Activity Title: West Beach / Jones Is RT
Date of Activity: 9/5/2019
Narrative: Launch from beach at camp. Paddle south along coast of Orcas (approx 5 mi), then cross Spring Passage to Jones Is (approx 1 mi). Lunch break with some time to explore Jones. Return by same route.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Event
Put in: West Beach Resort
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Stuart Teicher
Assistant Organizer(s): Dick & Karen Cogburn
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No
First Aid /CPR Person: Dick & Karen Cogburn
Maximum number of paddlers: 13
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: mid-60's - low 70's
Estimated Water Temperature: mid- 50's
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): approx 5 - 6 hrs
Tide times & heights: Presidents Channel: L 4:18 am 0.42'
H 11:34 pm 6.14'
L 4:25 pm 4.44'
Current information: 3:18 pm 1.6 knts at West Beach
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 3: 1 to 2 miles
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Because of timing, we'll likely have opposing currents, but the west coast of Orcas should provide sufficient eddies to enable paddling without too much difficulty. We'll monitor wind strength on the 5th, as that could alter trip rating.
Because of the total distance, if you have a tow belt and have practice towing, please wear it.
Location (Optional): West Beach Resort
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon