Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay


Sea Kayak - Makah Bay

Beginning Open Coastal Paddle South from Hobuck to Anderson Pt and Portage Head

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12.0 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 4 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.0 kts
  • Pace: 3.0

Boats geared up on Hobuck Beach for beach talk at 9am and launch shortly thereafter, ensuring we give the Cape Flattery group ahead of us a chance to get through the surf. 

We will launch through the surf and then paddle south in Makah Bay, skirting boomers and keeping an eye on the swell.  We will plan on a break on a beach inside Anderson Point.  Conditions permitting, the goal will also be to sample the headland environment around Anderson Point and no further than Portage Head.  This paddle is geared toward, but not limited to, those who will have taken the surf zone clinic that weekend and have had little experience paddling on the open coast.  

Participants registering for the this paddle must also sign up for the June 10-12 Sea Kayak--Hobuck (i.e., Surf Zone and Beyond) Activity. Participants must bring ID and proof of vaccination to be admitted to the Makah Reservation.  


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

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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