This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt....if the paddler is wearing a spray skirt on a level 1 paddle, the Wet Exit Certification is REQUIRED). 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.
Full Name: Jasper Greve
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Activity Title: A gentle introduction to the surf-zone
Date of Activity: 6/25/2022
Narrative: Ever wanted to take your kayak into the surf but don't know where to start? Start right here and join us for an introduction to the surfzone!
Learn the anatomy of the surfzone, how to spot potential hazards, how to get yourself and your boat safely back to the beach. Experience your first surf launches and landings, and take the first steps at making this amazing place where the ocean meets the land your playground!
This is listed as a level 3 trip, because we will be playing in the waves. However, it is an introduction so if you are a level 2 paddler who is absolutely confident in your wet-exits and has practiced low braces before you are welcome to join us.
A well fitting full wetsuit or drysuit can be appropriate in this class, but keep in mind that we will be spending some time standing on the beach so bring an appropriate shell to ward off evaporative cooling. A watersports helmet is absolutely mandatory, so buy, rent or borrow one if you don't own one.
Meeting Time: 1:00:00 PM
Launch Time: 1:30:00 PM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: D River State Recreation Site (depending on conditions, alternatively Cape Kiwanda)
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: Cape Kiwanda
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Jasper Greve
Assistant Organizer(s): Meadow Goldman
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: Jasper Greve
Maximum number of paddlers: 8
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Temperature: 56
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: 11:52 AM 4.44 ft -- 4:59 PM 2.19 ft
Current information: None
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 3: Waves to 3', breaking waves to 2'
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
Landing types: Level 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 3
Location (Optional): https://goo.gl/maps/nJbiW3jZqiqZ4wUG8
COVID-19 Status of Trip Participants of this trip may, or may not, be vaccinated for Covid-19
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