Eld Inlet

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Sea Kayak - Eld Inlet

SK lV High winds paddle and rescue practice

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging

Meet at 10:30 AM near the northern end of Cooper Point on private property located on Eld Inlet

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty:  SK lV
  • Wind: high
  • Waves: 1' to 2'
  • Route: south along Cooper Point shoreline
  • Distance:  6 nm
  • Pace:  strenuous
  • From the launch site near the tip of  Cooper Point, we'll paddle south along the Cooper Point shoreline against high winds and breaking waves for 3 or so miles and then we'll paddle in the following seas back to the launch site where we'll do high wind rescue practice.   Drysuit and reliable roll required.   Leader permission required   Phone:  360-866-4286.  This is a spur-of-the moment paddle designed as a fitness paddle and to provide experience in high wind paddling and rescues.   If the forecasted winds don't pan out, we'll do a fitness paddle.
Route/Place

Eld Inlet



  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
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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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