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N of Bowman Bay ISO caves (Level 2)

  • May 04, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Bowman Bay, Deception Pass State Pk
  • 14


  • Active club members, including kayaking professionals & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the TO.

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.  As with al trips at club Events, sign-up will occur at the HQ campsite.

 Reminder:  Registration for every trip is always conditioned upon final approval by the Trip Organizer.  The TO may contact you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.

Narrative: This is part of the Deception Pass Event. To sign up, register for the event and sign on for the trip at the event. We will put in at Bowman Bay and explore the shoreline northward. Rumor has it there are some caves to see! There is a beach we can stop and eat, and then we will return to Bowman Bay. This trip is exposed to the west wind and swell, and we will be paddling near the rocks in both directions. Bring a good flashlight in case we find a cave! 
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Bowman Bay
Take out: Bowman Bay
Route Alternative for bad weather: Coronet Bay
Required equipment: Helmet, Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Don Beale
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD at event
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person:  
Maximum number of paddlers: 14
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Temperature: 45
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: (Reservation Bay) 0501, 6.5'; 1302, 0.23'; 2130, 7.61'
Current information: (Deception Pass) 0547 min; 0908 -7.3kt 1213 min; 1536 +6.4kt
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 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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 3: 1 to 2 miles
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Currents listed for deception pass, we will not be in the pass itself and expect current 2 kt max. This trip is exposed to the west wind.
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