Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Drift the narrows.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 4 kts
  • Pace: Moderate

Titlow park.  Be ready to launch at 11 AM.

Drift the narrows.  Suitable for this year's students if you have  at least 2 student paddles and a good reference.  We can have eddies and whirlpools, which adds to the fun.  Launch at titlow, paddle north to Owen Beach, play at the point at the tide exchange, drift back to titlow.  Dinner option at Steamers.


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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