Gig Harbor Triple Cross


Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor Triple Cross

Owen Beach Incident Management trip to include the Gig Harbor Triple Cross. We will incorporate learning and practice while engaging in a fun trip. We will manage the trip in the SK 3 to 4 range and adjust the trip to conditions as necessary on the day. Priority to Olympia branch kayakers. Sign up with Ron Jones, 360-359-3395, or

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

Meet and launch from Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park. Arrival and launch time will be emailed to participants. We will spend about 30-40 minutes discussing incident management and trip logistics prior to getting on the water. 

This trip is planned to include an educational component and the expectation to perform rescues and scenarios in open water, under moderately controlled circumstances. A dry suit will be 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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