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L2 Paddle Sunshine Coast - South Thormanby Island from Brooks Road

  • July 19, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Brooks Road

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: The plan is to leave camp at 7:30, arrive at the Brooks Road launch site by 8:00, and be on the water by 8:30, so that we avoid thermal winds that sometimes develop in the afternoon. We will paddle into Halfmoon Bay, then make a crossing of Welcome Passage (less than 1 mile) over to the east side of S Thormanby Island, heading for north of Lemberg Point. Next, we paddle south along the east coast enjoying Simson Marine Provincial Park, including exploration of a reported beaver lodge, but going no further than Dennis Head or Bertha Island. We return back on the same route, pushed along on the return by thermal winds. The Trip to Dennis Head and back would be 10 miles, taking no more than 6 hours, making take-out at 2:30. If the wind looks to be picking up too much while paddling S on S Thormanby, we will turn around and start our return earlier.
Meeting Time: 8:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 8:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Brooks Road
Take out: Brooks Road
Route Alternative for bad weather: Shorter trip if winds develop or cancel if high winds forecasted for early in the day
Required equipment: Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Peter Carew
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD at camp
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 camp
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 70
Estimated Water Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 6 hours
Tide times & heights: High 6:54 12.2, Low 13:59 2.3, High 21:26 14.3
Current information: < 2 kts
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 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: If winds were to come up suddenly, trip could become level 3

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