Practical intro to Rock Gardening


Practical intro to Rock Gardening - Freshwater Bay

Come see upclose the wonderful shoreline from Freshwater Bay to Cresent Beach. This is an introduction to Rock Gardening where you will put to practical use the kayak manuvering skills you leaned a few weeks earlier in Beyond the Forward Stroke class

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  • Sea Kayak III+, Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: 3 knots

meet at Fresh Water Bay at 9:00am

We will put into real life application the skills required (that you have learned earlier in the prerequisite course) to move your kayak amongst the rocks and cliffs of the ocean coast.


Freshwater Bay

  • MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103

    NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca: Eastern Part No. 18465
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

A sea kayak of your choice with proper deck rigging for rescues, perimeter lines well secured, carry toggles on both ends, helmet, tow belt, gloves, immersion protection, spare paddle. If your kayak does not have bulk heads float bags are required. Float bags are recommended if you have bulk heads, kayak repair kit to fix cracked or broken kayak while in the water dealing with wet surfaces.

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