Sea Kayak - Freshwater Bay


Sea Kayak - Freshwater Bay

Rock gardening paddle between Freshwater Bay and Crescent Beach! Come apply the sweet skills you learned from the previous day's clinic!

  • Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Waves: 4 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3

Meet at Freshwater Bay County Park for a  10:15 beach huddle and a 10:30 launch.  Double parking is encouraged in the trailer parking zone.  There's a port-a-potty. 

Priority will be given to the previous day's open coastal clinic participants.  This is an opportunity to apply your skills and paddle as part of an experienced team.  We will devote our focus to finding and running rock gardening features.  If we decide as a team we like a certain spot, we might spend an hour running one feature!  If  conditions are uninspiring, we might have lunch at Salt Creek!  We will evaluate and decide as a group.  All in all, we will be back at Freshwater and the cars between 3 and 4.  Priority is for students, but I think there will be room for everyone!  Please come shred with us!  

Drysuits and helmets required.  


Freshwater Bay

  • MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103

    NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca: Eastern Part No. 18465
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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
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