SIDEWINDER S-U-P Trek (Oct 2, 2021)

 ATTENTION:
SOON AFTER REGISTERING YOU WILL RECEIVE A TEXT TO LET YOU KNOW IF YOU WERE (OR WERE NOT) ONE OF THE FIRST 16 PARTICIPANTS TO CLAIM A SPOT ON SIDEWINDER. 
 
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU WERE NOT ONE OF THE FIRST 16 THEN YOU WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST IN THE ORDER THAT YOU COMPLETED YOUR REGISTRATION. IF THERE ARE CANCELLATIONS THEN A SPOT MAY OPEN UP FOR YOU.

ATTENDANCE UPDATE
(Last Updated: Sept 12 at 3am):
Total Paddleboards: 16
Currently Registered: ___
>>> AVAILABLE SPOTS: ___ <<<


  
DAY TRIP
2.0 - ROBUST
RUGGED
1.0
$20  $FREE

SIDEWINDER Stand-Up Paddleboarding
(SUP) Day Trip
Oct 2, 2021 (Saturday)
Location: Boca Ciega Bay (St Petersburg, FL)
 





 

FREE!!




- TRIP SUMMARY -
Here's the gist!


GTD just acquired 16 new hard-shell recreational paddleboards - Praise The Lord & Thank You Awesome Donors!! We don't know exactly what we're doing, but you're invited to come learn with us as we begin our paddleboarding journey and add this new activity into GTD =) 



- PROMO VIDEO -
Check out this video!


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- EVENT DETAILS -
The Specifics
  

  EVENT:  
  • SIDEWINDER Paddleboarding Day Trip
  DATE:  
  • Oct 2, 2021 (Saturday)
  EVENT TIME:  
  • 9:00am - Noon
  COST:  
  (See "What Is Included" and "What Is NOT Included" below)  
  • REG = $20/person  NOW: FREE!!
  • INCLUDES LUNCH!!!
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    MINISTRY PARTNER'S DISCOUNT.... FREE!! 
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      TO REGISTER:  
    • STEP 1: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER!! [REGISTER HERE]
    • STEP 2: Select one of our payment options to lock in your spot.
      LOCATION:  
      MIN. PEOPLE:  
    • 2
      MAX. PEOPLE:  
    • 15
      AGE RANGE:  
    • 16 & up (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
      IMPORTANT NOTES:  
    • Your group size can not exceed 5 people
    • Each paddleboard holds 1 person and has a maximum weight capacity
    • Currently we have:
      • 4 inflatable paddleboards that each hold up to 350 lbs
      • 13 hard shell paddleboards that each hold up to 230 lbs
      • 3 hard shell paddleboards that each hold up to 220 lbs
    • Paddleboards are issued according to the size & weight of the paddler
    • Participants may bring their own paddleboard(s), but please let us know in advance so we can free up as many paddleboards as possible for other participants
      CANCEL DATE:  
      (If the minimum amount of people do not register for this event by the date listed below then this 
        event will be rescheduled or cancelled.)  
    • No Cancel Date!
      TRANSPORTATION:  
    • Transportation to/from the event is not supplied by GTD
      RESTROOMS & PARKING:  
    • RESTROOMS:   Restrooms are located next to our shelter
    • PARKING:   We have reserved Shelter #2... there will be plenty of parking spots available.
      AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):  
    • Meet at Shelter #2 
    • Welcome & Introductions
    • Collect Waivers
    • FREE SNACKS!!
    • Last Call for Restrooms
    • Distribute Paddleboards & Gear
    • Paddling Instructions
    • Group Picture & Group Prayer
    • Put-In / Start practicing & learning how to paddle and maneuver
    • Individual Pictures
    • Devotional (On The Water)
    • Attempt to paddle 1/4 mile to Archie's Island
    • Hang out on the island
    • Paddle back to Shelter #2
    • FREE LUNCH!!
    • Rinse off & load paddleboards
    • Final goodbyes
    • Depart 
      LUNCH and SNACKS:  
    • A group meal, some snacks, and bottled waters are included with your event. 
    • A sample menu for this type of trip may include your choice of sandwiches (turkey or ham w/ sliced cheese or peanut butter & jelly) on whole grain bread served with chips. Typical beverages: water &/or lemonade. A typical snack during canoeing may be granola bars.
    • We don't supply a lot of snacks so bring them in a waterproof bag if you need them. Participants are usually very hungry after paddling events.
    • Unfortunately we can't accommodate special dietary needs. You will want to bring appropriate meals and snacks if you have special dietary needs.
      WHAT IS INCLUDED:  
    • Full time guides, event planning, paddleboards, paddles, PFD's, lunch, drinks, small snacks, Christ-centered devotional, a God-awesome lifelong memory!
      WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:  
    • Transportation to/from the event, additional snacks, dry containers, water bottles, items listed on checklist (see below).
      REQUIRED WAIVERS:  
    • GTD Waiver [Please print & complete prior to arrival] (Any participant under 18 must also have parent/guardian sign each waiver)
      WEATHER:  
    • BE PREPARED FOR THE WEATHER! Check the weather forecast before arrival and prepare accordingly. Be prepared for the weather. Use sunscreen. Wear shade hats. Stay hydrated. Wear appropriate clothing for the forecasted weather.
      EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:  
    • GTD: 727-692-5296 (GTD cell phone - Doug Garner)



    - ABOUT OUR DESTINATION -
    Another liquid sensation in God's playground!
     

    WAR VETERANS' MEMORIAL PARK -out & back to/from- ARCHIE'S ISLAND

    Length: 1-2 total miles (round-trip) (includes practice mileage)
    Water Type: Salt Water
    Clarity: Low Visibility

    We will put-in in a wind protected area right behind Shelter #2 of War Veterans' Memorial Park and begin practicing. After establishing adequate paddling abilities you will have the option to either stay in the practice area and continue to develop your skills within the protected inlet or to test your skills out on the open waters of Boca Ciega Bay. At this point we will attempt to paddle across the boat channel 1/4 mile southeast to Archie's Island. Once we arrive to the island you can relax, swim, or walk the island until it's time to paddle back to the park.

    Along the route we will also make time for a devotional and maybe even some optional paddling games, races, and water wars =). And don't forget to keep your eyes open for the occasional dolphin sighting. 



    - ABOUT OUR STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDS & GEAR -
    Beginner & Intermediate Equipment


    3 PADDLEBOARD MODELS
    GTD currently offers a 3 varieties of recreational level stand-up paddleboards. They vary in length from 9 feet to 11 feet. 2 models are hard shell paddleboards & 1 model is an inflatable paddleboard.

    Lifetime Horizon Recreational SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard)
    Constructed of: Hardshell UV-Protected High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Height: 10 ft
    Width: 34 inches
    Thickness: 6 inches
    Max Weight Capacity: 230 lbs
    Designed For: Maximum Stability
    Quantity: GTD has 13 of these in various colors
    How much does this paddleboard weigh to pick-up & carry? 44 lbs
     
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    Lifetime Freestyle XL Recreational SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard)
    Constructed of: Hardshell UV-Protected High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Height: 9 ft 8 inches
    Width: 35.5 inches
    Thickness: 6 inches
    Max Weight Capacity: 220 lbs
    Designed For: Maximum Stability
    Quantity: GTD has 3 of these in various colors
    How much does this paddleboard weigh to pick-up & carry? 40 lbs
     
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    Go Plus Inflatable Recreational SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard)
    Constructed of: High-quality 1000 D drop stitch PVC
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    Height: 11 ft
    Width: 30 inches
    Thickness: 6.5 inches
    Max Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
    Designed For: Maximum Stability
    Quantity: GTD has 4 of these in various colors
    How much does this paddleboard weigh to pick-up & carry? 25 lbs



    Adjustable SUP Paddle (variety of models & colors)
     
     

    Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
     
     
     
    Ankle Leash (9 ft)



    - MINISTRY PARTNERS -
    Get The Discount!



    FOR GTD MINISTRY PARTNERS, GTD MEANS "Get The Discount"
    It's very simple, GTD Ministry Partners always receive the lowest price offered on our Pay-It-Now Discount regardless of the date or payment deadlines as well as other various discounts offered on different events! It's our small way of saying thank you for supporting the work of the ministry. Want to know more about becoming a Ministry Partner and all the other benefits that come with it? Click here for details.



    - CHECKLIST -
    What you should bring
     


    SIDEWINDER PADDLEBOARDING DAY TRIP CHECKLIST

    WARNING: Expect to get wet. You may fall off & friends do splash friends. If you don't want something to get wet or sink to the bottom then you will need to waterproof it & make it float or tie it to something that floats... or consider leaving it in your vehicle (or at home).


     GENERAL CLOTHING: 
    Bring the proper type of activity clothes based on the weather forecast. When possible wear clothing that is lightweight & quick drying.
    [  ]  Modest Swimsuit
    [  ]  Activity Shorts
    [  ]  Activity Shirt
    [  ]  Seasonal Jacket (optional)
    [  ]  Footwear (sandals with ankle straps, watershoes, or even tennis shoes are recommended due to 
                             razor sharp oyster shells scattered about and possible stingrays)
    [  ]  Hat / Visor
    [  ]  Towel
    [  ]  Change of Clothes (optional)

     PERSONAL GEAR: 
    [  ]  2 Water Bottles
    [  ]  Sunglasses
    [  ]  Sun Screen
    [  ]  Lip Balm
    [  ]  2 Plastic Bags (for wet clothes and to protect car seats)
    [  ]  2 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
    [  ]  Eyeglasses / Contacts (if applicable)
    [  ]  Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
    [  ]  GTD WAIVER (Filled out and SIGNED prior to participating!)

     OPTIONAL GEAR: 
    [  ]  Waterproof Camera
    [  ]  Favorite Snacks / Energy Bars
    [  ]  Insect Repellent
    [  ]  Extra Money


    **DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables**



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