Hammersley Inlet


Sea Kayak - Hammersley Inlet

Tacoma student paddle, We will launch from Jacoby‘s Shorecrest County Park. We’ll paddle little bit towards Shelton before turning east once we reach Hope Island be sure to bring your shoes and other clothes if you need them to hike the trails and there’s lots of them around the island will be there a bit waiting for the tide/current change.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 15.0 nm
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3.4 kts
  • Pace: 2.8

Let’s plan to meet at Jacoby’s Shorecrest County Park at 9:30 AM. Expect to have a beach meeting at 10:15 AM and will launch by 10:30 AM. 

There is no restroom at this launch. There is a restroom at the Harstine Island bridge. There’s a parking lot there and a nice port-a-potty restroom. There’s also a store in-this area. I think it has a restroom too but I’ve never used it. 

Tacoma branch. Students should bring their paddle completion sheet filled out even if you’re unable to complete it.  We will discuss it at lunch.

I can provide a copy of the pedal completion sheet. Should other branch students wish to participate?

We’ll be paddling in such a way that will get the 7.5 nautical miles that’s required for the Olympic branch inlet pin

All students from any branch are welcome to join us paddle paddle.

Proper immersion clothing required. 

Pack a lunch be sure to bring something warm hot to drink and multiple snacks

Bring these if you have them:

VHF, marine radio

A tow belt


Hammersley Inlet

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight 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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