Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Paddle in Deception Pass moderate ebb currents for fun and skills development.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 6 kts

Meet at Bowman Bay, in Deception Pass State Park, at 9:30am.  Kayaks on the beach and ready to launch.  

We will review and practice skills related to paddling in currents in Bowman Bay. About 11:00 we will head over to the pass to catch the building ebb current.  Sometime mid afternoon we will feel done and head home.  Optional dinner and debrief after the paddle.

This is an opportunity for people with little experience paddling in currents to gain experience and develop skills.  



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


  • Helmet
  • Spare clothing
  • Lunch
  • Questions
  • Skills you wish to practice
  • All the other kayak essentials
  • Towbelt is always recommended
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