddle inflatables.

I am new to paddleboarding. What paddle do you recommend I register for?2020-06-18T13:50:07-04:00

The goal of our SPC’s Community Paddles is to get people out on the water to have fun and learn. If you’re new to paddleboarding, we suggest you register for one of our recreational paddles.

How much does it cost to join Seacoast Paddleboard Club?2020-06-18T14:24:09-04:00

An annual membership to Seacoast Paddleboard Club is $50.00 per year. You can join here.

How many miles do you typically paddle on a Tuesday Night Community Paddle?2020-06-18T14:10:33-04:00

Depending on the group (Performance vs. Recreational) we typically paddle between 3 to  6 miles on our Tuesday Night Community Paddles.

Do you allow prone paddlers to participate in SPC events like your Tuesday Night Community Paddle?2020-06-18T13:53:59-04:00

Yes! We Have a few prone paddlers that paddle with us on a regular basis.

Do I need to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) when I am paddling?2020-06-18T14:07:55-04:00

Yes. You must wear a USCG certified PFD and a leash when paddleboarding.

Do I need to wear a face mask when I am paddling?2020-06-18T14:04:57-04:00

No. We only require face masks to be worn when unloading and loading your equipment, or when you are in close proximity (less than 6 feet) from another member(s). However, we do encourage you to bring a face covering with you on your paddle in the event you need one.

Important Note: According to the World Health Organization and other scientific researchers, wearing a mask while exercising can be hazardous.

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