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FULL! - Tillamook Play Day At The Three Graces

  • November 19, 2016
  • 10:30 AM
  • Garabaldi kayak launch

Trip Full!   Please contact David directly if you want to get on the waiting list (to do it here, log in, pull up the Member Directory under "Membership", search on his name, click on it, and click "Send Message").

This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification.  To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.

Narrative: Come play at the 3 graces and the mouth of Tillamook bay! We'll launch right around slack and paddle out toward the Three Graces rock formations. The agenda for the day will be based on the conditions. We may paddle out toward the end of the Jetty, or hang out amongst the rocks. This will be a great opportunity to get comfortable playing in and amongst rocks with mildly surging swell and currents. As conditions build we can cross to the south side for a break, then mess around on the eddylines or head back to the Three Graces as the tide rises. We'll ride the dying flood back to the put in. If the group is up for it, we might detour to the Miami River for a quick rinse in fresh water prior to landing in Garabaldi.

Preference will be given to those who are organizing or plan to organize level 2 or 3 trips for the club. With an incoming current and winds that predominately take us to safety,this is a great venue to stretch your comfort level a little bit and try some flat water skills in a more active water. Rather than just straight-ahead paddling, we'll be spending our time building comfort in a dynamic environment. This is not a class, but a trip with lots of opportunity to work on maneuvering, crossing eddy lines, and rescues.

Start Point: Garabaldi kayak launch

End Point: Garabaldi kayak launch

Route Alternative for bad weather: Probably reschedule

Required Equipment: Towline, Helmet

Minimum Immersion Protection: Dry suit

Primary Organizer: David Dalbey

Secondary Organizer:

Has organizer been on this paddle before?: Yes

Has organizer led an OOPS activity here before?: Yes

Organizer's first aid & CPR certification current?: Yes

First Aid / CPR person: David Dalbey

Max # of participants: 5

OOPS members only?: Yes

I certify that I have read, understand, and will conduct this Activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy.: Yes

Estimated air temperature: 55

Estimated water temperature: 55

Estimated water time: 4

Tide times & heights: 9:56 AM - 3.2 ft.
3:51 PM - 8.2 ft.

Current information: Max flood 2.7kts @ 2:07PM


Wind strength: 3. 12-16 knot (19 mph)

Swell/Surf size: 3. <3', breaking waves to 2'

Sea state: 2. large wavelets, scattered whitecaps

Landing types: 2. docks, moderate slope, brush

Currents: 3. up to 4 knot

Total distance: 2. 6 to 11 miles

Open crossing: 2. less than 1 mile

Overall rating: 3. level three

Rating comment: The hope for the trip is that we will be operating in an OOPS level 3 environment.

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