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Activity Title: West Beach to North Beach via Point Doughty
Date of Activity: 9/6/2019
Narrative: Launch from beach at camp, paddle north to Point Doughty - stop & explore the Point & enjoy the views from its height. Continue around the Point, explore the rocky coast depending on the wind & swell (which can be strong or "glass" depending on the day. Continue along the north shore of Orcas to North Beach; return by the same route.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Event
Put in: beach at camp
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: Helmet
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? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No
First Aid /CPR Person: Dick & Karen
Maximum number of paddlers: 10
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: mid-60's
Estimated Water Temperature: mid-50's
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): approx 5-6 hrs
Tide times & heights: Presidents Channel: L 5:20 am 0.27'
H 1:19 pm 6.42'
L 5:51 pm 5.18'
Current information: max ebb Presidents Channel: West Beach 4:40 pm 1.5 knts
North Beach 4:55 pm 0.8 knts
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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: There are likely to be some rips / turbulence going around the Point.
Depending on conditions (wind velocity) there can be more challenging conditions with larger swell along the north side of Orcas.
We'll be monitoring conditions carefully as the launch time approaches.
If you have any desire to get close to the rocky north shore, helmets will be required. If you have practice using your tow rope, please wear it.
Location (Optional): west beach resort
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon