Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay


Sea Kayak - Hobuck Beach

We plan to paddle to Cape Flattery on one day and Shi Shi Beach and Point of Arches on another day, or just stay at Hobuck Beach and surf, according to the conditions. ("Never leave good surf." --Anonymous)

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  • Tue, Aug 11, 2015 — Thu, Aug 13, 2015
  • Seattle Sea Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking, Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 24.0 nm

Hobuck Beach, meet at 8 am, ready to paddle at 9 am on Tues. Aug. 11th. and Wed. Aug. 12th. We'll play the 13th by ear, but will likely be similar, unless you need to attend the WKC Coastal Clinic. Friday is a play-day and then the weekend will be the WKC Luau and Surf Clinics.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Wind: up to 15 kt
  • Waves: up to 4 feet
  • Route: From Hobuck Beach to Cape Flattery and Shi Shi Beach
  • Distance:  up to 12 nm per day
  • Pace: averaging about 2-3 kt when touring, slower when rock-gardening/caving

We'll paddle from Hobuck Beach to Cape Flattery on one day and to Shi Shi Beach on another day.


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
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring a helmet and dress for immerson in cold water. Be prepared for rough conditions and rocks. Bring signalling devices like flares and a VHF marine radio. Have spare parts and repair materials for your equipment and your body. Have backup flotation (air bags) in your bow and stern compartments, just in case you hole your boat in the rocks. Bring duct tape. A waterproof flashlight for the sea caves is probably a nice idea too.

These seven 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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