Tacoma Narrows

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Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Titlow Park to Owen Beach and Return Student Paddle We expect to practice our basic strokes and rescues.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: moderate

Meeting Place:  Titlow Park, 8425 6th Ave.

Meeting Time:  12:00pm

Launch Time: 1:00 pm

Return time: 6 pm (possibly earlier depending on conditions and time needed for rescue practice).

This will be a student paddle. This will be a moderately difficult paddle with a moderate pace.  The distance to be covered is 11 miles, most of which will be current assisted.

Paddle will be modified if projected winds are greater than 10 kts or wind waves are predicted over 2 feet.

Goals for the day:  Practice basic strokes, practice self and assisted rescues, enjoy a day on the water in beautiful Puget Sound.

 

Route/Place

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

Please bring lunch, snacks and water.

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  

  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. Dry Suit and appropriate insulation layers.

You are responsible for any equipment rental you may need.

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