Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Drift the narrows

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

Meet at Owen Beach, launch about 10 AM, drift and play in the narrows (should have wind against current effects).  Have lunch at Titlow Beach (Steamer's option), before riding the ebb and wind back to Owen.  Leader permission required. 

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: moderate
  • Wind:11 kt
  • Waves: 1-2 ft
  • Route:
  • Distance:  7 nm
  • Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from Point defiance to titlow beach and back.


Tacoma Narrows

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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