Lake Union


Sea Kayak - Lake Union

Rescue and Strokes Practice

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

This is for student paddlers who would like more practice with rescues and strokes (after completing their open water session) prior to doing their student paddles.  Priority to Basic Sea Kayak Course students please.  We'll meet at Northwest Outdoor Center, located at the west side of Lake Union, at 8:45 am.  Dry suit required.  Please call NWOC at 206-281-9694 to reserve your equipment. 

This does will not qualify as a student paddle.  But after this day, the student should feel more confident with their rescues and strokes.

Please contact me prior to signing up. Thanks.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

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Lake Union

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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