Rock Gardening Clinic


Rock Gardening Clinic - Freshwater Bay to Crescent Bay

Learn how to read the surge and swell and maneuver in the rocks

  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 18 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: measured- will be instructing along the way

Meet at 10:00am at Freshwater Bay Park. This county park does NOT require a Discover Pass. We will plan to start the shore talk at 9:45am. Dress for brief periods of immersion.

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.

Immersion wear required. See list of required items under Equipment blue tab below.


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

Mountaineers 10 Essentials

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






Contact Tow Line

Extra clothes

First Aid Kit

Repair Kit

Lunch and snacks

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