Essential Sea Kayak Skills


Essential Sea Kayak Skills - Lake Washington: Concrete Beach

Develop effective rescue and towing skills.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 2.5

Meet at Concrete Beach on Lake Washington.   Be geared up and ready to begin the session by 9 a.m.  This is a 3-hour clinic.

Basic competence in these on the water skills will boost your confidence to paddle competently on a variety of trips. Each clinic will focus on one area of skills. You can take all sessions, or as many as you feel you need. These are introductory clinics, but all levels are welcome. You must be a Basic Sea Kayak student or graduate, or have club equivalency status. Proof of full vaccination will be required.

  • Clinic dates are:
  • Jan. 7                     Forward stroke
  • Jan. 21                  Directional control
  • Feb. 4                    Balance, Bracing and Moving Sideways
  • Feb. 18                 Rescues and Towing
  • TBA                        Kayaking in Currents (at Deception Pass)


Lake Washington

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Sea kayak essentials

Towing stuff (if you have it)

Paddle float

Warm clothing (we will be in the water)

Trip Reports