Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor to Sunrise Beach


Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor to Sunrise Beach

This paddle is for Tacoma Branch 2021 Basic Sea Kayak Students. We’ll be launching from Eddon Boat Park in down town Gig Harbor, and paddling out through the docks and boats. You’ll have an opportunity to practice your new kayak skills on our way to Sunrise Park.

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.3 kts
  • Pace: 2.5

We’ll meet at Eddon Boat Park at 10:15am 

Be ready to launch by 11:30am

Its really helpful to have wheels to get your kayak down to the beach at this park.

There are public rest rooms in this area

All Tacoma Sea Kayaking Student are required to have there Paddle Completion Sheets filled out and ready for discussion at lunch time.

Be sure to bring a lunch and something hot to drink.

There are restrooms a short hike up the hill from the beach at Sunrise Park.

Proper Immersion clothing required!

Bring if you have them:

VHF Radio

Our Tacoma Branch Basic Sea Kayak Students will have first opportunity to register as participants before other Branch students will be allowed to register.

Besure to come with the Expectation of having a FUN day on the water with new friends!


Gig Harbor

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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