Surf and Camping Weekend - Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay


Surf and Camping Weekend - Hobuck Beach & Neah Bay

Join us for weekend of kayaking in the surf and coastal zone at Hobuck Beach area of Makah Bay, as well as Neah Bay. We will offer opportunities for both advanced beginners and experienced coastal paddlers.

  • Thu, May 30, 2024 — Sun, Jun 2, 2024
  • Seattle Sea Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Adults
  • Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Moderate

Your leadership team will meet the night before in Cabin 1 and plan activities for the next day based on the surf and weather report. Activities, meeting place and time will be posted on a white board outside cabin #1.

You can come for one day or the whole weekend. 

We will offer SK III-V opportunities:  introduction to surfing clinic (offered on Saturday), group surfing, rock gardening, intermediate and advanced trips along the coast are all part of our itinerary.  The daily plan will vary, depending on surf and weather conditions, how many leaders are able to attend and what participants would like to do that day.  

There are two steps to signing up for this event: First, sign up for this Surf and Camp Weekend (that is the one you are reading now) so that we have a head count of who is planning on coming. You are welcome to come to one day or all 4 days.

Second, sign up for individual paddles and clinics as they get listed (see hyperlinks below under Kayak Trips and Clinics.)    Registration will open on April 1st of later. We’re working on getting clinics and trips lined up.  Keep checking this list -- additional trips will be added as the dates get closer. Launch locations may vary and shuttling may be required. 

What are prerequisites for signing up? The prerequisite is the Sea Kayak badge and completion of or enrollment in an intro to surf clinic, 

Where can I stay while I’m there?

A Makah Recreational Use Permit is required for each car ($20 and can be purchased when you arrive at the Hobuck Beach Resort campground office) Camp fees at the Hobuck Resort are $25/car/night and you do not need to make a reservation.  There are also a limited number of reservable cabins available (check the Hobuck Beach Resort website for information.)

 The campground is basic. It has a men's and women's shower (1 each), multiple porta-potties,  irregularly distributed picnic tables and EV charging stations. There are no designated campsites -- simply pick a spot that you like and set up a tent.

 Alcohol or recently-legalized mind-altering drugs are not permitted per local (tribal) laws. There are also a limited number of motel rooms available and a grocery store in Neah Bay. Carpooling in encouraged -- let’s reduce our carbon footprint where we can.

 Non-kayaking activities. This area has a lot of enjoyable activities such as beach walking, hiking to Shi-Shi, a short hike to Cape Flattery overlook, and visiting the Museum at the Makah Cultural and Research Center.  Check to see if these areas are open.

There will be a Saturday night potluck.   Non-kayaking spouses/partners/children/pets are welcome to camp with us -- they do not need to sign up for this activity.



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

In addition to the ten essentials and kayak gear, dry suits or wet suits are required.  Helmets are required for all activities out of Hobuck Bay.  Gloves are required when rock gardening or caving.  Waterproof headlights can be nice to have for caving. 

If you have kayak wheels, bring them!

Shuttling may be necessary so if you have them, bring straps and foam blocks to transport another boat if you have room for more than one kayak on your vehicle.

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