Gig Harbor


Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor to Sunrise Beach

Gig Harbor to Sunrise Beach (student paddle)

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

Meeting time and place to be announced.

This student paddle features paddling in and around the boat docks of Gig Harbor so we can practice some boat maneuvering skills.  Then we'll paddle to Sunrise Beach for lunch.  Afterwards, it's back to Gig Harbor to practice our kayak rescues (self-rescue and both sides of a t-rescue.)  Everyone that comes along will be practicing rescues.

Dry suit or wet suit required.


Gig Harbor

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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