Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Drift of the narrows. 3.2 max current.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm

Launch from Titlow Beach, 10 AM, Paddle to Owen beach.  Consider adding in a tripple cross for extra calorie burn, and paddle back on the flood.

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: less than 10 kt.
  • Waves: Less than 1 ft.
  • Route:
  • Distance:  7-12nm
  • Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from Titlow Beach, follow the ebb to Owen beach.  Either have a leisurely lunch, or add in a triple cross to Vashon island (vote before we leave, and again at Owen) and over to Gig Harbor, before following the flood back to Titlow Beach.


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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