May 31st, 2010
Cloudy and Drizzle here……. surf is , well, pretty damn junky , and the minus low tide at 9:45am, high tide at 3:40p. Light S winds this morning, but supposed to pick up to 15-20 later today….. WSW 5-6 @ 8 sec’s this morning, but picking up to WSW 7ft later…. Looks like clouds and drizzle will be the norm for most of the week….. Tuesday starts to pick up a bit, W6 with am light SW winds, picking up to SE at 20mph later. Wed. and Thursday WSW 8-10ft with S winds 20mph on Wed, and light SW winds on thursday. Friday and Sat will drop to about W7ft with light NE/NW winds….
As you enjoy your Memorial Day holiday, try to give a couple minutes of thought for those that gave it all.
May 30th, 2010
Small this morning, but will pick up by 6p to about 6ft…… SW 2-3ft @ 15 sec’s, water temp still around 54, air will have a high of about 60 today. clouds and some drizzle…… minus low tide at 9a, high tide at 3:40p. Looks like SW6ft with S winds 15+ later as well…
Rest of the week looking like W/sw 6ft, until thursday….. jumps up to 10-12ft with some S winds 20 mph. then Friday starts to drop to about 8ft, then down to 5-6ft for next weekend……
Today, we do have some longboards for rent…….. “just in case”!! call for reservations…..
May 29th, 2010
Up early, hoping for some clean surf this morning…. small and junky, with the W winds about 15mph….. some light drizzle, but according to the weather reports, should get some sunbreaks later this morning, warming up to about 60. W 5ft @ 8 sec’s, water temp about 54, and minus low tide at 8:30am, high tide at 3p today. Sunday not going to be as small as previously predicted by the several sources, but more like W 4-5ft @ 112 sec’s with light S winds, and some sunbreaks with highs in the low 60′s. Minus low tide at 9a, high tide at 3:40p. Monday, little bit bigger…. WSW 6ft @ 12 sec’s with light SW winds. The rest of the week will build until thursday, when it will peak out at about WSW 8-10ft …… Town is full, and so far, some pretty nice people have been stopping by…. looks like a good Memorial Day weekend at the beach!
May 28th, 2010
Our blog has been a copy of a morning email that we started sending out to friends etc. several years ago…… then a couple years ago, our computer guy thought it would be a good idea to send it to the blog, for public viewing….. it has been fun, and most people understand some of the humor and sarcasm that our group enjoys. I have decided to continue our morning emails, but will not post them on the blog, I will do a seperate posting. If by chance, you have enjoyed the blog, and would like to get the morning email, drop me a note, and we can add you to the “list”……..
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May 28th, 2010
What a difference a day makes….. this morning, air and water both 55, light rain and NW winds 10- 15mph. Small and junky….. but, it was expected….. today alot of this, cleaning up later… WSW 4-5ft @ 9 sec’s, minus low tide at 7:45am, high tide at 2p. more clouds and light rain today. Saturday…. am clouds, sunshine by noon, WNW 4-5ft @ 10 sec’s with light WNW winds. Minus low tide at 8:30a, high tide at 3p. Sunday W 2ft @ 12 sec’s with light N/NE winds, minus low tide at 9a, high tide at 3:40p, sunbreaks and 63. Monday (Memorial Day) W 4-5ft @ 12 sec’s with light SE winds, clouds and 56. Tuesday W 5-6ft @ 10 sec’s with light SW winds. Wed. SW 4-5ft with S winds 10+. Thursday SW 10ft with S winds 20+….. another chance for Hank to pull out the gun!
Looks like stuck up john is now famous, world wide…. Patterson put up his picture from yesterday on his weekly surf report… you can admire SU ……… www.bbc.co.uk/ni/surf
I got a few responses from my rant on the kids not graduating high school……. From “Lips” Having worked for 7 years in the school system (I quit when I hit the top of the pay scale) in a low income school, I can tell you that you are RIGHT! Back in my day, kids came to school ready to learn; they were fed, rested, clean, and prepared. Today, for many, many children, nothing could be further from the truth. Today, they come to us exhausted, filthy and smelling, lice ridden, starving, abused, and neglected; many never having been read a book. We had a full-time nurse and psychologist, a public laundry room with washer and dryer, a free clothing room filled with donated clothes, free lunch and breakfast, free before and after school tutoring, two school dogs for love, the most dedicated, highly educated staff ANYWHERE, and a ton of volunteers to give one-on-one attention to struggling kids in need. We had to solve a thousand problems and heal a thousand issues, before we could really begin to “teach” subjects like reading and math. Our school system can not be everything to everybody. It is much less a financial issue, than it is an issue of parental accountability. Teachers are ready to teach…they just needs students who are ready to learn.
