Golden Gardens


Sea Kayak - Golden Gardens to Richmond Beach

SK-II -- We are actually going to paddle south to West Point, but the site will not let me create a trip with that title. The primary focus of this trip will be basic course equivalency evaluation.

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet at 9 am at Golgen Gardens parking area just north of the bath-house by the playground and open field. We will use this field as our staging area then launch on the beach in front of the bath-house. Be ready to launch at 10 am. You will need to be dressed for immersion in cold (55 degree) water. This means a wetsuit or drysuit.

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
  • Wind: < 10 kt
  • Waves: < 1 ft
  • Route: Open water and along shore
  • Distance:  5 nm r.t.
  • Pace: slow, 2 knots

We'll paddle from Golden Gardens to West Point


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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