Gig Harbor Triple Cross

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Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor Triple Cross

A quick triple cross before going to the Pool for Pool Play.

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  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

Owen Beach, launch at 8 AM (quick pack). 

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SK-III+
  • Wind: Up to 15 kt
  • Waves: up to 2 feet
  • Route: Owen Beach, to Southern tip of Vashon, to Gig Harbor, to Owen Beach.
  • Distance:  about 8 Nm
  • Pace: Steady

Route may be changed pending weather forecast.

Route/Place

Gig Harbor Triple Cross


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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, dry suit required.
  9. Plenty of snacks to help keep warm.
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