Coastal Kayak Surf Zone Basics - Seattle - June 2015

Sea Kayaking Course

Coastal Kayak Surf Zone Basics

Coastal Kayak Surf Zone Basics

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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: This particular course offering will consist of two 4-hour sessions: 10-2 on Sat. and 10-2 on Sun.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Notes: Bring "Mountaineer essentials" and "Sea kayaking essentials", plus helmet (required), noseplugs (optional), earplugs (optional), etc. Dressing for immersion is required: either drysuit (recommended) or wetsuit/drytop, or full-length ("steamer") wetsuit will be acceptable. Also bring camping gear/supplies for camping at Hobuck Beach Campground and be ready to pay camping fee of $20 per night/tent to the campground office. You will also need to obtain and display a Recreational Permit while on the Makah Reservation.  You can purchase the Rec Permit at Hobucks or at many stores in Neah Bay for $10--it's good for the entire calendar year.

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.