MAKAH COAST RACE
The Makah Coast Race is a 6 mile ocean human powered paddling and rowing race on Makah Bay on the Makah Indian Reservation September 29th. Racers start on Hobuck Beach and go through the surf to an outer reef, then to the south end of the bay, around a picturesque sea stack, back to the reef and back through the surf to the beach. Like many beach events, racers will run a short distance to the finish line.
The race will take place alongside the Hobuck Hoedown, a surf and sea kayak, and SUP surf competition held annually at Hobuck Beach.
Nearby Cape Flattery is the most northwesterly corner of the Lower 48 US and Washington State. Makah Bay is known for its surf, beaches and access to Olympic National Park’s Shi Shi Beach. Click here for directions and lodging info.
Racers will be screened for their skills. You must be competent with ocean paddling and rowing skills for surf, large waves and swell.
Register Separately for the Hobuck Hoedown (Sept 28-29)
Thursday Sept 26th, online registration closes.
Friday 9/28 – On-site registration opens at 3pm and closes at 7pm.
Sun 7:30am – Safety Meeting for all participants and staff
Sun 8am – Race Start.
Sun 10:30am – Race ends
Sun 11:00 – Awards
Skill Prerequisites: Advanced
You should have proven skills in ocean and open water paddling, surfing and rough water skills. You should know how to swim. This is not a race for beginners. Ocean swell could range from 2′ to 10′. We will not hold the competition beyond a 10′ swell and/or 25kt winds.
Lifejackets and leashes required to participate as well as reliable communication device. Helmets recommended for surf entry / exit.