Dave

Event Organizer

Location:

Seattle, WA

Member since:

August 1, 2012

What new place do you want to paddle in this year?

I got my boat 3 years ago and began at the beginning. Made all the mistakes one could make. But fell in love with the water and learning to paddle. I took lessons through Bob Burnett, began with rescues, rolling, surf zone techniques. Got time in Lake Washington with Tuesday night practice at Concrete Beach, and more time in Puget Sound - Des Moines to Commencement Bay, Elliot Bay, Orcas Island internal bays - Ship Bay to Judd Bay. My first year I finished up the year planning and camping on Sucia with paddles to Patos. Last year Sunshine Coast, Cape Flagherty and others.

What is your favorite place to paddle here in the NW?

It is all great!

What is your sea kayaking experience level (beginner, intermediate, expert)?

I know how to do a wet exit, self rescue, assisted rescue, low brace, high brace, finally accomplished a balance brace an inconsistent sweep roll and numerous paddling techniques. What level am I? I would say I am in the Intermediate range.

Where are some of the places you have been kayaking?

Puget Sound and more.

Introduction

This is such a rich activity of nature, skill, strength, community and beauty that it amazes me that I didn't embrace it before. Let's paddle!


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