There are heaps of Meetup groups in the area. Pick an interest, and there's bound to be a group you can join. We signed up for a paddle on the Gold Coast. The starting time was 8am, and we would have been there had we not taken a wrong turn that led to a huge circuit via the freeway. Oh well. As we pulled up, the group was already launched and on the move. We broke speed records getting unpacked and paddling furiously to catch up. It was a gorgeous day, followed by coffee and chat.