Introduction to the Surf Zone


Introduction to the Surf Zone - Hobuck Beach

Introduction to the surf zone clinic.

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  • Sea Kayak V
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 4 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: Moderate

Hobuck campground, Neah bay,  Ready to launc at 9 AM

Everyone that signs up for this paddle or clinic 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.

A one day clinic devoted to introducing students to paddling safely in the surf zone.  This will not be about surfing, instead you'll learn how to traverse the surf zone safely in a loaded boat. 

If the conditions are too flat we will cancel the clinic and convert the day paddle.

There is a Makah yearly recreational permit required to use the beach.


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

Kayaking essentials, plus;


Neoprene Gloves

Put some weight in your boat.  Doesn't matter what you have, just want to have boat loaded as you would for a day trip or so.  Two large seal-able plastic bags for sand will work.

Spare paddle secured to deck is recommended 

Neoprene hood recommended

Vhf radio recommended

Personal boat repair kit recommended

Recommend sand wheels.

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