Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Ride the current through the Narrows to Pt. Defiance for a little current play. Then across to Gig Harbor for a late lunch at the Tides. Finally ride the flood back to Titlow.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 5 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at Titlow Beach 

Be ready to launch at 10:30am

If weather is  inclement, we may have lunch at Pt. Defiance instead of at the Tides, so we may need to bring something to eat.  Will check weather the day before to assess.


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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