Lake Washington

Trip

Sea Kayak - Lake Washington

Wet Wednesday Skills, Drills, & thrills - fun and learning as a group.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Launch from "concrete beach" (by the indoor soccer building along the drive past the seattle clubhouse) and paddle up to Matthews Beach (and back). Meet up at 6:30 to launch no later than 7PM. We'll plan to finish up about 8:30 PM.

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: SK2
  • Wind: 4-12 kt
  • Waves: 0.5 - 1.5 ft.
  • Route: Concrete beach - Matthews Beach & back
  • Distance:  3 nm
  • Pace: slow/moderate

We'll paddle from Concrete beach to Matthews Beach

Route/Place

Lake Washington


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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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