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Tuesday June 17 2008 05:12:41 PM
Created: Tuesday June 17 2008 05:14:17 PM
Modified: Tuesday June 17 2008 05:14:17 PM
Monday June 16 2008 08:19:34 PM
Dead albino seal washed up on the beach this morning at northside, had not been dead too long, gave it a kick and you could hear its stomach slosh! Had a couple of puncture wounds and no eyes ... sharkbait?
June Gloom this morning, low clouds and light drizzle, mild "Catalina Eddy" SE on-shore wind but pretty clean conditions overall with waist to chest waves with the occasional shoulder high sets. Caught some nice left hand peaks and a couple of hot right-handers in and through traffic.
My buddy and I both took-off on one of the bigger peaks, I wanted to go right but he paddled left forcing me into the break so got caught up in the lip just as some poor guy was floundering inside, hit him at full speed, poor kid think I busted his wrist!
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Created: Monday June 16 2008 08:21:44 PM
Modified: Monday June 16 2008 08:23:30 PM
Monday June 16 2008 02:00:00 PM
Biscarosse is rarely wind-free but that day it was too much at all. Combined with small swell it was only a "Get-Wet-Mission". I waited during the morning hoping for a winddrop but pushed my luck too much - forget it!
Created: Saturday January 31 2009 02:09:32 PM
Modified: Saturday January 31 2009 02:09:32 PM
Monday June 16 2008 06:00:47 AM
Created: Tuesday June 17 2008 02:51:34 PM
Modified: Tuesday June 17 2008 02:53:05 PM
Sunday June 15 2008 11:30:00 AM
No big deal this time at Grand Crohot. Swell was too weak to get a bit of power into the break.
Created: Saturday January 31 2009 01:38:36 PM
Modified: Saturday January 31 2009 01:38:36 PM
Sunday June 15 2008 08:00:00 AM
Heidi and her friend Adrian came out, Heidi came in the water and shot stills while Adrian stood on the shore with the video camera. Their video project (for school) was "A day in the life of a surfer" featuring me! Got a couple of great rides on tape, can't wait to see them. Getting really close to nose riding.
Created: Wednesday June 18 2008 09:56:43 PM
Modified: Wednesday June 18 2008 09:56:43 PM
Sunday June 15 2008 06:00:13 AM
Created: Tuesday June 17 2008 02:50:21 PM
Modified: Tuesday June 17 2008 02:52:49 PM
Saturday June 14 2008 06:00:57 AM
Created: Tuesday June 17 2008 02:48:47 PM
Modified: Tuesday June 17 2008 02:52:35 PM
Friday June 13 2008 01:28:24 PM
Created: Friday June 13 2008 01:28:35 PM
Modified: Friday June 13 2008 01:28:35 PM
Friday June 13 2008 06:00:18 AM
Created: Tuesday June 17 2008 02:47:31 PM
Modified: Tuesday June 17 2008 02:47:31 PM
Wednesday June 11 2008 04:00:00 PM
Created: Thursday June 12 2008 03:02:41 PM
Modified: Thursday June 12 2008 03:02:41 PM
Wednesday June 11 2008 03:13:13 PM
I spent like 7 days in La Libertad, El Salvador. The waves there is called Punta Rocas an its a International Classic, but, the locals are very intense when its good and crowded sometimes you'll get no waves at the point so you got to head down the section where the waves are musheir and not barreling, but still lots of fun.
Created: Thursday January 6 2011 03:17:47 PM
Modified: Thursday January 6 2011 03:17:47 PM
Wednesday June 11 2008 11:36:24 AM
j'ai pété un aileron
Created: Friday June 13 2008 01:37:34 PM
Modified: Friday June 13 2008 01:37:34 PM
Sunday June 8 2008 07:30:00 AM
Bad, it was just bad: the tide was too high and there was no real good peak. I get some waves in the shore break which was fun.
Not a really good session except thzt it always good to jump in the sea !
Created: Sunday June 8 2008 11:33:47 AM
Modified: Sunday June 8 2008 11:33:47 AM
Sunday June 8 2008 05:06:03 AM
Had some bombs!!! not a place if your a novice!
Created: Thursday September 11 2008 05:07:27 AM
Modified: Thursday September 11 2008 05:07:27 AM
Saturday June 7 2008 04:00:00 PM
Created: Monday June 9 2008 09:26:08 PM
Modified: Monday June 9 2008 09:26:08 PM
Friday June 6 2008 09:08:18 PM
Created: Friday June 6 2008 09:08:46 PM
Modified: Friday June 6 2008 09:08:46 PM
Friday June 6 2008 07:00:00 PM
Created: Saturday June 7 2008 07:00:55 AM
Modified: Saturday June 7 2008 07:03:47 AM
Friday June 6 2008 06:00:00 PM
Created: Saturday June 7 2008 06:58:16 AM
Modified: Saturday June 7 2008 07:03:31 AM
Thursday June 5 2008 07:37:41 PM
Created: Tuesday June 10 2008 02:38:29 PM
Modified: Tuesday June 10 2008 02:38:29 PM
Thursday June 5 2008 11:00:00 AM
Created: Friday July 18 2008 02:46:40 PM
Modified: Friday July 18 2008 02:46:40 PM
Wednesday June 4 2008 08:30:22 PM
vraiment bonne session sans vent au rozel et sans courant
Created: Tuesday June 10 2008 02:36:35 PM
Modified: Tuesday June 10 2008 02:36:35 PM
Wednesday June 4 2008 07:33:24 PM
trop d'eau ça pete sur le bord en shorebreak
Created: Tuesday June 10 2008 02:35:01 PM
Modified: Tuesday June 10 2008 02:35:01 PM
Monday June 2 2008 04:23:56 AM
Created: Sunday November 2 2008 04:24:06 AM
Modified: Sunday November 2 2008 04:24:06 AM
Monday June 2 2008 04:18:56 AM
Created: Sunday November 2 2008 04:19:27 AM
Modified: Sunday November 2 2008 04:19:27 AM
Sunday June 1 2008 06:00:00 AM
Created: Sunday June 1 2008 06:52:38 PM
Modified: Sunday June 1 2008 06:52:38 PM
Friday May 30 2008 08:12:46 PM
iam learning how to surf and i wanted learn more
Created: Thursday May 1 2008 08:17:00 PM
Modified: Thursday May 1 2008 08:17:00 PM
Friday May 30 2008 06:00:00 PM
Created: Tuesday June 3 2008 04:05:56 PM
Modified: Tuesday June 3 2008 04:05:56 PM
Friday May 30 2008 04:30:00 PM
Para ser el regreso pensé que no me pararía, pero me paré en un par. La salida si fue malaza, con mareada y todo.
Created: Tuesday June 3 2008 01:37:11 AM
Modified: Tuesday June 3 2008 01:37:11 AM
Friday May 30 2008 08:45:55 AM
Created: Friday May 30 2008 08:46:06 AM
Modified: Friday May 30 2008 08:46:06 AM
Thursday May 29 2008 08:02:17 PM
Created: Thursday May 29 2008 08:02:34 PM
Modified: Thursday May 29 2008 08:02:34 PM
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
Modified: Tuesday May 27 2008 09:47:30 PM
Tuesday May 27 2008 09:01:13 PM
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.
Created: Tuesday May 27 2008 09:20:14 PM
Modified: Tuesday May 27 2008 09:20:14 PM
Sunday May 25 2008 03:25:13 PM
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Created: Sunday May 25 2008 03:25:56 PM
Modified: Sunday May 25 2008 03:25:56 PM
Sunday May 25 2008 07:30:00 AM
I finally succeed to meet Vincent after maybe 15 years wihtout seeing eachother....
