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South Jersey Canoe & Kayak Classic

South Jersey Canoe & Kayak Classic at Ocean Cty Park, Lakewood NJ - June 7-8 2014

Saturday, June 7
Sunday, June 8 2014

10 am - 4 pm both days, rain or shine

About the Canoe & Kayak Classic

Join us at Ocean County Park for the South Jersey Canoe and Kayak Classic for test paddling, seminars and demonstrations on Saturday, June 7 & Sunday, June 8,
10 am - 4 pm both days 

      *Free admission for seminars and demonstrations; $8 per person for unlimited test paddling
      *Bring a paddle and PFD/lifejacket if you have them to save time, or you may borrow them at the Classic
      *Present your American Canoe Association membership card and pay only $3

Hosted by the Jersey Paddler at Ocean County Park of Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation on Route 88, west of New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, NJ, 08701 - rain or shine

Read more below about Seminars & Demonstrations, Exhibitors, Directions and the Jersey Paddler's Sale during the Classic Weekend.

Seminars & Demonstrations

Beginning at 11:30 am both days, join us for clinics, seminars, and on-the-water demonstrations at the middle of the beach:

Topics include:

11:30 am - Which kayak is right for you
12 pm - Getting started with stand up paddling  
12:30 pm - Kayak safety gear 101
1 pm - Kayak rescues and rolling demonstrations
1:30 pm - Which kayak is right for you
2 pm - Getting started with stand up paddling
2:30 pm - How to load a boat on your car with ease

Exhibitors at the Canoe & Kayak Classic

Kayaks, Canoes & Stand Up Paddleboards

-BicSport Stand Up Boards
-Current Designs (Saturday only)
-Feel Free Kayaks
-Hobie (Saturday only)
-Hobie Surf Stand Up Boards (Saturday only)
-Hurricane Kayaks
-Mad River Canoe
-Native Watercraft 
-Ocean Kayak 
-Old Town
-P&H Kayaks
-Pau Hana Surf Supply SUPs
-Point 65 N
-Stellar Kayaks
-Surftech Paddleboards
-Valley Sea Kayaks
-Wenonah (Saturday only)
-Wilderness Systems 
(We apologize that Epic Kayaks is unable to attend the event)

Paddles & Accessories

-Bending Branches
-Werner Paddles

Clubs & Organizations

-Jersey Shore Sea Kayak Association (JSSKA)

Location & Directions to Ocean County Park

Ocean County Park is located on Rt. 88 in Lakewood, west of New Hampshire Avenue and the Parkway. The entrance to the park is at 659 Ocean Avenue (which is Rt. 88), Lakewood, New Jersey 08701. 

From the Garden State Parkway Southbound, take exit 91 and bear right after the toll plaza for Route 549/Lanes Mill Road south. Go south to the 5th light at Route 88, then turn right to head west on Rt. 88 about 2 miles to park entrance on right. Continue driving straight to the Lake.

Northbound on the Parkway, take exit 90 for Route 549/Chambers Bridge Road. At the first light, take the jughandle for U-turn to head north of Chambers Bridge Road. Go north about 1/2 mile and stay in the left lane to turn west onto Route 88. Go west on Rt. 88 about 2 miles to park entrance on right. Continue driving straight to the Lake.

   > Map and directions on Google 
   > Map and directions in MapQuest
   > Ocean County Parks website about the park

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Stop by our Weekend Sale at the Jersey Paddler when you're at the Classic!

Special store hours this weekend of June 7-8 for our Classic Weekend Sale
     Open Saturday, June 7 from 9 am to 7 pm
     Open Sunday, June 8 from 9 am to 5 pm

SALE! Find your boat, board and gear at Weekend Sale on in-stock items, June 7 - 8 at the Jersey Paddler: 
  • 20% off paddlewear & clothing -20% off PFD’s 
  • 15% off paddles; JP Rec Paddle $49.90, reg. $64.95
  • 20% off clothing by The North Face, Patagonia, Ex Officio, OR, prAna, Royal Robbins & more
  • 20% off sandals and shoes by Sperry, Olukai, Keen & Sanuk
  • 20% off drysuits in stock
  • 15% off car racks, rack accessories & boxes in stock
  • FREE INSTALLATION of car racks and boxes with purchase!!!
  • 20% off Native Eyewear sunglasses
  • Ocean Kayak Sit-on-top Packages with seats and paddles: Frenzy $459 and Malibu Two XL tandem $829
  • Bic Duratec Stand Up Paddleboard with Adjustable Paddle: 10'4" $799 (a $959 value) or 11'4" $829 (a $989 value)
  • Surftech Bamboozle SUPs: 10'6" $1199 (reg $1360) or 11'6" $1289 (reg $1450)

Manufacturers' reps will be on hand to help with your selection of the right boat and gear.
It's only a 5-10 minute drive between Ocean County Park and the Jersey Paddler store.
See > Directions to the Jersey Paddler store >>


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