One of the many benefits of living in the South Carolina Lowcountry is the abundance of waterways and a climate that allows for the enjoyment of watersports throughout the year.
In recognition of the inaugural Charleston Watersports Week, Sept. 5-14, 2014, here are a few ways the College of Charleston provides opportunities for students and the public to enjoy our region’s natural environment.
The College’s Campus Recreation Services offers a watersports club that participates in waterskiing, wakeboarding, kiteboarding, surfing and tubing.
Other water-based clubs include water polo, swimming and the outdoors club, which includes paddleboarding among its activities.
For a listing of all clubs and contact information, visit http://campusrec.cofc.edu/sport-clubs/contacts.php
Classes, Clinics and Trips
The College offers a variety of ways to try watersports:
- Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) – Campus Recreation Services is offering standup paddleboard clinics on Sept. 19 and Oct. 14, 2014. For details and sign-up information, click here.
- Afternoon Kayak Trips – Campus Recreation Services is offering a series of afternoon kayaking trips this fall. Paddle over to Folly Beach for a walk along the beach or catch the sunset at the end of the island overlooking the Morris Island Lighthouse. Trips are scheduled for Sept. 17 & 18, Oct. 3 & 6 and Nov. 6, 2014. For details and sign-up information, click here.
- Overnight Sea Kayaking Trips – If one afternoon of paddling is not enough, try your hand at an overnight sea kayaking trip to Capers Island, S.C. Trips are planned for Sept. 20-21, Oct. 25-26, and Feb. 21 & 22, 2014. For details and sign-up information, click here.
The following activities have already passed for this year, so plan ahead for 2015!
- Campus Recreation Services Director Gene Sessoms teaches a Maymester course (PEHD 252) that introduces students a number of outdoor adventure experiences, including rock climbing, sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking and camping.