Golden Gardens


Sea Kayak - Golden Gardens

This is a paddler skill assessment at ACA Coastal Kayaking Level 3.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 nm

Meet at 8 am at Golden Gardens south of the bath-house by the picnic shelters. We will launch around 9 am. We will run through the checklist provided by the ACA.

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: moderate
  • Wind: 10-15 kt
  • Waves: 1-2 fr
  • Route:
  • Distance:  2-4 nm
  • Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from Golden Gardens to West Point or Meadow Point, so that we can get 1-2 foot waves and 10-15 kt wind, as required by the ACA for this level.


Golden Gardens

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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