If you have always wanted to kayak or try to paddle board on the Navesink River, but never knew how to get to it, now is your chance! On Saturday, September 10, Red Bank residents and visitors will once again have the chance to demo a kayak, paddle board, rowing shell, or try a class in paddle board yoga — and all for free — at the 6th Paddle the Navesink Day.
Going on from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the event takes place at Maple Cove (foot of Maple Avenue), the only public access site in Red Bank where you can hand launch a small non motorized craft in the Navesink River.
Just West of Maple Cove is Navesink River Rowing, which will be holding an open house to offer people the chance to demo a rowing shell and get information regarding their adult and youth rowing programs.
This year the event organizers are happy to acknowledge the outstanding support of Steve Remaley, owner of Red Bank Marina, whose business will be supplying the kayaks for demo. There will be tandems (kayaks for two people), as well as single kayaks, both sit- in and sit-on-tops. Additionally, he will be providing on-water safety support from his pontoon boat along with safety support from Meet-Ups Exit 109 Yakers Group. Brave New World of Little Silver will be supplying paddle boards (including inflatables) for all skill levels, again under the supervision of a certified instructor. Sally Bruno, a certified yoga and flexibility instructor, will be there also to introduce people to Flow Paddle Yoga.
In addition to these activities, Clean Ocean Action, Monmouth County Park System, Navesink Maritime Heritage Association and other marine-based organizations will provide hands-on children’s crafts, as well as information about their adult and children programs.
Parking is available in the English Plaza and White Street parking Lots, as well as along Front Street. There is no rain date, and no RSVP is required. Just show up and have a great time! For further information, contact Red Bank Council President Cindy Burnham at (732)241-9532 or Linda Ensor at (732)693-3067.