Lake Washington


Sea Kayak - Lake Washington

Mid-week Fitness Paddle

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate

We will meet at the beach directly under I-90 in Leschi. There is a small parking lot and a beach for launching. 

Launch time is 8:30 so show up at whatever time you need to be ready to be on the water at 8:30. We will return at 10 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.

  • Difficulty: Not much
  • Wind:<20
  • Waves: maybe small wind waves
  • Route: Travel south from the launch
  • Distance:  ~3-4nm
  • Pace: variable

The plan will be to do drills to increase efficiency and speed of paddling.


Lake Washington

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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