Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Play day in the pass. 5 kt ebb.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 5 kts

Bowman Bay, be ready to launch at 9:30 AM.

This is NOT A CLINIC!  A currents clinic or equivalent experience is mandatory.  Doing the clinic the day before as part of our incident management package is OK.  We'll be playing in and around deception pass, first catching some flood, having lunch, then playing in the ebb.  We'll be doing the usual stuff, practicing rescues, rolling, etc.  Members only.


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 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
  9. Dry suit.
  10. Helmet
  11. gloves
  12. Tow system
  13. Rec gloves.
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