Sea Kayak - Alki Beach Park & Alki Point


Sea Kayak - Alki Beach Park & Alki Point

Intensive kayak stroke, edging and bracing guidance for Intermediate+ Paddlers. Prioritized instruction for Euro-blade (non-Greenland) paddlers and those aspirationally prepping to pursue dynamic water on the open coast. Practice and learn how to maneuver your kayak: to turn around rapidly, draw sideways, reverse and brace confidently in high seas.

  • Easy, Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 2

9am meet at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1222 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116) -

10am Beach Talk and Launch.

4pm max off the water.

Plenty of (fee) parking and restrooms at launch site. Non-fee parking on main road if you can find it. 

We will likely paddle a short distance down to Jack Block park area during this activity; then return to launch site.

Come with passion to become an excellent paddler. Be willing to flip over and get wet as you practice bracing and find where the balancing edge of your kayak really is. -- When requesting permission, please share your skill level if I don't know you (well). 


Alki Beach Park & Alki Point

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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