Open Water Session

Field trip: Basic Sea Kayaking Course

Open Water Session - Lake Sammamish State Park

This location was chosen for those students who do not own their own kayaks and equipment and are not able to transport a kayak and equipment. It’s Two days of on the water activities, learning basic kayak skills: Wet exits, Rescues, and basic paddle strokes will be covered. Be Prepared to spend much of the days in the water.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 nm

We’ll meet at 2000 NW Sammish Rd, Issaquah, WA 98027  at 8:00am
Park in parking lot nearest to Tibbetts Beach, on same beach as (Issaquah Paddle Sports)

Please check in with Clinic Beach Coordinator, he or she  will be wearing a bright colored vest, before unloading Kayaks for directions. 

The instruction will be performed in a protected, yet open water setting.  The training will typically be two students to an instructor in certain circumstances such as learning rescues and strokes. 


Lake Sammamish State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

NOTE ITS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU DONOT PURCHASE A KAYAK prior to completing this Clinic. Unless You already happen to own your equipment in which case that's ok.  We encourage  not buying ahead of the clinic; so you're given an opportunity to paddle several different types and brands of kayaks.  Note for a kayak to be considered  a Sea Kayak it needs to be a minimum length of 14 1/2 feet and ideally not have a rudder but instead be equipped with a skag.. 

We highly recommended if you don’t already own a kayak to barrow, or rent one until you’ve completed your two club sponsored paddles.

The link attached will take you to Kayak Academy, who will help you set up a Kayak and equipment rental package design for our clinics.

RSVP with (KA) at this (LINK TBD)

Sea Kayak, paddle, PFD, spray skirt, pump, and dry suit as a minimum. Neoprene cap is recommended for practicing rescues. Discuss other requirements with the instructor.

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