Kayaking in Moving Water


Kayaking in Moving Water - Lake Washington: Concrete Beach

Learn and improve your paddle strokes

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 nm

We will meet at Concrete Beach on Lake Washington (just past the Mountaineers Building). We will plan to be on the water at 10 am. All of the activities will occur within a few hundred yards so literally anyone can do this!

This is a chance to work on forward stroke, reverse stroke, moving sideways and turning more easily. This is aimed for the beginner/advanced beginner so please come with that expectation i.e. if you want to learn how to race your kayak this is the wrong place for you! However, anyone is welcome.

We do not plan to be in the water but it can be pretty cold in December. Please dress warmly and be in either a wetsuit or a drysuit. Bring your lunch - we will eat on shore right at the beach.

Please contact me if you have any questions. No leader permission is required so just sign up!

The Basic Strokes and Maneuvers - Next Steps clinic is designed to assist kayaker who have completed the open water activity and at least one student paddle at improving strokes and maneuvers. It will review the key points of the forward and reverse strokes, sweeps, braces and draws, including the use of edging in different aspects of kayak maneuvering.   



Lake Washington

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Either wetsuits or drysuits.  Kayak with spray skirts, PFD, pump, paddle float, & paddle.

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