Gig Harbor Triple Cross


Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor Triple Cross

Gig Harbor to Vashon to Point Defiance and back to Gig Harbor

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  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3.0

Meet at 9:00 am at Randall Boat launch in Gig Harbor.

This is a nice spring warm up paddle.  We will be paddling from Gig Harbor to Vashon Island, then on to Pt. Defiance for a lunch break on Owen Beach before we head back to Gig Harbor.

Participants should be comfortable in winds up to 15 kts, and wind waves of up to 2 feet.  Dry suit is required.





Gig Harbor Triple Cross

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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