Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Practice skills in Deception Pass flood current

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 4.0 nm

We will meet at Cornet Bay.  Time TBA.

This is a chance to practice those dynamic water skills at Deception Pass.

The flood current will be 5.9 kts and we'll spend most of our time playing in th currents and eddies of Canoe Pass, next to Deception Pass.  We'll also paddle over to Strawberry Island to play in that eddy line.

Participants must have already taken a class on currents at Deception Pass.  This is a good chance to practice those skills that you were introduced to. 

Dry suit or wet suit, neoprene gloves and helmet are required, in addition to the usual 10 essentials.  Discover Pass required for parking.

We'll go out in winds of up to 15 kts (as long as it's not overly affecting the pass) and participants should be comfortable in waves of up to 1 - 2 feet in places.



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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