Eld Inlet


Sea Kayak - Eld Inlet

SK lV High Winds and Rescue Practice

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging

Group will meet at 10:30 AM on private property near the tip of Cooper Point   Launch time: 11:00 AM. 

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: Challenging
  • Wind: high, hopefully
  • Waves: 1' or more, hopefully
  • Route:  Eld Inlet if wind cooperates
  • Distance:  6 to 7 nm
  • Pace:  Brisk

We'll launch on Eld Inlet near the tip of Cooper Point.  If we have the high S or SW prevailing winds that are common this time of year, we'll paddle south along the Cooper Point shoreline 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 self and assisted rescue practice. Besides having fun playing in the waves, the main purpose of this trip is to provide experience in high wind paddling and rescues. If the wind and waves in Eld Inlet aren't suitable for this purpose, we'll check out Budd Inlet. If Budd doesn't work for us, we'll do a fitness paddle around Hope Island and observe the wildlife. Drysuit and roll required.  Note:  If you can roll fairly consistently in a pool or flat water, that's OK for this trip.    We'll meet at launch site at 10:30 AM and launch at 11:00 AM.   Directions to launch site to be provided.   Leader permission required.  Phone: 360-866-4286.


Eld Inlet

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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