Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay


Sea Kayak - Makah Bay

Beginning open coastal paddle from Hobuck Beach to Anderson Point and possibly to parts of Portage Head.

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 4.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.0 kts
  • Pace: 3.0 kts

We will MEET at 9:00 am and LAUNCH at 10:00 am at Hobuck Beach, by the upper campground area.

Everyone that signs up for this paddle needs to ALSO sign up for the June 10 - 14 Sea Kayak -- Hobuck (ie, Surf Zone and Beyond) activity so we have a head count of everyone who's coming (even if you are just coming for part of it) and everyone must bring their ID and proof of vaccination to be admitted to the Makah Reservation."

We will launch through the surf at Hobuck Beach 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/or have had little experience paddling on the open coast.  

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 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. Dry suits
  10. Helmets
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