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Lopez - Level 2/3 Paddle- Hunter Bay to Watmough Bay

  • September 14, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Hunter Bay County Dock 24 Crab Island Road, Lopez Island WA
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: Destination will be Watmough Bay and return. From Hunter Bay, paddle NE along islands off Sperry Peninsula and East through Lopez Pass before Max Ebb.
From Lopez Pass, paddle South along Sperry Peninsula, past Shoal Point and Cape St. Mary to Lunch at Watmough Bay. Begin Return and paddle through Lopez Pass after slack, well before Max flood, and return to Hunter Bay.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:45:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Hunter Bay County Dock 24 Crab Island Road, Lopez Island WA
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: Paddle North along shore in Lopez Sound and Return
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Brad Sheehan
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: TBD
Maximum number of paddlers: 6, unless another competent organizer signs up.
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 60-65
Estimated Water Temperature: 50-55
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5-6 hours
Tide times & heights: 2018-09-14
Fri 9:40 AM PDT 6.4 feet High Tide
Fri 2:27 PM PDT 4.1 feet Low Tide

Current information: Lopez Pass Currents + current flows West on Flood and - current East on Ebb
Fri 9:15 AM PDT -0.0 knots Slack, Ebb Begins
Fri 11:51 AM PDT -1.5 knots Max Ebb
Fri 3:11 PM PDT 0.0 knots Slack, Flood Begins
Fri 5:05 PM PDT 1.7 knots Max Flood
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no 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 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This trip is a solid Level 2, strong East Winds could make this a Level 3 

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