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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Tybee Island Georgia

Long Weekend on Tybee Island

October 26, 2018
Emilie Phillips

We flew to Tybee Island Georgia for an end of summer paddling trip. We’ve paddled Tybee two other times, once at Halloween and once at Thanksgiving. My parents provided all the kayaks. Isaac has learned to paddle his own boat, so we no longer needed a tandem. Isaac paddled my Mom’s skin on frame. Dad […]

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Tybee Creek Waves

November 25, 2017
Emilie Phillips

There is a large sand bar at the mouth of Tybee Creek. The sandbar and 60F warm ocean water were what attracted us to Tybee Island. Prior to hurricane Mathew in 2016, the sand bar was an extension of the beach. People would walk out at low tide and then get stranded as the tide […]

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Up and back Jack’s Cut

November 24, 2017
Emilie Phillips

We had achieved three of our goals for the trip: turkey, dolphins, and surfing for my parents. Isaac still wanted to paddle my Mom’s skin on frame kayak, and Tyson and Isaac wanted to surf. Friday’s weather looked good for Isaac to paddle Grandma’s skin on frame. We needed somewhere protected but interesting. The small, […]

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Tybee Rough Water Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017
Emilie Phillips

Thursday morning at Tybee was raining and 55F. Magic seaweed predicted 2.5′ waves at 9 seconds with 10 to 18 mph winds from the northeast. Rough conditions, but with the wind onshore and high tide mid-morning, we decided the sandbar at the mouth of Tybee Creek was a safe play spot.

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Upwind on Lazaretto Creek

November 4, 2016
Emilie Phillips

Five days after we arrived, the tides had lagged enough we could ride the current up into the marshes and sweep back out in the afternoon. It should have been a good day to cover distance. This time we put in at the large boat launch on old Hwy 80, west of where highway 80 […]

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Tybee Island History and Roll and Surf Session

November 3, 2016
Emilie Phillips

Tybee Island has several museums and cultural attractions. After our long day Wednesday, we decided to kayak half the day and tourist the other half. At the south end of the island is the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. At the north end is the Tybee Lighthouse and fort turned museum. I wanted to climb […]

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On our third day, Tyson’s cousin Tara joined us and we discovered a circumnavigation. Tyson’s extended family has an active group on facebook. One of his distant cousins, Tara, posts about her kayaking trips and kayak camping trips. She lives a few hours away in Charleston, so Tyson invited her down to come paddle with […]

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Poking around Little Tybee Marshes

November 1, 2016
Emilie Phillips

Tuesday we rode the ebb out Tybee Creek and spent a whole day playing in the same area as Monday. This time we also explored the tidal marshes. There was more wind than Monday and partly cloudy. We brought the kite since the winds looked favorable. Tyson, Isaac and my Dad found some large crabs […]

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