Crescent Bay


Sea Kayak - Crescent Bay

Crescent Bay surf and rock gardening play day.

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  • Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm

Meet in parking lot at Crescent Bay Resort at 9:30 AM, Be ready to paddle approximately 10:15 AM.  There is a day-use fee for launching and landing from the beach.

This will be an intermediate-plus level paddle, and is not intended as a clinic.  All paddlers should have had surf zone, incident management, and rock gardening instruction and experience before signing up for this paddle.  

  • Difficulty:  Intermediate
  • Wind: Up to 15 kt.
  • Waves: Up to 4 feet
  • Route: TBD on the day.
  • Distance:  6 nm
  • Pace: Moderate
  • Exact paddle route will be determined based on conditions on the day of the paddle.

Crescent Bay

  • NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca: Eastern Part No. 18465

    MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.

Required; Kayak with floatation in both ends (must also have deck lines fore and aft), U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD), Paddle, Spray skirt, Bilge pump with floatation, Self-rescue paddle float, Waterproof whistle, Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally, Immersion wear (wet or dry suit), helmet, neoprene gloves, short and long tow system.

  • Recommend submersible vhf radio,  spare paddle, extended first aid kit, boat repair kit.
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