Golden Gardens


Sea Kayak - Golden Gardens

Rolling Sundays: Practice your roll in salt water

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
Meet at Golden Gardens, just north of Shilshole Marina.  Exact location is north end of the public launch parking lot where the sandy beach begins, near the creek.  This event is at the same time and place as the Golden Garden's Skills practice.  

8:30 to 9:30 - Arrive and set up your boats.

9:30 - Launch

11:30 - Finished

Do you have a roll and want to improve it?  Come join us for practice in the sound.

You might have a pool roll and want to make it reliable in the salt water.  You might have a reliably salt water roll and want to make it more reliable in rougher conditions.  You might want to improve some aspect of your roll.  

We will get together and figure out ways to coach each other to improve our rolls so that we can rely on them in any condition. 

Conditions will be what ever they are and we will use them for training.


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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
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