Comments and Discussion
This trip is limited to members who are WEC. Registration, if opened on line, will be waitlist only, as the TO may want to contact you to assess whether your skills, experience & equipment are appropriate for this trip.
Narrative: We'll mess about in the ocean for awhile. Surf skills needed. Helmet required. Bring snacks and plenty of water.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Fort Stevens. Parking lot near the wreck of the Peter Iredale
Take out: same as put in
Route Alternative for bad weather: none.
Required equipment: Helmet, Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Vern Brown
Assistant Organizer(s): TBA
Has organizer paddled here before? No
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: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 75
Estimated Water Temperature: 55
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 hours
Tide times & heights:
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 3: Waves to 3', breaking waves to 2'
Sea state: Level 3: Waves to paddle tops; numerous whitecaps, waves becoming longer
Landing types: Level 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
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 3
Rating Comments: This will be level 3 or level 4 trip depending primarily on the size of the surf.
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Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon