Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Rock Tossers


S WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT. NW SWELL 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS...PERIOD INCREASING TO W SWELL 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
Well, rock dumping anyway. A historical photo of the Coos Bay jetty constuction showing the rock drops into the cribs. I found this when I was (unsuccessfully) looking for info on the construction of the Columbia River jetties. Apparently, they were constucted from stone quarried from a Columbia River haystack, Castle Rock...quarried into oblivion. It's hard to imagine the complete obliteration of such a substantial landmark...
Local Report:
Paddled out at...at 9am to be greeted by crossed up, short interval, f*cked shape wind waves. Within a 1/2 hour or so it really cleaned up to chest high with longer lefts than rights, reasonable period and decent shape. A thick pea soup dropped in and and the swell picked up giving an eerie "Ghost Ship" feel to the session. I was stoking while others were not digging it at all. The line up filled in and it was time to start dominating the peak. Cool thing was, the peak would appear out of nowhere resulting in late drops and lots of kooks pearling and getting hammered. Sun came back out to burn out the fog and reveal high tide flooding so I bailed for the beach and quick retreat to the heat of the val. Better day than I thought it would be. ~smithgrind

6 comments:

Gaz said...

Is that where Castle Rock WA got it's name? Any pics of it?

fixated and dreaming... said...

Friggin' spot namer...at least I know how it got its name!

Anonymous said...

Another bright idea of man to improve upon nature.

fixated and dreaming... said...

Yeah but you should see Cribs at 8'!!!

Anonymous said...

Heard lack of sand made for lack of waves last winter? Regadless I'll be down looking come winter.

Dub-

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah and the rock tossing has comenced for the season, but I have to admit I'm kinda looking foward to it.