Kayaking Fitness Paddle - Tuesday and Thursday Mornings

Arrive and Finish: 7:15am - 9:15am

Launch:7:30 am 


Get your morning workout by paddling early with Kayak Academy and friends on Lake Sammamish.  Paddle for an hour at Lake Sammamish State Park, Tibbett's Beach. It's a great way to get fit and stay in shape for your weekend adventures.


Prerequisites: Sea kayak safety training (i.e. our SK101 or higher or equivalent - check with KA about equivalency). This is an informal meet-up group, you are responsible for your own safety so dress appropriately for the water temperature (wetsuit or dry suit most of the year) and bring the usual safety essentials.

All are welcome including Club members, groups, KA alumni, Mountaineers Club trained kayakers, Washington Kayak Club (WKC) members, North Sound Kayakers (NSKA) members, Meet-up Kayakers, and Washington Water Trails Association (WWTA) members.

Cost: Free  - we do not rent gear for this event.


What to expect: 3 to 4 nautical mph pace for an hour. This is NOT a guided tour or beginner lesson, but if you are new to this group we will offer some coaching tips if needed to bring your forward stoke efficiency up to this level. Rentals are not available.

Washington State Parks Discover Pass required to drive into the park (Pass and Day Use Permit are available from machine at park entrance or buy  Discover Pass On-line here

Location: Tibbitts Beach, L. Sammamish State Park. Look for the "Issaquah Paddle Sports/K.A." shed to the left of Issaquah Paddle Sports Concession at the beach. Public bathrooms are located in the Concession building.

Rental: are not available at this time. 

Leader(s): Volunteers, Alumni

Tips: Suit up at home, bring wheels for transporting your kayak from the parking lot to the lake, have all your gear in a rucksack so you only need to make one trip from the parking area, help other kayakers with unloading their boats etc.

Contact us info@kayakacademy.com and notify us you are joining. If you want to become a regular we use a group text message to keep in contact on who is showing up.

Mark your calendar and come often.