Coastal Kayak Surf Zone Basics

Seminar: Coastal Kayak Surf Zone Basics

Coastal Kayak Surf Zone Basics - Makah Bay

Coastal Kayak Surf Zone Basics

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts

Course Overview: The Coastal Kayak Surf Zone course is designed to teach paddlers the necessary skills to safely launch and land a kayak in the surf. Conditions should include small waves height less than 3 ft, ideally with spilling surf on a gently sloping beach clear of obstacles and swimmers. Winds should not exceed 15 knots. Rating: SK-IV. Location will be Hobuck Beach, Makah Bay: http://www.fluidmoves.org/venues/hobuck-beach. This particular course offering will consist of one 4-hour session: 12-4 on Sat. For those staying the weekend, we leave Friday and Sunday open to use as either unstructured surf play, sea kayak touring in the area, or hiking, all weather dependent. If we have to, we may move the training session to Friday or Sunday in order to avoid bad weather or to get adequate swell. Outside of the training event, some individual coaching may be provided upon request, as time allows.

Course Overview: The Coastal Kayak Surf Zone course is designed to teach paddlers the necessary skills to safely launch and land a kayak in the surf. Conditions should include small waves height less than 3 ft, ideally with spilling surf on a gently sloping beach clear of obstacles and swimmers. Winds should not exceed 15 knots.

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Since you will likely be camping at Hobuck Beach Resort, bring money to pay for camping, camping gear, plus food, etc., to be comfortable. Saturday night will be a pot-luck dinner, completely unorganized, so bring whatever you want to share. As for paddling gear, bring the usual kayaking essentials plus a helmet.  The helmet can be a bicycling helmet, but a watersports helmet is preferred if you have one. Dress for immersion, as you will get wet (i.e., submersed) and the water is cold.

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