FLOW - Fun and Learning on the Water


FLOW - Fun and Learning on the Water - Deception Pass

Paddle in Deception Pass moderate flood currents for fun and skills development.

  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 5 kts
  • Pace: Moderate

Meet at Cornet Bay boat launch, in Deception Pass State Park, at 8:00am.  Kayaks on the beach and ready to launch.

We will review and practice skills related to paddling in currents in Bowman Bay. About 11:00 we will head over to the pass to catch the building ebb current.  Sometime mid afternoon we will feel done and head home.  Optional dinner and debrief after the paddle.
The flood at deception pass provides a number of different environments to paddle in, each with their own lessons to teach you.  Today's flood is a moderate 4.6 kt at 1:00 pm.

This is an opportunity for people with little experience paddling in currents to gain experience and develop skills.


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

We are paddling in rough conditions in the winter.  This is the time to bring all your emergency and spare gear.
Tow systems
Extra clothing
First aid kits
High energy foods
Boat repair kits
Recommended Equipment
VHF radios
Storm CAG (especially in winter)
Warm tea or water
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