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Lopez Island: Level 3 - South Lopez Island Tour

  • September 14, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Mackaye Harbor Norman Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261
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. Signups will be done at the event.

Narrative: Set up shuttle cars at Mackaye Harbor and then put in at Watmough Bay . We will paddle with the ebb around Point Colville and then Iceberg Point out to Charles and Long Island and then back to Mackaye Harbor for the take out. 
Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Watmough Bay
Take out: Mackaye Harbor
Route Alternative for bad weather: Spencer Spit to Lopez Sound 
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Fred Harsman
Assistant Organizer(s): 
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: Fred Harsman
Maximum number of paddlers: 5 plus organizer
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 72
Estimated Water Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: Alec Bay 8:41 am 6.31. 1:54 pm 3.59. 7:52 pm 6.9
Current information: Colville Island 6:55am 2.14F 10:10 Slack 12:54. 1.51 E. 4:29 Slack
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 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
Landing types: Level 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
Currents: Level 3: Up to 4 knots: paddlers must sprint to move forward
Total distance: Level 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 3

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