Hobuck Beach


Sea Kayak - Hobuck Beach

This trip will paddle from Makah Bay at Hobuck Resort around Cape Flattery to Neah Bay. This trip is for advanced paddlers.

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  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: 3 to 3.5

We will meet at Hobuck Beach Resort and arrange a car shuttle  for Neah Bay. Meeting and launch times TBD.

This paddle is part of the 2020 Surf Zone and Beyond Week  activity.  All participants for this paddle must also be signed up for that activity. 

If sea and weather conditions allow, we will paddle from Hobuck Beach around Cape Flattery to Neah Bay. We will paddle amoung rocks and explore caves along the way. This trip is a long day and requires stamina. It is for advanced paddlers.

Participants must be experienced with open coastal conditions including paddling in dynamic water, wind,  current, and  sea swell.  Since we will be paddling among rocks and caves you must have had training doing rescues among rocks and caves.  All landings will be subject to surf  so you must handle well in surf and be capable of  going in and out of three foot surf under control.

Dry suits, helmets and gloves are required.

We will take breaks and lunch at beaches along the way. Upon arriving at Neah Bay, we will car shuttle to return to Hobuck Beach Resort.

Bring lunch, snacks, and something to drink on and off the water.


Hobuck Beach

  • 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
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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
  9. Must wear a dry suit, helmet and gloves
  10. Short and long tow system
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