Local paddleboarders can hit Newport Harbor with Mayor Nancy Gardner Saturday morning as she cruises around Balboa Island.
The mayor will take off from China Cove at 9 a.m. sharp. Paddleboarders, as well as kayakers, canoeists and other watersport enthusiasts, can join her at the staging area, or meet up with the group anywhere along the 3.75-mile route.
They are scheduled to pass Bayside Beach about 9:10 a.m., the public pier on Little Balboa Island about 9:25 and the Balboa Island pier about 9:45. Then, the mayor will loop back to China Cove where refreshments will be available on the beach.
Participants must bring their own equipment.
— Jill Cowan