Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Currents are perfect for a fun and fast night paddle under a full moon!

  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 4.5 kts
  • Pace: current assist

TBA with leader's permission

The Tacoma Narrows and Pt Defiance are always a special place to paddle but there is something magical about doing it under a full moon. We will see beautiful fall colors going south (and maybe even a whale!)  with hopefully a cloudless full moon and the bright lights on our kayaks coming back.  We will ride the dying flood to have a hot meal in a warm pub before catching the rapidly rising ebb back to our take out.  Drysuit required. Coast Guard regulations for night paddling and links to purchase proper deck lighting will be provided upon leader approval.   Boat launch fee applies.


Tacoma Narrows

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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