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Dan shreds 'S Curves' at Kahana

surfing prototype #1 of my first custom surfboard design, "The Shark"


   marine weather forecasts -- NxNW's Northwest surf forecast -- Grays Harbor waverider buoy

surfing spots and resources

Powerski Jetboards -- clear kayak -- eBay surfboard category -- eBay surfboard postings -- eBay Chalet RV --

Shaping

Booomer Boards "Tiger Shark" -- custom surfboard design by Dan Webb (Hau'oli Waveforms)
[Note: "Boomer Board" is used by TheMotleyFool.com and AOL for their discussion boards.]

How to shape a surfboard (with videos) -- How to build your first surfboard -- the best article on different shapes and how they perform differently -- good glossary of shaping terms -- rocker, fin cant, fin toe-in -- Surfology 101 -- Swaylock's surfboard design forum -- glassing -- FiberGlassSupply.com --
custom expanded polystyrene blanks -- Clark Foam blanks, 714-582-1431 (Clark Foam) -- Clark Foam blanks from Surf Source, 904-247-0808 (Surf Source)
about fins -- About Future fin boxes & fins from FiberglassSupply.com (more) -- catalog of Future fins and boxes
Paul Jensen on fins (favors "2+1") -- fin systems -- FCS vs. Red-X -- FCS fin control video -- big fins from Surf Source

3M Safety-Walk Fine Resilient Tapes and Treads -- 200 Series -- Item# 220 -- 12in x 60ft UPC: 048011193057 Color: Clear 1 roll/case $216.55 per case -- http://www.thematking.com/business_industry/industrial/3M/safety-mats/traction-products/3m-200_tapes.htm, http://www.floormat.com/safetywalk.html
For Wet, Barefoot-traffic Areas.  Standard sizes: (12" x 60') Colors: White #280 and Clear #220. Custom sizes available upon request.

MOKAI MANUFACTURING 20 W. Main Street Beacon, NY 12508 Phone: 845.831.8287 Toll Free: 888.50.MOKAI Fax: 845.831.8297 E-mail: info@mokai.com 

shaping tools --

About boomers

Surf Shops Near Seattle

Perfect Wave, Rose Hill, Kirkland, WA -- 425-827-5323

Cheka Looka Surf Shop, Seattle -- 206-726-7878

Off the Beach Surf Shop, Bellevue, WA -- (apparently out of business)

Pacific Water Sports (used whitewater kayaks ~$600.) -- Lee

North By Northwest Surf Co (Frank Crippen) -- 360-452-5144
902 S Lincoln St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 USA

Waveski.com -- Island Waveskis, Ray and Pam Scafidi -- 800-777-2613


State Parks

Washington State Parks

Oregon State Parks

Port Townsend Events Calendar

Topographical maps at Trails.com


Marine Weather Forecasts -- Tide Tables for Washington

Grays Harbor waverider buoy

 

 
Operational Wave Models

Provided by National Centers for Environmental Prediction, NCEP/NOAA.  See Disclaimer.



Marine Forecast

Courtesy University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences,  see Disclaimer.


 

NOAA's WA coastal weather and wave forecast 
NOAA'satest NWS Marine Forecast at the Cape Elizabeth buoy (45 NM west of Aberdeen, WA)

Wave height & direction for Pacific Northwest (graphic)
North Pacific wave height and direction (12-hr forecast)

Grays Harbor buoy
Wave Height Data from the Grays Harbor Buoy -- 100 Hs (cm) = 3.33 feet
Wave Direction Data from the Grays Harbor Buoy

Satellite wind data for Cape Elizabeth

Global wave-height graphic (12-hr forecast)
Northwest Straits & Puget Sound -- Recent Marine Data

Coastal Marine Forecasts National Weather Service, Seattle

Univ. of Washington Marine Report

Seattle Times Info Line -- 206-464-2000
(Enter # to change to a new category.)
9900 -- Weather Forecast Numbers
9902 -- NWS Forecast for Seattle and Vicinity
9907 -- NWS Forecast for Western Washington
9917 -- mountain pass conditions


Good Surf Breaks in the Pacific Northwest

Strait of San Juan de Fuca -- West of Port Angeles

Salt Creek (Crescent Bay), west of Port Angeles, WA -- easy sloping sand bottom, caves and interesting shoreline to explore, playground for kids -- Call Heath Foxlee (purchased my waveski) at 360.681.7911 (home) or 360.683.9895 (work).

If the swell is from the NW (280 to 315) and about 10 ft. (350 Hs) with an interval of 10 sec or more, then it is quite likely that the surf will be good enough to board surf.  (With a whitewater kayak or waveski, we can surf a wider range of conditions.)

Crescent Bay was breaking on 8/27/2004 on an incoming tide when Grays Harbor waverider buoy showed 200 Hs (6 ft.) swell from 280, giving 15-second rides.  Look for 350 Hs (10 ft.) to 400 Hs (12 ft.) at 17-second intervals from the NW (280 to 315) -- incoming tide is best.

Elwha Rivermouth, west of Port Angeles, WA -- surfing video

Washington Coast

Westport, WA -- South side of Grays Harbor (crowded on good days)

Jetty Webcam fullsize
-- Grays Harbor waverider buoy
The groins (downtown) are the most protected. 
The jetty at Westhaven State Park holds the biggest swell.
Westport Surfing Report
Ocean Avenue Inn
American Sunset RV & Tent Resort -- 360-268-0207 -- AmericanSunsetRV.com
Reservations -- 800-569-2267 -- group site #26
Islander Motel & RV Park
Jolly Roger RV Park -- 360-268-5555
Steepwater Surf Shop

Ocean Shores, WA -- North side of Grays Harbor

Jetty Webcam fullsize
-- Grays Harbor waverider buoy

La Push, WA

La Push Webcam fullsize
-- Grays Harbor waverider buoy

Surfing Instruction in La Push by Lost Coast Adventures

Cape Disappointment
Far from disappointing and definitely dangerous and daring is what waves are about this time of the year at Washington States Cape Disappointment State Park. Only the truly skilled and knowledged should even attempt these 30 ft. swells! Seems the winds of March create this unusual surfing condition, along with 100 ft. water sprays, a spectacular spring surfing mecca!

Oregon Coast

Oswald West State Park, near Manzanita, OR

 

National Data Buoy Center Forecast for Coast of WA and Strait of San Juan de Fuca

Grays Harbor buoy -- wave energy sorted by time distance between
Grays Harbor buoy -- wave direction sorted by time distance between

Lost Coast Adventures Surf Camp (in Washington State) -- ~$125 per day

Northwest Surfing Spots & Resources

Washington Surfing Resources

http://nxnwsurf.com/  North By Northwest Surf Co., Port Angeles
Great links for Northwest surfers

Stormsurf's Oregon and Washington Surf Report

Scripps Institute Pacific Coast Buoys -- See the 03601 Grays Harbor thru 46005 Washington row -- hover for wave & wind directions and amplitudes.
 

 

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