Sunday, April 06, 2008

Contraptions


SW WIND 15 TO 20 KT...RISING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES BUILDING TO 5 FT. W SWELL 9 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
I was surfing last week in a north Oregon coast cove. This cove has a waterfall on the north end, 3 creeks that flow from the forest that lines it, and is framed by rocky headlands...in other words an archetypal, pristine Oregon beach. While occasional flotsam will wash up, a fishing boat will work offshore, and it is one of Oregon's one of most popular, and crowded, beaches. I was still disturbed to see one of these roar around the south headland and proceed to roil about in the northend lineup...jumping off waves, revving and spewing and generally disturbing the peace.
While I suppose these devices may have their place, even within the surfing world, I don't think it is within earshot of stand-up surfing lineups.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

wtf. that would piss me off to no end.

Doughboy said...

Outlaw them in ocean use. I don't know of any other way to restrict their use outside of tow-in.

Anonymous said...

f off you self righteous morons.
Is it ok that you drive 200 miles burning oil to sit in a pristine enviroment? What's the difference?
Please tell me.

Anonymous said...

waterborne dirt bikes. dirt bikes are just as annoying, but not as annoying as the people who buy them. FO Anon#2

Anonymous said...

"Is it ok that you drive 200 miles burning oil to sit in a pristine environment? What's the difference?"

Driving 200 miles burning oil to burn more oil on a jet ski. Guarented jet ski guy was a val.

Doc said...

hate...hatey...hater.

Not like you haven't burnt fossil fuel for some purely selfless & frivolous act less worthy than surfing...

If no, then do tell...not that it matters...just trying to justify my val existence.

Doc

Anonymous said...

" I'm living in a van down by the river" Chris.