Get Wet With College of Charleston Watersports

Get Wet With College of Charleston Watersports

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.


waterports-1-embedThe College’s Campus Recreation Services offers a watersports club that participates in waterskiing, wakeboarding, kiteboarding, surfing and tubing.

RELATED: Watch a video of the College’s Watersports Club in action.

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

RELATED: Read about the watersports club in College of Charleston Magazine.
Classes, Clinics and Trips

The College offers a variety of ways to try watersports:

RELATED: Watch a video about the College’s standup paddleboarding (SUP) course.
  • 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.
Future Opportunities

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.