This trip is limited to members who are WEC. Registration for every trip is always conditional upon final approval by the TO. The TO may communicate with you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the conditions.
Registration will likely take place at the Event site, at a meeting the evening before. However, if it is determined to enable registration on-line in advance of the Event, everyone attending the Event will be notified and everyone will be wait-listed to facilitate the TO's assessment.
Narrative: Come join us on this Ocean Paddle exploring the spectacular scenery of Ecola State Park. This trip will be offered both Friday and Saturday to ensure opportunities for participation.
Launching from Indian Beach, a location which is afforded some protection by Tillamook Head, we'll take our time exploring and playing around the many coastal features in this area which include a large natural arch and numerous rock features.
This area is one of the most photographed on the Oregon Coast, come see how it's even more stunning from the water.
The launch from here includes bringing the boats down a set of stairs from the parking area. We’ll stage our empty boats at the top of the stairs and work together to get them down.
The drive from our campsites at Fort Stevens is 45 minutes to the launch. Be sure to bring your camping tag or state park pass as the same state parking fees apply.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:45:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Indian Beach, Ecola State Park
Take out: Indian Beach, Ecola State Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
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: 60-70
Estimated Water Temperature: 52-54
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3-4 hours
Tide times & heights: low 6:03am -1.48ft, high 12:33pm 6.17ft, low 5:52 pm 2.17 ft
Wind strength: Level 3: 12-16 knots (19 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 4: Waves up 6', Breaking Waves up to 4'
Sea state: Level 3: Waves to paddle tops; numerous whitecaps, waves becoming longer
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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 4
Rating Comments: Level 4 (possibly Level 3, depending on the day's conditions)
Location (Optional): Ecola State park, Indian Beach