Lake Union


Sea Kayak - Lake Union

Rescue and Strokes practice

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  • Sea Kayak I/II
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Northwest Outdoor Center, Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 9 am.

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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For students who need a little more open water strokes and rescue practice and those who missed the open water Lake Session, before joining their student paddles.  We will practice paddle float self rescue and assisted rescue.  Then we'll work on strokes.  This session will not count as a student paddle.  Please call NWOC at 206-281-9694 to reserve your kayak and drysuit.  Meet at NWOC at 9 am and we'll be back at NWOC at 3 pm.  Priority to students taking a Mountaineers Basic Sea Kayak course. Please email me at  Thanks

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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