Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay


Sea Kayak - Cape Flattery

Look for fun rock gardening opportunities from Hobucks to Cape Flattery and back.

  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 4 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3kt

Meet at Alan's camp spot 8am sharp to confirm day's plan. Be ready to launch by 9am. Return same loc as launch, late afternoon.

Alan's camp spot: I have a Blue Subaru Outback with Gray Thule Cargo Box atop. It will most likely be parked in middle of main Hobucks Camping Resort field near a campfire spot.

Backup plan: if conditions constrain us, we'll pursue something completely different than going beyond Tatoosh - targeting Hobucks, Neah or Shi Shi area.

i.e. Stay ready to transport your kayak via car shortly after our 8am morning check-in.

Fun Skilled Paddler Objective: explore north from Hobucks to the Cape wherever there are good Rock Gardening opportunities.

Bring your love of dynamic water. 

The ability to roll, Incident Management and Surf skills expected.


All participants must also sign up for the wider Seminar this Activity is a part of: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-branch/committees/seattle-sea-kayaking-committee/seminars-clinics/surf-and-camping-weekend-hobuck-beach-neah-bay


Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay

  • Custom Correct North Olympic Coast

    Green Trails Cape Flattery No. 98S

    MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103

    Sea Trails Strait of Juan de Fuca & Crescent Lake WA301

    Sea Trails Roadless Coast, Neah Bay to Ruby Beach WA302

    NOAA Cape Flattery No. 18485

    Green Trails Olympic Coast Beaches No. 99S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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