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dirty bird confidence series 2020

2020 Dirty Bird

Times are crazy, right? Planning for any event right now seems almost impossible so rather than doing what we do every year, we are going to do this year’s Dirty Bird event a bit different – we are just going to get together and paddle.

When? July 25.

Time? The first group will push off at 11:30. Plan accordingly (plan adequate time to run your own shuttle). I know kayakers tend to be late. Don’t be. We aren’t waiting this year 🙂 Please note this is different from all previous years as normally we meet at the takeout.

How is this different from previous years? Well, there won’t be a raffle. Rather, we will take donations to then give to the Live Like Maria Foundation.

How are we going to keep this safe? Here is the plan: you run your own shuttle. I encourage everyone to wear masks on the shuttle but I can’t force this. You will see me in a mask running my shuttle.

Once you get to the put-in, let’s keep our 6′ apart. I know we are going to want to hug each other and whatnot, but please don’t. Once I see a number of females gathering, I will rally everyone to put on in small groups. Let’s try to keep groups to the cars you ran shuttle with. If you want to mix it up, that is completely up to you. Remember, this is a completely optional activity and I want everyone to feel as comfortable as possible surrounding this unique time.

Takeout: Personally, I am going to park at NOC so I can play in the hole. Whichever take-out your group decides on, please follow social distancing rules. We won’t have beer, food to share or the raffle this year at the takeout.

Think of this as a day that a bunch of women just happen to get together and play our way down. If you don’t feel comfortable with the idea, please join us next year and stay healthy.

Updated: July 7, 2020

If you have questions, reach out on facebook. An event will be created for this reason.


I started kayaking in Wisconsin of all places, because this is where I am from. I then moved to San Diego and took on kayak surfing along with heading to the Kern River when water was available. I then made the move to Asheville, NC and have been hooked on this sport since my Wisconsin days. With whatever it is that you do, do it because you love it, not because society tells you should or for other outside factors. Don't simply exist, live!