Thursday, April 12, 2007

No Surf Today



W WIND 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. W SWELL 11 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
This is the swing from yesterday morning to yesterday evening...from somewhat fun looking surf to a maelstrom of chop, wind and water. Another welcoming invite from Surf in Oregon...
Local (rescue) Report:
Went down for a check and possible surf, the wind was ripping though so I just looked at it for awhile. Saw a guy in trouble so I kept the glasses on him. Moved the truck to the ramp and called SooLoo and told him that he might need to head down as there were now 3 guys in the rip not getting anywhere against it. Figured I needed at least 1 more if not a 3rd hand.

Changed into my suit as the weakest of the 3 waved his arms, he was pretty screwed. SooLoo pulled up and we paddled out on longboards. Wind was over 25.....heading toward 30 fast. Lost sight of the 3 as we drove down.........we went out in the rip, couldn't see them, thought "Fuck, they've already gone around the point...hope they're not trying to go in the bowl on the other side".

As we reached the submerged rock outside of the takeoff point we saw the 3 of them climbing out of the water inside the rocks as they began to climb the cliffs to get up. So we started back in through the rip....fuck what a battle!! Loads of wind and big chop, it was a long paddle to the south to get free of the current before we got lumps to come on in with. We paddled hard and it was still a struggle........

We came in as they came down the dune, knew 2 of them!! ...a guy that surfs here quite a bit on a 7'er, another guy...that I see all the time, both decent surfers......! The 3rd dude was the one least experienced he was the one waving his arms.....I think the other 2 tried to help him or got distracted long enough to get into trouble.
~gaz

8 comments:

Foulweather... said...

Is this a daily occurence at PC. Things are out of hand right now. Will the county of Tillamook start paying Sean for all this?

nmm said...

Community service...

Slim said...

yeah, glassy to light off-shores up north. unfortunately, the only wave really crackin' was for the big boys only. barrel, barrel, barrel. Inside was a gutless musher (where I was).

Dub Resurrected said...

Almost got humped out there by a big boy over the weekend. A big ass grey whale that is.

Yesterday a bit south was fun. NOAA's 10 @ 13 = 6 @ 11.

Paula the Surf Mom said...

Wow you're my hero... too very cool of a story.

Doc said...

Paula

That wasn't me...

That was a couple other surfers helping others...

Piss Drunk Cock said...

This was Gaz'z call. What kind of pussy am I if I don't respond. Respect. Real tough paddle. Right now the rip is as bad as I have ever seen it. Now is not the time to surf here.

SooLoo

Doc said...

I am only familiar with one type of pussy...

Although I am only 90% sure you are the good kind...

Hopefully you got out of work!