Golden Gardens


Sea Kayak - Golden Gardens


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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi

Meet at 9 am, on the water by 9:30. Meet at Golden Gardens, the north end of the launch parking lot, south end of the beach, near the creek. Off the water by 11:30.

We will stay in the area and practice skills.  The menu of the day will be dependent upon conditions and participant choice.  Roll practice, scoops, hand of god, paddle float re-entry, re-entry assist practice.  Dress for immersion in 55 degree water, drysuit required.   Neoprene cap HIGHLY recommended.  Nose plugs are useful.

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 II - SK III
  • Wind:  Variable up to 15 kts
  • Waves:  Variable up to 2 ft
  • Route:  Not applicable
  • Distance:  Not applicable
  • Pace:

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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