Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

A different kind of student paddle!

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm

TBA with leader permission

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty:  SKII - II+
    • Wind: 0-10
  • Waves: 0-1'
  • Currents:  0-3 kts
  • Distance:  7 nm
  • Pace:  current assist

Come see what the famous Narrows Bridge looks like from underneath!  The spring currents will make this a fast and fun one way trip to visit the famous  bridge at slack and then have lunch at Steamers before the shuttle back.  Graduated students are welcome.   Immersion wear required and you must have or have access to your own equipment.


Tacoma Narrows

  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
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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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