Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 4.5 kts
  • Pace: moderate to brisk

Bowman Bay boat launch 9:30 AM

Fun day, playing in the currents, boils, and eddies around deception pass.  Currents up to 4.5 kt.  Practice your rolls, rescues, balance skills, etc.  This is not a clinic, and previous currents experience is required.


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 essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required. 

  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. Drysuit
  9. Helmet and gloves
  10. Long and short tow systems.
  11. Recommend; spare paddle, vhf marine radio, spare clothing in a drybag, expanded first aid kit, signaling kit.
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