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Sea Kayak - Copalis River Spit

Access the ocean at Roosevelt beach, north of Copalis. After the beach talk and technique reviews we will paddle south ~3.5nm to the Copalis Rocks, and then further south to the outfall of the Copalis River. We'll cross the Copalis bar and have lunch somewhere on the river, (if possible). Same route, reversed, to return to our cars.

  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.3 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 13 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.0 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 knots +/-

Please be prepared to launch by 9:30!!! 

The drive from Olympia to Roosevelt beach should take about 1 hr & 20 minutes. 

I encourage you all to carpool, but keep to that 9:30 launch time.

Please contact the leader before registering. Registration will open on June 20th, 2019. 

Contact Bob Burreson at 360-705-2055 for info.

All participants must have prior experience launching & landing thru surf. All participants must have succesful experience rolling your kayak. This may be your opportunity to combat roll. This is primarily a kayak trip, not a training course. 

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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