Open Coastal Kayaking Clinic - Hobuck Beach

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Open Coastal Kayaking Clinic - Hobuck Beach

3-day Open Coastal Kayaking Clinic at Makah Bay.

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  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 nm

Hobuck Resort, Makah Bay, Saturday July 9th, 9 AM.

3-day event at Hobuck Beach Resort at Makah Bay (http://www.hobuckbeachresort.com/rv.html).  Saturday will be 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.  Conditions will be surf to 3 feet.  Sunday will be devoted to a review of Saturday's lesson, and a paddle along the open coast.  If conditions and skill levels permit (read very calm day with a great forecast), we may attempt to reach Cape Flattery.   Monday we will learn rock gardening skills and safety, paddling and practicing rescues in the intertidal zone in surge channels, mild overfalls, and between rocks.  This is an intermediate level clinic.   Good directional control skills are needed.  A roll is not required, but is recommended.  The venue and order of the clinics may change depending on conditions, so planning on participating for all three days is recommended.  This clinic (if conditions are appropriate) will meet the Intermediate Kayaking Badge requirements for Surf Zone and Rock Gardening.  Open to Mountaineers members only, the listing for a guest fee was a computer requirement to post the trip.   Most participants will be camping at the Hobuck Resort; and camping fees, Tribal recreational use permit (I believe it is $10 for a year, Jan-Dec), food, or other lodging are not included in the cost of the clinic.   The campground is basic.  It has a men's and women's shower (1 each), multiple portable restrooms,  and alcohol is not permitted per local laws.  Contact the leader if you have any questions.  Leader permission required.

Route/Place

Hobuck Beach



  • 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
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please read all the way to the bottom.

Kayaking essentials, plus;

Dry suit is mandatory

Helmet

Neoprene Gloves

Spare paddle secured to deck highly recommended

Neoprene hood recommended

Submersible vhf radio recommended

Personal boat repair kit recommended

Signaling kit recommended

Bivy kit recommended

Makah recreational use permit required for each vehicle.

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