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Level 2 and 3 Paddle - Salmon River Cleanup and Ocean Play

  • September 29, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Knight Park, approximately 2500 N. Three Rock Road, Otis, Oregon 97368.
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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.  If the measured water temperature is different enough from that listed below to warrant a change in required immersion protection, the Organizer will contact all participants and the Trips Board member with the update at least a day before the trip.
Narrative: This trip will be participating in a Salmon River clean-up effort put on by Solve Oregon and as an extra bonus/encouragement to come, we will play in some ocean surf/waves afterwards. Anyone is welcome to come to the first half of the trip, the Salmon River Clean-up (level 2 by itself, no helmet required). The level 3 surf portion is waitlist-only, but feel free to come out and help with the clean-up anyway, the event page is at: https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000F0KXj. The clean-up event ends at 1pm back at Knight Park and you are welcome to take off at that time. Otherwise, we will return to our kayaks and paddle to the mouth of the Salmon, eat a quick lunch and surf our hearts out for another couple of hours. For the post clean-up ocean play, this is will be a level 3 trip and helmets are required. The more combat rolling experience you have, the more we can help you learn to surf better before Lumpy. Some snacks will be provided for the clean-up by Solve Oregon, but pack a lunch for the surfing afterwards if you plan to continue the fun. Let me know if you have any questions,
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Knight Park, approximately 2500 N. Three Rock Road, Otis, Oregon 97368.
Take out: Knight Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John with Dry Top
Primary Organizer: Adam Oken
Assistant Organizer(s): Any TO for the clean-up part or a TO comfortable leading level 3 trips for the ocean play part
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: 
Maximum number of paddlers: 5 people + me
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Temperature: 54
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 6 hrs
Tide times & heights: low at 9am, high at 3pm
Current information: 2 kts or less
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
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: 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
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 3
Rating Comments: If you are just coming for the clean-up level 2. For the ocean play, level 3. Wave heights are too far out to predict but Cascade Head has options on all days

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