Tacoma Narrows


Sea Kayak - Tacoma Narrows

Tacoma Branch Basic Sea Kayak Student Paddle; Titlow to Pt. Defiance/Owens Beach and vack

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 9.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 nm/hr

Launch site is the Titlow beach.

Meeting time 9 am, launch time 10 am or sooner if everyone is ready early.

Bring lunch, water, snacks and a sense of adventure.  This paddle allows the customization to group strenth.


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
  9. Dry suit required
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