Gig Harbor Triple Cross


Sea Kayak - Gig Harbor Triple Cross

Pre pho paddle

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

Meet at Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park at 1000

Owen Beach is at 5605 N. Owen Beach Road, Tacoma, Washington

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: < 10 kts
  • Waves: < 1 ft
  • Route: 
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace:

We'll paddle from Owen Beach to Vashon Island to the Kitsap Peninsula and back to Owen Beach.

Drysuit, adequate insulation (including gloves, mittens, and / or poggies and head gear), extra insulation required.  Bring a snack and a warm beverage for our shore break.

Pho at at Nue Thuy Pho at 758 S. 38th Street in Tacoma following the paddle.


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
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