Budd Inlet


Sea Kayak - Budd Inlet

Work towards your goals from your New Year's resolutions, time for a kayaking conditioner! Olympia Swantown Marina boat launch to Burfoot park and back, 3 - 3.5 kt pace, 8 nm, morning paddle.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3 to 3.5 kts

Swantown Marina boat launch by the radio station.  Start paddling at 8:30 and return no later than 1:00 p.m.  Short shore break at Burfoot park.  Option to spoil your workout with a big lunch at some well regarded location in Olympia afterwards.  


Budd Inlet

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
  9. Dry Suit 
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