The annual LaPush Kayak Surf Pummel is the weekend after President's Day, Feb. 24-25, 2018. As always, we are expecting sunny skies, warm gentle offshore winds blowing the tops off beautiful glassy 6 foot waves.

The main event (other than surf) is the pot-luck dinner at 6pm on Sat. at the "Clubhouse". Clubhouse is in the campground behind the general store. Kayak Academy is sponsoring the use of the Clubhouse for the dinner. If available from the tribal fishermen, local Dungeness Crab will part of the feast. Everyone is welcome, please bring a dish to pass.

The Surf Pummel is a non-competitive gathering of kayakers and friends at LaPush, WA. Winter surf tends to be big and often more kayakers become spectators than paddlers, but it's all good. LaPush is literally a picture postcard kind of place (featured in the "Twilight" movies) with beautiful day hikes and whitewater rivers nearby for those who don't go out in the surf.

Photo from decades ago, Bob Sampson endering an 18' Polaris sea kayak while surfing the mouth of the river at LaPush (I believe the photo was taken from the Jetty by Joel Rogers with a zoom. After this Bob missed his roll and did a wet exit -- in less then 50 seconds I emptied the water from his kayak with the "T" and with the help of another kayaker we assisted him back in). George Gronseth

K.A. has reserved a cabin for our staff. Hope to see you there.

Rooms can be reserved at www.quileuteoceanside.com/

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Posted 04 January 2017 at 21:25 by Jordan Van Voast

Here’s a video I shot at LaPush of some storm surf a few days after Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3LgCDr6qUo This place never fails to inspire, even when it’s flat calm.

George, I’ve been in touch with Valley Canoe trying to get them to send me a C-trim rudder kit for my Nordkapp. They don’t exactly sell the kit as a standard product anymore, but someone said, at one point, that they could probably gather the pieces for me. If you come across any Nordkapps for sale with a rudder, I would be interested. Thank you, Jordan


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