Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Comforts with Currents

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm

We will meet at Bowman Bay at 9 am ready to launch at 10 am.  We will return to Bowman Bay by 4:00 or 4:30


PURPOSE: The purpose of this class is to gain comfort in the currents of deception pass. Comfort is in part based on skills but is in large part psychological. The trip will be encouragement based. Each person has their own history and path with dynamic waters and we will respect the differences we all bring.

THE PLAN: We will launch at 10 on the flood and paddle to canoe pass were we will practice strokes and maneuvers as the current moves toward slack. At the very beginning of the ebb we will be in place to begin our work in the eddy in canoe pass moving into the current and back into the eddy. When the current picks up to a speed that surpasses comfort, we will peel out and return to Bowman Bay.

2016-04-03 Sun  7:57 AM PDT    0.0 knots  Slack, Flood Begins
2016-04-03 Sun 10:17 AM PDT    4.1 knots  Max Flood
2016-04-03 Sun  1:23 PM PDT   -0.0 knots  Slack, Ebb Begins
2016-04-03 Sun  4:10 PM PDT   -6.0 knots  Max Ebb
2016-04-03 Sun  7:32 PM PDT    0.0 knots  Slack, Flood Begins
2016-04-03 Sun  7:44 PM PDT   Sunset
2016-04-03 Sun 10:38 PM PDT    5.5 knots  Max Flood



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Deception Pass

  • Sea Trails Deception Pass and Skagit Bay WA101

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Anacortes to Skagit Bay No. 18427
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven 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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