Sea Kayak Incident Management, Rescues and Towing


Sea Kayak Incident Management, Rescues and Towing - Neah Bay

One day on water incident management clinic for kayakers. Satisfies the tacoma chapter intermediate kayaker badge requirement for an IM clinic.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sea Kayak III+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: Moderate

 Parking lot behind The Warmhouse cafe, Neah Bay, 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.

  One day of on-water and on-beach instruction regarding incident management and prevention.  Clinic will cover multiple self and assisted re-entries, use of short and long tow systems, and incident scenarios. This will be a full day, and you will be in the water a lot.

Must be a mountaineers member.  

Must show proof of being COVID-19 vaccinated.


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

The mountaineers standard 10 essentials.

Sea Kayak with full perimeter deck lines and sealed front and rear hatches (flotation). 

Properly fitting Coast Guard approved PFD with attached whistle. 

Paddle that floats. 

Properly fitting spray skirt.

Dry suit with suitable thermal protection clothing.

 Helmet and Gloves. 

Spare clothes in dry bag, lunch and water, snacks for on-water, paddle float.

Boat repair kit (bring what you think you'll need)

Lots of on-water snacks.

vhf radio, if you have one.  We will instruct how to use them.

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