surfing prototype #1 of my first custom surfboard design, "The Shark"
marine weather forecasts
-- NxNW's Northwest surf forecast
-- Grays Harbor waverider buoy
Booomer Boards™ "Tiger Shark™" -- custom surfboard design by Dan Webb
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 --
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 --
MOKAI MANUFACTURING 20 W. Main Street Beacon, NY 12508 Phone: 845.831.8287 Toll Free: 888.50.MOKAI Fax: 845.831.8297 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surf Shops Near Seattle
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
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
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
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!
Oswald West State Park, near Manzanita, OR
Lost Coast Adventures Surf Camp (in Washington State) -- ~$125 per day
Scripps Institute Pacific Coast Buoys -- See the 03601 Grays Harbor thru 46005 Washington row --
hover for wave & wind directions and amplitudes.