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Armand Bayou level 1 & 2 Paddle honoring our Veterans

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Armand Bayou
7500 Bay Area Blvd.
Webster, TX   77058
John J Grisaffi
HASK Paddle Trip
Registration is required
This is an ACA sanctioned event. All participants must wear a PFD. Non-HASK participants must sign a waiver. See all rules at the bottom of this page.
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  Trip Description:  Let's get out on the water for a leisurely paddle on Armand Bayou. We will launch from Bay Area Park and paddle north, into the upper reaches of the bayou; or south into Horsepen Bayou, depending on the group mood at put-in.  Our serpentine path north is bordered by a lush, verdant landscape, providing home to alligators, turtles, and numerous bird species.  A lazy gator and a few turtles are usually visible on this stretch of bayou.

This is a level 1 paddle unless it is windy, and that is usually sporadic due to the turns of the bayou. As such a casual paddle, this is a great time for entry-level kayakers to practice and receive instructions on strokes, form, etc. if desired, but not mandatory. Upon returning to the put-in at Bay Area Park, some may wish to take a break and then continue to paddle further, or meet up at a nearby restaurant for lunch. 


Be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and snack if desired (or lunch if you choose), and of course your PFD..

We will meet at 9:30 AM and launch at 10:00 AM


Hazards: Boat traffic and cold water.  Be prepared for immersion with some dry clothes if you get wet.


Trip Leader             

 John Grisaffi  281-714-7171         
Trip Assistants 
HASK Trip Ratings*

Level 1-2 depending on wind 

Ready to Launch at     

Meet at 9:30 to launch at 10:00 AM

Duration (hours         

2-3 hours 

Paddling Miles

7 +/-

Emergency Initiator

Emergency Phone Numbers

Latest Expected Return Date/Time

 1:00 p.m.

Auto Description/License#

Contact at Launch Site (opt)                  

Distance from Downtown Houston        

Bronze Subaru Forester - TX FGM 4959
15 Miles
3rd Party fees (camping, etc.)



* Trip ratings are only a guide.  Actual conditions will vary with wind and other weather.



This is an ACA sanctioned event. Every participant must wear a PFD and sign a HASK/ACA Waiver. 

Waivers - Please complete our easy to use online waiver if you are a HASK member who has not signed a waiver within the last 12 months or a non- HASK participant. Read the waiver carefully.  You give up substantial rights when you sign it.

  • Add Smartwaiver with email address “” to your address book to ensure emails do not go to junk/spam.
  • Select a link below to complete the online waiver. 

   ACA-HASK Adult Waiver ACA-HASK Minor Waiver

  • Respond to the “Confirm your E-Signature” email from ACA / HASK to confirm your email address.  Wavier is now complete and valid.
  • You will receive a confirmation email. Please download and print a copy of the waiver and bring it to the trip put-in. 


Guests – You are welcome to join us for a couple of paddle trips.  HASK will cover the $5 ACA event membership for non-ACA members. Hopefully you will then join HASK and continue paddling with us.