Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay


Sea Kayak - Cape Flattery & Tatoosh Island

This is part of the Surf Zone and Beyond activity. We will paddle from Hobuck Beach to Cape Flattery and hopefully paddle to Tatoosh Island, as well. SK V, 12 nm. Only experienced open coastal paddlers on this paddle!

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  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 4 ft
  • Pace: 3.0 kts

MEET at Hobuck Beach at 9:00 am and we'll LAUNCH at 10:00 am.

Everyone that signs up for this paddle needs to ALSO sign up for the June 10 - 14 Sea Kayak -- Hobuck (ie, Surf Zone and Beyond) activity so we have a head count of everyone who's coming (even if you are just coming for part of it) and everyone must bring their ID and proof of vaccination to be admitted to the Makah Reservation.

Cape Flattery is a "bucket list" destination for kayakers and we are hoping that conditions will pan out for us to go there as planned.  This will involve going in and out of surf plus a fairly long stretch of open coastline with all that comes with those conditions.  But if we can make it, the payoff is spectacular!  We are hoping to be able to explore a few caves and also visit (but not stop at) Tatoosh Island.

All participants must be confident going in and out of surf and have strong rescue skills.

Dry suit, helmet and gloves required.

If the swell/surf is too high,  we will hope to do a different paddle in a more protected area.


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 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
  9. Dry suit
  10. Helmet
  11. Gloves (no fingerless gloves)
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