West Beach to North Beach via Point Doughty

  • September 02, 2019 3:21 PM
    Message # 7860667
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

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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
    Paddling Environment:
    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

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