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L2 Paddle Sunshine Coast - Secret and Smuggler Coves - Leisurely Exploration

  • July 18, 2019
  • 9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Buccaneer Marina, 5535 Sans Souci Road Halfmoon Bay, B.C. V0N 1Y2

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: Paddle two miles from the launch into Smuggler Cove. We’ll look for First Nation historical fish trap and take a break including a short hike. We’ll return to Secret Cove, stopping at Secret Cove Marina where there is ice cream and other snacks, as well as a bathroom. Free kayak “parking” at their dock. We’ll round out our trip's final two miles by circumnavigating Turnagain Island in a clockwise direction with a short detour north to peek at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort. 

Launch from Secret Cove’s Buccaneer Marina ($6/person includes launch and parking). 

Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park: "Beavers are residents in Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park and have been hard at work on some home renovations in this park! While you are visiting their home, please be respectful of their wetland habitat. Many other birds, wildlife and plant species will flourish in this expanded wetland environment. Do not disturb the dam site, stay on the trail and keep pets on a leash."

Tides: Halfmoon Bay (#7830)
2019/07/18 06:11:00 4.1 (m) 13.5 (ft)
2019/07/18 13:22:00 0.7 (m) 2.3 (ft)
2019/07/18 20:49:00 4.6 (m) 15.1 (ft)

Meeting Time: 9:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Buccaneer Marina, 5535 Sans Souci Road Halfmoon Bay, B.C. V0N 1Y2
Take out: Buccaneer Marina 
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD

Required equipment: Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD at Event
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: TBD at Sunshine Coast Event
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 70 F.
Estimated Water Temperature: 65 F.
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 6 hours
Tide times & heights: Halfmoon Bay (#7830)
2019/07/18 06:11:00 4.1 (m) 13.5 (ft)
2019/07/18 13:22:00 0.7 (m) 2.3 (ft)
2019/07/18 20:49:00 4.6 (m) 15.1 (ft)
Current information: N/A

Hazards: 
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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): 5535 Sans Souci Road Halfmoon Bay, B.C
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