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. 

Route/Place

Lake Sammamish State Park


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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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