Sea Kayak - Hammersley Inlet


Sea Kayak - Hammersley Inlet

Tide and current workshop. We will explore how and why water moves the way it does and how you can take advantage of it in your boat.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3.4 kts

TBA with leader permission

A shuttle will be set up before we start.  This workshop provides an opportunity to learn the easy way to read water and use it to your advantage. We will use charts, tide and current predictions and weather forecasting  to help us get a picture of what goes on under, on and above the surface we ride over in our kayaks.   Hammersley provides a good chance to practice boat handling skills when crossing eddy lines, turning and surfing on the building ebbing currents before attempting more optional demanding areas. Students will also learn a simple way to calculate a ferry angle to get your boat from one place to another safely and save time and effort.  Lunch on Hope Island before  going back to Arcadia boat launch to do the prearranged shuttle.  Immersion wear required. 


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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