Making the transition to Greenland Paddling

Field trip: Paddler Development Weekend

Making the transition to Greenland Paddling - Deception Pass

Learn the basics of Greenland paddling.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 nm

Meet at Bowman Bay parking lot at 8 am. The course will be held primarily in Bowman Bay. 

You have seen them, the skinny wooden or carbon fiber paddles.  You maybe even own one.  They really work, but not exactly like your usual paddle.  Learn how to do all the things you normally do with your paddle and even a few more.  Get all your questions answered.  This has been my go-to paddle style for 20 years and I have learned from both top US and Greenland paddlers.


Deception Pass

  • Sea Trails Deception Pass and Skagit Bay WA101

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Anacortes to Skagit Bay No. 18427
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Mountaineer's and basic sea kayaking essentials. Immersion gear required. Helmet not required. Bring a Greenland paddle if you have one, extras will be available to borrow if you don't.

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