Rock Gardening Clinic


Rock Gardening Clinic - Freshwater Bay

Introduction to Rock Gardening

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 13 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: meandering

Meet at 9:00am, ready to launch at 9:45am at the Freshwater Bay County Park boat launch. No parking pass is needed.

Due to tides, I expect we will be back at the launch at about 3pm.

Rock Gardening skills, rescues and safety.

Learn directional control strokes, blended strokes and application for the dynamic environment.

Learn safety issues associated with playing in among the rocks.

Practice rescues and learn how to modify them and choose among them for the conditions encountered.

This clinic is mostly for the Broken Island Group participants.

Please check out the equipment required; gloves and helmet are a must. Tow belts highly desirable.


Freshwater Bay

  • MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103

    NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca: Eastern Part No. 18465
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Mountaineers 10 Essentials

Sea Kayak with flotation both ends, deck lines required, plastic preferred






Extra clothes

First Aid Kit

Repair Kit

Lunch and snacks


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