Beginner Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows


Beginner Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Graduated students are welcome although priority will be given to Olympia students. You must be fully vaccinated and comfortable with a short shuttle. Photo credit: Jeff Evans

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 5 kts
  • Maximum Currents: 3.0 kts
  • Pace: varies

TBA with leader's permission

Come see what the famous Narrows Bridge looks like from underneath!  The spring currents will make this a fast and fun one way trip to visit the famous  bridge at slack.  All students and graduated students are welcome although priority will be given to Olympia students.   Immersion wear required and you must provide your boat and gear.  Parking fees will apply.


Tacoma Narrows

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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