Second Look at Surfing N. Oregon
Whispers from some of the
alt.surfing Oregon/Washington folks:
"I might not answer if I'm working out on the lab floor." Ha!
When are you going to taste some of the local swell???
Rod. Looks like I'll miss you after all. It's scheduled to dump at Crystal
Mountain tomorrow so I'm taking Friday off to hunt up some late season
powder with the *** ****.
Swell forecast is pretty
decent size. Biggish tomorrow, probably better than 2XOH tapering through
the weekend. Water temp is in the upper 40's, might break 50 on a
SW swell. We never seem to get much colder than mid 40's except when there's
a sharp NW coming down from the GOA. Even then we probably don't get below
40deg. Here's a link to the NOAA info: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/Portland/marine.html
You should keep an eye out
for PNWK, aka ****. I'm pretty sure he'll be headed to the P****
this weekend. He goes down there pretty regularly. Early mid 40's
average size guy, probably on a solid white board - very unique description
huh?. I told him you ride a paipo so you'll prolly stick out more than
him. I've never seen a paipo boarder here, only a couple body boarders
total to tell you the truth.
Good luck, hope you score
and don't get ravaged by the locals. Just joking but they really
do get a little nasty down there or at least more than here which is pretty
much no localism at all. Let me know when you come back through.
If there's a NW, I'll show you the mythical rivermouth or The Dump."
unfortunately the predicted ne winds kept me from me beloved point that
weekend i was looking forward to garnering some points figured it would
a piece of cake being i'd never seen a paipo boarder down there
on the otherhand the tokeland
jetty has been off the hook the last few weekends 3 2 a days was
enough to shake the winter rust off
and for your information
i do have decals on my board top and bottom
March 19th. Hit the road south from Seattle early evening after the
traffic had subsided making good time. Leon and I caught up with our Escuelita
happenings since last November, including all the scoop on our mujeres
bellacitas from the December reunion, over a few cold beers and tunes.
Hit the sack ready for an early morning start.
Saturday, March 20th.
to S**side early Saturday morning to catch some waves. We started
at a place called 2nd P**nt -- it should be called Boulders Death Row as
the heaving 6' shore break made it near impossible to paddle out alive.
I have some nice black and blues on assorted parts of my body but my melon
is safe. Gath helmets? Don't leave home without one when you venture
to this spot. Later in the morning I shot some pics of The P**nt...
waves ranged from 8' and upwards. Only for the skilled and could
the skilled ever ride this wicked monsters. I'll let the 50 some
shots I fired off in 15 minutes tell rest of the story.
In the afternoon we ventured
south for some more very easy paddle outs in the 4-6' waves at Short Sands,
for some more lefts. My first two waves there were unremarkable but
my second could have been *soooo* good except for the fact my new center
fin had a bit too much length and rake. Why the hell didn't I take
my back up on this trip??? Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that boulder
city placed healthy re-dings on the nose and tail of the board and smashed
one inch of my center fin leaving it flapping like loose skin! Back
to point... after adjusted the new fin completely forward I snagged many
more waves and rode them the way a paipo boards wants :)