Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay


Sea Kayak - Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay

This is the Intermediate paddle for the June 1 Surf and Camping Hobuck activity. SK V

  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 15.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Pace: 3.0 kts

We will meet at Hobuck Beach Campground on the evening of May 31 and again on the morning of June 1 to make a final decision about the trip route and launch location based on conditions.  Launch time will probably be around 9:00 am, but TBD.

This is the Intermediate level paddle for the Surf and Camping weekend at Hobuck, which means surf no more than 3 ft and wind no more than 15 kts.  Final route and launch location TBD depending on conditions. Trip options include:

Hobuck Beach to Cape Flattery: 12 nm

Neah Bay to Cape Flattery: 14 nm

Neah Bay to Sekiu: 15 nm with car shuttle

Paddlers must have previous experience in surf, must have skills compatible with those conditions and be able to paddle at a 3 kt pace as well as handle distances up to 15 nm.   Participants must also be signed up for the Surf and Camping Hobuck weekend!

Dry suits and helmets required.


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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