Lake Union


Beginner Sea Kayak - Lake Union

Equivalency evaluation and required 8 nm trip.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Pace: 2 kt average

Meet at NWOC at 10 am ready to launch.

Strokes and rescues as taught in the sea kayaking basic course will be evaluated.  An 8 nm route will be paddled to ensure participants have the stamina to complete beginner-level Mountaineers day trips.


Lake Union

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Participants must be  dressed for immersion and have a pump and paddle float along with other minimum kayaking gear (PFD, spray skirt, paddle, etc.)  plus The Ten Essentials .

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