Freshwater Bay


Sea Kayak - Freshwater Bay

Crescent Bay to Freshwater Bay SKV

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  • Sea Kayak III+, Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging

Details about meeting place and time will be sent via email.

This SK V paddle will start at Crescent Bay, with a rock garden paddle over to Freshwater Bay for lunch, and then back.  It's about 9 nm RT.  Paddlers must be experienced and comfortable with surf of up to 4 feet and winds of up to 15 kts.

Immersion gear, helmets and gloves are required.  Excessive surf or winds will cancel this trip.

There is a $6 per person fee for parking and launching from Crescent Beach.

If the surf and weather conditions are just right (which only happens about 25% of the time this time of year) then we have the option of going up to the area the night before (on Saturday, September 20)  and playing in the surf, then camping at Salt Creek Recreation Area.

Leader approval is required to go on this trip.  If you are interested, contact Beth Owen at



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 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
  9. Helmet
  10. Immersion gear
  11. Gloves
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