Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay


Sea Kayak - Shi Shi Beach

This is the Intermediate paddle for the May 30 Surf Camp activity. SK V

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

We will be meeting at Hobuck beach campground on the evening of May 29 and again on the morning of May 30 to make a final decision about whether conditions allow for this trip to Shi Shi on May 30.  Launch time will probably be around 9:00 am, but TBD.

Between April 1-14, please only sign up for ONE of the open coastal trips listed in the Surf Camp weekend at Hobuck.  After April 14, you can sign up for  additional trips.  This will allow all participants the opportunity to go on at least one open coastal paddle that weekend!

This is the Intermediate level paddle for the Surf Camp weekend at Hobuck.  That means that as long as conditions are suitable (surf no more than 3' and average winds of no more than 15 kts)  then we are hoping to paddle from Hobuck Beach to the south end of Shi Shi beach.  If conditions are bigger than that, we will likely change our paddle location to someplace more protected.

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 the roundtrip distance of 14 nm.   Participants must also be signed up for the Surf Camp Hobuck weekend!

Only sign up for this paddle if you have done these three things (otherwise you are not ready for the longer, more risky open coastal paddles!): 1) You have successfully taken a surf clinic, 2) You have had several extra days of surf practice in addition to your surf clinic and 3) You have gone on an easier open coastal paddle such as Hobuck Beach to Anderson Point within Makah Bay.

Intermediate Kayak Course students:  this paddle will qualify for one of your required 12+ nm paddles as long as we are able to make it to Shi Shi.  Please let leaders know prior to this paddle if you are hoping to get something signed off in your logbook

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
  9. Dry suit
  10. Kayak helmet
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