Open Coastal Kayaking Clinic


Open Coastal Kayaking Clinic - Hobuck Beach

Introduction to the surf zone.

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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,  ready to paddle 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.

I will increase participant numbers as assistant leaders become available.


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

Kayaking essentials, plus;

Drysuit required.


Neoprene Gloves

Bring two seal-able large plastic bags to put some sand-weight in your boat.

Spare paddle secured to deck  recommended

Neoprene hood recommended

vhf radio recommended

Personal boat repair kit recommended

Recommend sand wheels.

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