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Tuesday May 27 2008 09:01:13 PM
Wind direction: No wind
Wind Strength: Glassy
Length of the surf session: 120 min
Surfboard ridden: Robert August long board
Weather and water temp: 60s/50s
Waves height: Less than 1m / 3ft
My first time surfing the Cove, even though I lived in Seaside back in '96. Since I worked in CB I usually would go to shortys or Indian. Checked out the point/cove Sat, Sun and Mon of Memorial day wknd and finally put on the cold wet wetsuit Monday morning on the way out of town (after having a mediocre time at Shortys both Sat and Sun) and I'm so glad I did.... cought a cpl nice long waves that put a smile on my face and redeemed the long drive, its good to leave on a high note. It was me and a only a cpl other surfers in the water so crowd/space was not an issue (not so at shortys)!
I imagine that the point and cove work a lot better late fall, winter and early spring so thats prolly since there were not too many people out.
After reading all of the agro negativity in the posts below regarding the locals (even the caption on top of this site sort of fuels both the fears of new comers and lets the locals feed on it i think) I'm sure the peeps reading it want to hear about that too....
Well, first off i'm not the best surfer, but i try not to be a clueless dick and i'm pretty intuative as far as whats what. I've never had any issues with locals in hawaii (even though i was the only white person at magic rocks) or CR. Ya, i got vibed in the parking lot and got some static after just being polite. fuck it, no big deal. i don't need friends but certaingly don't need enemies either though...life is too short and world too small for that (as evidenced by running in to the same crew at a diff break later that day). i remember when i lived there we automatically hated people just for having WA plates. Just rember where you're at, keep your eyes out, take it all in and enjoy. I wish i had surfed seaside a long time ago, it really is a nice spot and i see why it would be worth protecting. I'd not park in the south end of the lot or real far south small "lot". Your best bet would be to park in the beggining of the lot where the old man drink their coffee and stare out at the surf.
Seaside is always cool in my book, not just cuz i lived there or been going since i was ten but b/c its beautiful and just nice.... i'd like to be a regular but unfortunately its too long of a drive, which...maybe just as well, less people there the nicer it will be for everyone, not just the locals.
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