Comments and Discussion
This trip is limped to members who are WEC. Reminder: Registration is conditional upon final approval by TO, who may communicate with you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.
Narrative: Come explore the historic Astoria waterfront by kayak. We will plan to launch from the Astoria Recreation Center in Youngs Bay, paddle north about 2-1/2 miles to the Astoria Docks and then paddle along the historic waterfront to the Maritime Museum where we will get out to stretch our legs, eat lunch and turn around. The total distance is about 8-1/2 miles.
Bring a lunch or snack. Bring money for coffee or ice cream, just in case.
This trip may be shortened if the winds kick up. We will be paddling against a current about half the time, and possibly a strong wind. You should be a fairly strong paddler, able to paddle against a 2 knot current and wind.
I’ve been told there is no parking fee at the Astoria Recreation Center where we launch. I don’t know if there are bathroom facilities.
Meeting Time: 10:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: launch = 46.091117 -123.752377 / take out = Astoria Recreation Center, 1555 W Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103 Photos (optional):
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: Cancel
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Connie Lively
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
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; If another TO is able to assist, we may take up to 12.
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: 65
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4-5
Tide times & heights: (Astoria Docks/NOAA). High tide 12:04, 5.92’; Low tide 17:25, 2.37’
Current information: Estimate: 2 knots
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
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
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This may turn into a Level 3 trip if the afternoon winds kick up. We will assess the appropriateness of this trip on Wednesday and Thursday before launching.
Location (Optional): launch = 46.091117 -123.752377 / take out = Astoria Recreation Center, 1555 W Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon