Seattle surf?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by barker, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. dsquare

    dsquare Active Member

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    Well, thats kind of a loaded question. From downtown its about 129 miles. With little/no traffic that puts you at just about 2-2.5 hours. But you aren't going to live downtown (assumption). If you live in the southern commuting areas (Kent/Auburn, Federal Way) You cut about 30 miles off the commute. If you go out to the eastern commuting zones you start adding 15-20 miles. The north commuting areas even more miles. BUT- traffic, honestly can add another hour or more depending on when you are heading out. I would drive from Westport to Bellevue on Saturday mornings and then back in the late afternoon and it would take me three hours each way. If you live way further South and do the miserable daily commute from Tacoma/Lakewood/Lacey to Seattle you can make it to Westport in 90 minutes. PM me for thoughts on the markets and living locations if you want.
     
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  2. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Well-Known Member

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    I'll PM ya.
     
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  3. Poseidon

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    ocean shores about 2 hours away. i lived there and made due while snowboarding.
     
  4. MJB

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    Surfed up there a few times, hard to add to dsquare's list. Surfing deep inside the straight is a rare but cool experience - looking for sets coming (seemingly) from the Olympic mountains.
     
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  5. dsquare

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    Ocean Shores is pretty awful unless you have the perfect wind (none or light off-shores) and the perfect swell and tide. I spent a lot of my youth skim boarding and playing on Ocean Shores beaches and rarely saw anything worth surfing. I'm related to a fair bit of the fire department there and they would trek around to Westport if they were getting desperate. It does have a Casino, so they got that going for 'em.
     
  6. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Well-Known Member

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    You called it D! Shallow offshore sandbars, a North Jetty that literally sucks (worse rip than the Westport Jetty...the South Jetty, but an 1/8th of its length), side currents with no line up points, and a number of rescues/deaths from the rips from Ocean Shores up to and beyond Pacific City over the years.

    BARKER! Keep the quiver and your love of surfing. I'll PM ya soon buddy with the pros and cons of the move from the "Right Coast" to the "Left Coast".

    Just remember Barker! A HAPPY WIFE IS A HAPPY LIFE!

    Keep it waxed buddy!

    Dp
     
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  7. dsquare

    dsquare Active Member

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    Yeah! Remember, my old man was one of the kids smoking a pipe up in Grenville to open it up in the first place. According to him, it was the guys from Bellevue who came down and made a mess of the place one weekend and got it closed up. Some things never change! The point is worth seeing, even if you can't surf it. I was up there in high school before they closed it and cleaned out the old radar station.

    The Washington coast is magical in many ways and in many places. Plus you'll get waves as good anything you'd get anywhere else, its just colder. Maybe you'll get lucky enough to score an Elwah left that runs for 2-3 miles!
     
  8. Dawnpatrol

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    Hehehe! Well your dad was close D, it was a couple of kids, seniors from Renton High, Class of 1968, that sprayed a white Peace Sign on the sacred rock on the beach that culminated in years of outside abuse on First Nation Lands that led to the final beach closure. BTW, that wasn't a radar Station D it was a Loran Station.

    Barker, WA has the goods if your patient and hunt out the nuggets.

    The island ya want to locate to isn't very consistent but is magical. And if ya look to the West, the surfing venues are there.
     
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  9. dingpatch

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    My wife told me that she will leave me if we do not move back to Seattle. I probably won't miss her.
     
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  10. Surfnfish

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    Before retiring up in Oregon, lived in Half Moon Bay on the SF bay area coast...spent two decades commuting to SF, last decade to Silicon Valley...Seattle hands down the worse traffic I've personally encountered anywhere in the US, hideous congestion at rush hour...so based on where you will be working, plan your landing place carefully...and suggesting checking out the ferry routes, whole lot easier to take a ferry across to the OP then driving all the way around..

    lot has been said about WA waves...Jordan Rivermouth on Vancouver island a good wave and great hang, along with a couple of other spots...and salmon fishing on the Island can be lights out...
     
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