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August Full Moon Paddle

Join us Monday, August 19th for a magical night on the water under the big, bright, full moon ~ a tradition we our proud to continue to hold in honor of the Full Moon Paddle queen herself; our precious Mama, Beryl; as she shines down on us from the stars ~ 

The Sturgeon Moon is named after one of the oldest and most primitive fish species, therefore some astrologers believe that this moon spiritually signifies strength and resilience.

What to know:

The sun sets on August 19th  at 8:43pm and the moon will begin to rise at 9:02pm.

Date: Monday, August 19th

Location: Within 20 miles from the doors of Sleeping Bear Surf! TBD – stay tuned!

Time: Be ready to launch by 8:20pm!

  • There will be a quick orientation and safety briefing before we enter the water.
  • Anticipate two hours on the water – with an average of 1.5 miles, and a maximum of 3 miles paddled.

Weather: As we near closer to the date the wind will determine our paddling route! We adapt so very much to the weather.

What to bring: 

  1. Non-motorized watercraft of choice
    • Board / Boat
    • Paddle
    • Life jacket (per Coast Guard regulation, PFDs must be on the bodies of all kayak & canoe paddlers, and either worn or strapped to all SUPs) 
    • Leash (for all SUPs)
  2.  Functioning Headlamp
  3. Light / Lantern to put at the front of your watercraft
  4.  Drinking water
  5. Swimwear *if you plan to get wet*
  6. Fleece and/or neoprene to stay warm (bring an extra cozy fleece for post-paddle)
  7. A buddy!
  8. A snack or beverage to pass if you wish to hang around at North Bar Lake to cheers and cheer under the moon at the conclusion of our paddle.