Charles C.



Portland, OR

Member since:

March 1, 2012

Please describe your main sea kayak (plastic, fiberglass, skin-on-frame, length?).

I have a 17-foot red and black (color is important!) British-style fiberglass sea kayak. It looks way more sexy than me or my car. :-)

Please describe your highest level of immersion wear (drysuit, wetsuit, bathing suit?).


Please describe your water safety skills (wet exit, assisted re-entry, eskimo roll, blow whistle and pray?).

Wet exit, assisted and solo re-entry, eskimo roll and the makings of a forward roll, carry a marine radio, signal mirror. Also carry first aid, repair, float bags, and hypothermia kits as appropriate. First aid/CPR certification current. BCU Level 1 Coach.

Please describe your preferred paddling venue (duck ponds, Willamette River, Pacific Ocean surf?).

Pretty much anything other than high winds and dumping surf. I'm happy in lakes, rivers, and some coastal conditions. Primary requirement: non-boring shore. In short, OOPS level-3 conditions on down.


I am a kayaking addict. I try to get out about once a week, and enjoy finding safety buddies and new friends through OOPS. I like exploring interesting shores (like waterfalls, winding rivers). I'm also a photographer.


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