Wind and Waves


Wind and Waves - Dyes Inlet

Learn skills for paddling in wind and waves

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 17 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: slow

9:00 am at Monica's Waterfront Bakery in Old Town Silverdale. We will chat for an hour before getting to the launch, which will be either at the Silverdale Boat Ramp, Chico, or Tracyton.

If there is insufficient wind for a meaningful clinic, this will become a maneuvering skills clinic.

One day clinic learning how to control your boat in wind and small waves.  The clinic will usually be held with winds up to 20 mph, and waves 1-3 feet.   Dry suit and helmet required (dynamic conditions).  Recommend neoprene cap and gloves as well.  A directional control clinic is recommended prior to taking this, but is not required.


Dyes Inlet

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

20 sea kayak essentials. 

Dry suit


Recommend gloves and neoprene hat.

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