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by 8mdude » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:28 pm

Options:
- Manzanita (and Saturday too so worth a trip)
- Ferry Terminal
- Maybe just maybe Spanish Banks.
- Tofino?
- Whidbey?
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by AdrienGrelon » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:27 pm

AJ, have you been to Manzanita before? I've heard good things.
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by 8mdude » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:04 pm

AdrienGrelon wrote:AJ, have you been to Manzanita before? I've heard good things.


I have been during summer every year. Windsurf once and kited mostly. During summer waves aren't that high though, maybe spring does.
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by Slappy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:32 pm

If there is enough wind go to Fort Stevens over Manzanita every time.

The waves at Manzo are erratic with lots of reflections going in all different directions.

The waves up Lot B and Shipwrecks are much more legit.


Bring a surf leash.
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by 8mdude » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:52 pm

Slappy wrote:If there is enough wind go to Fort Stevens over Manzanita every time.

The waves at Manzo are erratic with lots of reflections going in all different directions.

The waves up Lot B and Shipwrecks are much more legit.


Bring a surf leash.


Nice. First time I’ve heard of it. Where is Fort Stevens?
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by Michael » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:49 pm

Slappy wrote:If there is enough wind go to Fort Stevens over Manzanita every time.
Thanks for pointing that out Slappy.

8mdude wrote:Options:
- Manzanita (and Saturday too so worth a trip)
- Ferry Terminal
- Maybe just maybe Spanish Banks.
- Tofino?
- Whidbey?

I'm going up to the Okanagan this weekend but if I wasn't I'd chose Tofino or the Oregon Coast for sure! Hope you guys score. Let us know what you find.
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by Slappy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:49 pm

It's the next state park north of Manzo. 45 minutes less driving.

The camping at the state park is a bit nicer, but farther from the beach.
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by tweegster » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:02 am

The wind is cleaner at ft. Steven's too and a good setup for downwinders. But yes 5-10 knots less than manzo, and can be foggy when manzo is clear.

For my May surf/ kiting trips, days spent with humpback whales is 2 for 3 at Ft Steven's vs 0/6 at Manzo, if you like the portlier wildlife.
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by dan.e » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:00 pm

Only gripe I have with fort Stevenson is that it is often fully booked in the summer.
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by 8mdude » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:02 am

Wind tomorrow is dead on arrival.
No sign of resurrection on Sunday. Oh well I gotta have faith with this wind. It’s the only thing I feel so alive.
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