Introduction to The Surf Zone


Introduction to The Surf Zone - Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay

This clinic will introduce students to the Surf Zone and teach them how to safely launch and land their kayak in surf no larger than 3 feet. Priority will be given to paddlers with no surf zone experience, but OK to sign up if you want to refresh your skills.

  • Moderate
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft

8.30am.  Exact meeting time and place TBA depending on conditions.

Be dressed in immersion gear at the meeting time, the first part of the clinic will be on land so no need for Sprayskirts/PFD/Helmet until we get in the water.

Negotiating the surf zone can be exciting and anxiety provoking all at the same time. We will meet students where they are and give them the skills and support to safely launch and land in the surf. 

We will firstly gain comfort in the waves before learning techniques to handle ourselves and equipment safely around others before venturing outside the break. We will learn how not to get surfed and still land and if conditions allow will start to learn the basics of surfing.

We will break into smaller groups depending on experience, each will be lead by an experienced surf zone instructor.


Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Kayak with flotation - Decks to be clear of all equipment



Bring food and drink for the day in your boat. 

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