Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

SK III-III+ Time for a belated birthday paddle! Quick currents will make it a fast run for a hot lunch take out from The Tides Restaurant before returning to launch point. Drysuit required. Be prepared for night paddling in case we are running late.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3.1 kts

TBA with leader's permission

Opposing wind/current can make things rough, particularly under the bridge so good bracing skills are required.  


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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