Comments and Discussion
This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC (unless exempt under Activity Policy F.1).
Registration will only occur on site at the Event.
Narrative: Stuff happens. Whatcha gonna do? We will look at a framework for looking at problems that might arise during a kayak trip and figure out / practice solutions to some of those problems. We'll meet at convenient picnic table at the campground at 0830 and get on the water after we talk for awhile. Wear whatever you like to the land session and feel free to bring coffee to same. While on the water, we will stay near the beach.
Bring a towbelt if you have one; bring a helmet if you have one; plan on getting wet.
We'll work on Level II / III / IV skills in Level I environment. Appropriate for all levels of paddlers and all welcome.
Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Skamokawa Vista Park beach
Take out: same as put in
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Vern Brown
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
Maximum number of paddlers: 12 -- Assuming other TO assists
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 70
Estimated Water Temperature: 70
Estimated Water Time: 3 hours
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
Landing types: Level 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: We'll work on Level II / III / IV skills in Level I environment. Appropriate for all levels of paddlers and all welcome.
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon