Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay


Sea Kayak - Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay

Surf Zone and Beyond day 3. Open coastal journey. Maybe to the Cape or points south.

  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 4 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: Moderate to brisk

Hobuck Beach, exact time TBD on the weekend. 

Day 3 of Surf Zone and Beyond. Open coastal journey.

We'll need to traverse the surf zone (we'll go if waves are predicted to be 4 foot or less), then navigate around a reef break, then paddle along the open coast by kelp fields and rocky beaches, past towering sea stacks, and finally go through sea caves to a beautiful lunch beach.  After eating, we'll see if we can enter the "green room".   Finally, we'll head back the same way we came and see it all from another angle.

Participants shall have taken: A surf zone clinic, a rock gardening clinic,  strokes and maneuvers) clinic, and currents clinic, and an incident management clinic before going on this journey.


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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