Rock Gardening Clinic


Rock Gardening Clinic - Freshwater Bay to Crescent Bay


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  • Sea Kayak III+, Sea Kayak IV
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Expected Launch time is 10:00, arrive early enough to get all your gear ready in time for launch.

State park, no need for Discover Pass.

Note:  This class is subject to wind and wind waves.  Class will be cancelled for wind >15 kts or wind waves >3 ft.

Ladies Only Rock Gardening.

Prerequisites: you must be a woman, Basic Sea Kayaking Badge required. Should have some experience in mildly dynamic conditions, please call Alison Reinbold, 253-279-2825 to discuss your skill level and determine if this clinic is for you.

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 and among the rocks. There will be an emphasis on safety.

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


Freshwater Bay

  • MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103

    NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca: Eastern Part No. 18465
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Helmets are required. Gloves are Highly recommended to prevent cuts and scraps from the barnacles.

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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