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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
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