Sea Kayak - Hood Canal Triple Cross

Brisk conditioner visiting Dosewallips, Pleasant Harbor, Stavis Bay, and Clark's Lagoon

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: Brisk

Meeting time TBA at Misery Point Boat Launch, Seabeck

Directions to launch: From Seabeck general store (last grocery), travel 1.2 miles SW on the Seabeck Hwy. Right onto Miami Beach Rd. At 0.9 miles, stay right on Miami Beach Rd. Stay to the right 0.3 miles later at Y, then turn left into Misery Point parking lot. There is a pit toilet there.

 Discover pass is required, as is immersion wear.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty:  Yes, Challenging
  • Wind:  20 kts, with gusts to 28
  • Waves: 2-3 ft
  • Currents:  not significant
  • Distance:  13 nm
  • Pace:  Brisk, 3.7 kt flatwater equivalent pace required.

More info to follow about food. Coffee at Pleasant Harbor. Possible hot tub as well!

You need to contact me for permission to come- this will be fast paced and we will be practicing towing and rescues in conditions.


Hood Canal Triple Cross

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
  9. Tow belt
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