Return to Portage Head


By all accounts, the weekend was a major success. On Saturday, we were able to get down to the beach at Portage Head where we’d found the highest concentration of debris of anywhere we surveyed last summer. With was Liam Antrim, of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and a member of our scientific team. What … Continue reading

Third one down

A gray summer's afternoon off of Second Beach. Photo: Ken Campbell

The third section of the Ikkatsu Expedition is in the books. We left La Push last Monday afternoon, with a few folks from Surfrider and a Japanese media delegation there to see us off. Three days later, we finished up at Ruby Beach on a sunny, summer morning. This leg was a bit shorter than … Continue reading

Ikkatsu – Is it Dangerous?

Portage Head

When talking about our Ikkatsu Project and the act of paddling the open coast of Washington, this is usually the first question we’re asked: “How dangerous is it?”. Seems like it should be an easy question but it’s really more difficult to answer then you’d think. We don’t want to overplay the risk involved in … Continue reading


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