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Sea Kayak - Ilwaco to North Head

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  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm

1100 at Cape Disappointment State Park boat ramp

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 V
  • Wind:10 kts
  • Waves:2 to 3 feet
  • Route:
  • Distance:  10 to 15 nm, depending on take out
  • Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from the put in around "A" jetty and North Jetty to just beyond North Point and then back put in or to one of two alternative take outs depending on mood and conditions -- around North Jetty to Waikiki Beach or to just South of North Point where we will take out.

Helmet, dry suit, tow belt, vhf radio, spare paddle required.  Solid roll required.


Ilwaco to North Head

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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