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Level 4 Paddle - Cape Falcon/Neahkanie Ocean Paddle

  • July 04, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Manzanita north beach
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer.

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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.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.
 Come celebrate the 4th of July on a stunning Oregon Coast paddle. If conditions look good, we plan to launch from Manzanita's north beach and make our way around Neahkahnie, exploring devil's cauldron as we head towards smugglers cove thru the Cape Falcon arch and a bit beyond.There are usually plenty of spots to play if desired, the possibility of a cave or two depending on sea state, and plenty of time to appreciate this beautiful and scenic place. We may land at short sands for lunch or find a rocky spot as the day will be mostly condition dependant. NW summer winds are common after 11am and into the afternoon, we will keep this in mind as we choose our course. Comfort and experience launching and landing on a surf beach with multiple breaks is recommended for participants. If the surf forecast is too big to beach launch ..... Always a possibility on the Oregon coast..... We will keep it fun and paddle and play at an alternative spot, Cascade Head. (helpful to note in your planning the distance between the potential launches) Level 4 trips appear as waitlist only so be sure to sign up if you would like to join us.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Manzanita north beach
Take out: Manzanita north beach
Route Alternative for bad weather: if conditions are too big, Cascade Head is alternative with a bit later launch to account for tide 
Required equipment: Helmet, Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Jillian Rivas-Davila
Assistant Organizer(s): Bill Vonnegut
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: 
Maximum number of paddlers: 8
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 50-72
Estimated Water Temperature: 54
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4-6 hours
Tide times & heights: High 4:06am, 5.38ft Low 10:57am, 0.46ft High 5:48pm 5.74 ft 
Current information: 
Wind strength: Level 4: 16-21 knots (25 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 4: Waves up 6', Breaking Waves up to 4'
Sea state: Level 4: Many whitecaps, some spray
Landing types: Levle 4: Steep rocky shores if sheltered from the waves, or surf up to 4'
Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 4
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