Gig Harbor Triple Cross


Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor Triple Cross

Gig Harbor triple cross to Pt. Defiance and Vashon Island.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

Randal boat launch in Gig Harbor, ready to paddle at 10 AM

  • Difficulty:  Moderate.  We'll be paddling against the current on one leg.
  • Wind: We will paddle with up to 15 kt wind.
  • Waves: Will paddle with up to 3 foot wind waves.
  • Route: Gig Harbor to Pt. Defiance (quick lunch) to southern tip of Vashon Island, back to Gig Harbor.
  • Distance:  7 nm
  • Pace: Fast.  This will be somewhat of a conditioner.

Gig Harbor Triple Cross

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. Dry suit required.
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