Sucia Island

  • September 05, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • North Beach Orcas Island

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 if you intend to wear a spray skirt.  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.

Activity Title: Sucia Island
Date of Activity: 9/5/2019
Narrative: Meeting at North Beach ,Orcas and being water ready by 10:00. Paddling 2.2 miles to Sucia Island and then exploring the Island going into Echo Bay . Have lunch on the Island and then either and then either portage boats to Shallow Bay (short walk) or continue on thru Cluster Islands and make determination to do a circumnavigate of Sucia around the north shoreline or work our way back thru Echo Bay and make the crossing back to North Beach.
Meeting Time: 9:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: North Beach Orcas Island
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: Go to Point Doughty and back along shoreline
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Fred Harsman
Assistant Organizer(s):
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: Fred Harsman
Maximum number of paddlers: 4 plus me unless I can get a second TO
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: 50
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5-6 hours
Tide times & heights: Echo Bay 4:57 .46. 12.00 6.92. 1704. 4.93
Current information: Parker Reef 7:49 Slack. 9:59 Flood 2 kts. 13:44 Slack 16:12 Ebb .84 kts.
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 4: 2 to 4 miles
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 3
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