I was a little disappointed when we arrived as the sandbank was not really working. After one hour, it was crowded and we decide to move. We found a really nice peak : rights and lefts, pretty fast and hollow. I got really good waves with fun tubes ! a good session at the end
Created: Sunday May 25 2008 09:25:32 AM
Modified: Friday June 20 2008 02:26:55 PM
Saturday May 24 2008 01:00:00 PM
Jason got a loaner board to try out, a 9.6 FireWire board made out of interesting epoxy material. It was awesome, wish I had the money to buy one
Created: Tuesday May 27 2008 04:24:52 PM
Modified: Tuesday May 27 2008 04:24:52 PM
Saturday May 24 2008 12:00:00 PM
Created: Monday May 26 2008 09:12:32 AM
Modified: Monday May 26 2008 09:12:32 AM
Saturday May 24 2008 08:00:00 AM
There are no waves here. It is all just a farce. Illegal Aliens will rob you if you go there. There are devils there at night as well. Also a tight group of expat locals that will hassle you in the lineup. Dont go there if you value your life. No good for surfing.
OK, heres the real deal.
Did the Hell Drive on Saturday the 25th. Couldn't make it any earlier so missed the low tide drive. In any case, it was worth all 5 hours of hell to get there. Arrived around 3 PM on Saturday and caught nice chest to head high peelers. Long rights (100 to 150 Yards) and short sweet lefts (50 Yards). Been going there for 30 years and once again I remember why I love that place. Surfed all day the next day (Sunday) and it just kept coming. What a blast. Just got back from Costa Rica about a month earlier and of course caught nice waves at Domincal and Pavones and a couple of secret spots, but I gotta say that on a FUNNESS level last weekend at Mansfield was right up ther with the Costa trip. When you factor in the 0 crowd that counts for a lot. Now here comes June, and the 2008 Cane season. Thank god the place is so hard to get to. ______)))))_________)))))))) Pura Vida
Created: Tuesday May 27 2008 09:20:24 PM
Modified: Tuesday May 27 2008 09:20:24 PM
Saturday May 24 2008 06:47:52 AM
Created: Saturday May 24 2008 06:49:47 AM
Modified: Saturday May 24 2008 06:49:47 AM
Friday May 23 2008 12:00:00 PM
Estréia da 6'0 magica feita pelo Vando!! Muito boa!!
Created: Monday May 26 2008 09:00:22 AM
Modified: Monday May 26 2008 09:13:46 AM
Friday May 23 2008 09:20:24 AM
Created: Monday May 26 2008 11:22:04 AM
Modified: Monday May 26 2008 11:22:04 AM
Friday May 23 2008 09:10:00 AM
I started alone on this little fun wave: 1m not powerful but with a beautiful shape.... Waves get better. After 30mn, 3 surfers came but it was fun as the waves get bigger (1.2m) and hollower.
Unfortunately 6 other guys came and the swell fall. Nethermind, I caught some good ones (one tube, one aerial...a good session ! )
Created: Friday May 23 2008 01:20:20 PM
Modified: Friday May 23 2008 01:28:20 PM
Thursday May 22 2008 12:00:00 PM
Created: Tuesday May 27 2008 04:27:50 PM
Modified: Tuesday May 27 2008 04:27:50 PM
Wednesday May 21 2008 07:46:08 PM
Created: Wednesday May 21 2008 07:47:23 PM
Modified: Wednesday May 21 2008 07:47:23 PM
Wednesday May 21 2008 12:05:16 AM
Created: Thursday May 22 2008 12:09:58 AM
Modified: Thursday May 22 2008 12:09:58 AM
Tuesday May 20 2008 05:00:00 AM
The current at Mondos sucks, but the swell was just right for bigger than usual waves. Bunch of great rides, killer session
Created: Thursday May 22 2008 07:54:51 AM
Modified: Thursday May 22 2008 07:58:45 AM
Tuesday May 20 2008 04:00:00 AM
Best session ever! 2.5 metre waves, all perfect barrels! Was absolutely packed though... oh well, it was worth it! Got inside the deepest tube I've ever got in (that I've made it out of!) and there was plenty of space on the faces to do big carves and spinners. BEST BLOODY WAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!AAAUUUSSSTTTIIIII!!!
Created: Tuesday May 20 2008 07:53:36 AM
Modified: Tuesday May 20 2008 07:53:36 AM