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Tuesday May 27 2008 09:34:11 PM
The thing about Westport is that its best after labor day wknd for several reasons: no crowds, better weather, nicer swell, more parking and less traffic to get there and get out.
During the summer you'll have to contend with all of the above if you want to take a chance to get lucky and catch some waves, otherwise you're driveing 80 miles south to OR, and with gas being what it is, thats another $50 in gas and 3+ hrs of driving. So catch the dawn sessions and late late evenings, enjoy the freak show from a good spot you scored in the parking lot during the day, play with the dog and take naps.
On good days theres some really talented surfers there that can make anyone feel humble, but for the most part watch your head and board (especially during summer) or you'll get hit by a rental board.
The cove hardly works in the summer but when it does (no matter when) its not for the begginers. fast, powerfull wave with a steep take off, drops fast, breaks in showllow water and will pound you and make you go on the spin cycle.
Groins, super nice when they're working, just can't hold more then a dozen people.
Jetty...nice when its clean which is rare, usually crowded.
The town has nothing to offer really but if you're going for anything else besides surfing, theres somethere wrong. Mermaid's is a prolly your best bet for a good restaurant and cool bar at night (only one in town), the other two are white trash jokes for the most part (no offense to the local white trash).
Surf shops? There are two, The Surf shop (first one you'll see when you drive into town) which in my personal experience is the last place i'd ever step foot inside ever again. got a bad vibe from the owner, big al, who was a dick to me and my friend. The second shop closer to the braks, Steepwater is way, way, way cooler with way nicer and cool owners.
Camping? Twin harbors state park, not cheap but nice, not too far away. Theres a private site too, forgot the name of it and plant of motels and rv lots i know nothing about.
One shitty grocery store so bring your own food.
Theft, crime or cops don't seem to be a problem.
I really like westport, its my defoult spot and really like the people i've meet there, super nice locals and mellow visitors.
I think that sums up westport....
Created: Tuesday May 27 2008 09:47:30 PM
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