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Level 2-Mats Mats Bay to Port Ludlow

  • June 08, 2018
  • 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 60 Carey Ct. inside Mats Mats Bay
  • 12


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.   As with all trips & classes at Events, registration will take place at the HQ campsite.
Narrative: We will depart the campground at 0845 sharp, caravanning to the launch site ( 19 miles, 37 min ) at 60 Carey Ct. inside Mats Mats Bay. Launch time 1030. We'll paddle out of Mats Mats Bay into Puget Sound and travel south to Pt. Ludlow. We'll lunch at the small point in Pt. Ludlow. Return trip to Mats Mats Bay. Should be a sheltered trip if winds prevail from the SE or the NW, however we could find some slightly choppy waters on the return if the wind shifts from the North. 

Meeting Time: 8:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: 
Take out: Same 
Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Alan and Marlene Fisher
Assistant Organizer(s): Same 
Has organizer paddled here before? No
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No
First Aid /CPR Person: 
Maximum number of paddlers: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 68*
Estimated Water Temperature: 54*
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hrs 
Tide times & heights: H: 0936; L 1539 Ht. 2'
Current information: 1-2 Kt.
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 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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Should be a fun day on the water. 
Location (Optional): See above. 

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