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L2 Paddle Sunshine Coast - Halfmoon Bay to Sechelt

  • July 20, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • G33R+QC Redrooffs, Sunshine Coast B, BC, Canada

Registration for Event Trips is done at the event.  Wet Exit Certification Required.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may ask 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 communicate change to all participants before the trip. 

Narrative: Join Dave Smith and myself on a one way trip from Halfmoon Bay to Sechelt.  Launch from Cooper Green Park at Half Moon Bay at 10AM. We will head south towards Welcome Beach and then around the point to Sargent Bay. We will transit Sargent Bay and head south down the coast towards Sechelt passing the Trail Islands. If time and conditions allow, we can check out one or more of the Trail Islands. We will take out for lunch break on the beach at about the ½ way point. After lunch we will continue south toward Sechelt and take out at Friendship Park. Total distance is 9 miles with on water time of 3-4 hours. We will set up a shuttle prior to our paddle.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM

Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Cooper Green Park at Half Moon Bay,5500 Fisherman Rd, Halfmoon Bay,
Take out: Friendship Park-5482 Wharf Ave Sechelt

Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Bob Freshman
Assistant Organizer(s): Dave Smith

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: Bob Freshman
Maximum number of paddlers: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 75
Estimated Water Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4
Tide times & heights: High at 7:38 11.6’
Low at 14:34 3.2’
Current information: Less than 2 knots

Hazards: 
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
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 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: Weather and conditions can change. Trip may have to be modified to accommodate conditions.
Location (Optional): G33R+QC Redrooffs, Sunshine Coast B, BC, Canada

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