Ride the Tide was a huge success with almost 30 paddlers joining us on Memorial Day. We left the 206 Bridge headed toward Matanzas Inlet just after 1pm with the tide already starting to run and the wind very light, although pretty hot out, getting on the water felt great.
The boat traffic was surprisingly light and even more surprisingly almost every boater slowed down passing our group of paddlers. We made a pit stop about half way to the Inlet to rest and the SE Sea Breeze started to pick up which cooled us off but gave us a headwind. By this time the current was flowing very strong so paddling South was still easy and relaxing.
As we rounded into Matanzas Inlet River, the SE wind was directly on our nose and the swirling currents made this part of the paddle a little challenging but we could see the boats at Matanzas Inlet which meant we were almost there.
It took 2.5 hours to paddle around 4 miles from the Bridge to the Inlet, some paddling, some floating, some swimming. Join us on our next Ride the Tide Paddle, follow our Calendar for upcoming events.