Lake Union


Sea Kayak - Lake Union

This paddle intended for students of the Basic Sea Kayak Course who need their student paddle to graduate. We will launch from NWOC paddle to Madison Park North Beach and back.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Please meet at Northwest Outdoor Center, 2100 Westlake Ave, N Ste 1, Seattle, at 8:45 am.  The officially open at 9 but they're usually there a little early.  Please call NWOC at 206-281-9694 to reserve your kayak and drysuit.  I would like to launch by 10 am.  Paddle from NWOC to Madison Park, North Beach and back.  Plan on being back around 3 pm.

This paddle is intended for students of the Mountaineers Basic Sea Kayak Course who still haven't completed their required student paddle.  Please contact me first before you sign up.  Students who have completed their required paddles and grads who need a tune up are also welcome.


Lake Union

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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