Bonita Cove in Mission Bay
1100 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
San Diego, CA 92109-5626
Why do we Paddle?
Paddle sports are a fun therapeutic activity that contributes to the healing process of many injured service members and veterans who must overcome life-altering injuries such as; Post-Traumatic Stress, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, sight impairment and other disabling wounds.
Wounded service members endure many months of surgeries, physical and readjustment therapy, prosthetic fittings, and other life changes. Against this backdrop, those who are able will welcome a chance to pick up a new challenge and get out of the daily routine of their treatments. Our service members are attracted to whitewater and adventure kayaking because it offers an exciting way to improve their health, strength, comradery and a connection with nature.
Focusing on a soldier’s strength turns disability into ability, turns dysfunction into freedom, dependence into independence and restores the quality of life.
Join us for our first Khaotic Kayak Race!
It goes something like this:
Teams of three will sit upon a tandem kayak, two paddlers, and a gunner. The gunner will be using a super soaker to slow down competitors during the race to the finish.
There will be four teams per qualifying heat, a 150-yard course, around a buoy and then a dead race to the finish line.
The winning team from each heat advances to the next round toward the final.
Kayaks, paddles, life vests (PFDs), and water soakers are provided; just come and dress to get wet.