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Springs Fest 2013 - Texas Hill Country Paddling Festival
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When: 4/6/2013
Where: Rio Vista Water Park
Sam Marcos, Texas 
United States
Contact: Bayou City Outdoors

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Join us for the Texas Hill Country's largest Paddling Festival, Springs Fest 2013 on the beautiful San Marcos river! There will be kayak & SUP demos from 9:00 to noon. In fact we are introducing the incredible new Jackson whitewater SUP at this festival. Bring your old gear, used gear and never used gear for the Gear SWAP. Join us for one of the ACA certified kayaking classes and get your paddle on. We'll be teaching Stroke Efficiency, Rolling and Bracing, plus kayak Surfing! Or, try your hand at some SUP Yoga, paddle in our Kayak Diva class or introduce your kids to kayaking in our Kids and Kayaks class. If you want to stay dry or just hangout on shore check out one of free clinics. We will be presenting: Where to Kayak in Texas, The Gear Necessities of Life & Kayak Trips & Travel. Bring your lawn chair or plan on competing in one of our afternoon competitions. Starting with Boater X, then SUP surfing and finally Freestyle, you'll be cheering everyone on! We will finish the day with awards and prize giveaways. The river is 72 degrees so it is always nice - warm in the winter and cool in the summer! Don't miss kicking off your 2013 river time on the finest river in the state - our own San Marcos River. See you there! Schedule Friday- join us for camping at the Olympic Outdoor Center and dinner Saturday - Registration: 8:00 to 8:45am Classes & Demos: 9:00 - noon Gear SWAP: 9:00 to noon (bring your gear to sell or cash to buy!) Competitions: 12:30 to 3:30 Awards: 4:00 After Party @ Olympic Outdoor Center: 6 to 8:30 Think craft brews, food truck, slip and slides and SUP jousting and maybe a little fun thrown in! What to bring: Camping gear if you are camping Friday night Any kayaking or SUP gear you want to sell or trade that's about it - come have some fun! For more information, please visit

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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration and recreation.

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