HA! You got one of my “hot buttons”
from John….. It is a battle against the rude and the selfish. Unfortunately, we seem to be outnumbered, but at least we have them beat in the brain power department. So many of these goons are dumber than rocks and will NEVER get it. I really do believe that some of these folks would benefit from a physical beating of one form or another, but unfortunately that’s not acceptable in our society. I have seen it work in the military though, physical punishment like a good grueling PT session or being told to freeze in the Pacific (with no wetsuit) whipped us into shape real quick. People respond to physical discomfort (that’s PC for pain by the way). So, I guess we just have to resort to outsmarting them and being well armed at all times.
From Mo amen
this is the Memorial Day weekend, and one of our gun suppliers sent out this email, which I felt was fitting, as you might know , we support the military in our shops, and have many in our families both serving and vets……..so, had to pass this one on….
“…gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime….let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation’s gratitude,–the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.” –General John Logan, General Order No. 11, 5 May 1868
The “Memorial” in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice:
? by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
? by visiting memorials.
? by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
? by flying the ‘POW/MIA Flag’ as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
? by participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance”: at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.
? by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our falled dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.
May 27th, 2010
Got out late…… way too much going on at the stores, so I got to see Chris and Stuck up get a couple waves…….. W 5ft with the clean up sets about 6-7ft @ 10 sec’s, light NE winds today, and sunny!! 60 will be the high, water temp 55, 7a minus low tide, 1:30p high tide…. will no doubt be pretty fun around 10:30 or so….. Friday W 5ft @ 12 sec’s with light NW Winds, cloudy and rain, 52. Saturday W’nW 5ft @ 12 sec’s with light WNW winds, sunny and 60. Sunday WSW 2-3ft with light NE winds, cloudy and 63. Monday W 4-5ft with light SE winds, cloudy and 59
wow…… just got back to the machine…..busy…… Happy Birthday Jen!!!
May 26th, 2010
Swell dropped from yesterday, and we have the infamous minus low tide at 6am this morning. Very light S/SW winds today, but light rain for the next couple days, supposed to dry up for the weekend…. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND…… key word…”Memorial”….. try to remember what the main reason for this holiday weekend is for…… Today, W 8-9ft @11 sec’s , but should begin to drop later in the day. water temp about 55, air at 52 this morning, supposed to warm up to 60 today. Looks like closer to high tide might be ok today…. Thursday drops to W6ft @ 12sec’s with light N/NE winds. Friday W 5-6ft @ 13 sec’s with NW winds 10-12mph. Saturday NW 4-5ft with light NW winds, Sunday W 4 @ 12 sec’s with light N/NE winds, Monday W5ft @ 12sec’s with light N winds….. will be overcast for the weekend, but should be dry for the most part, and the surf is looking like you can find some waves…….
While driving around this morning, heard on the news that the Oregon stats for kids graduating high school in 4 yrs is about 65%……. some counties down around 53%, and when they spoke of minorities, they were all in the low 50%…… in my (strange and weird) mind, got me thinking about how we are constantly bombarded with more taxes for schools…. “for the children”….. and this is the result? Of course then I got to thinking a bit more ( not a good thing)…. seems where the hell are the parents??? No wonder there are so many kids without any manners or common sense manners….. their parents are more concerned with the drug of choice, or being the friend vs the parent…. or, the parents are kids themselves…. just because you have a number on your age, doesn’t mean that a person has common sense……. oh well…… at least something to think about….. rudeness is getting more “normal”……..
May 25th, 2010
Clouds and rain today….. high of 55 today, and the water at 54.7… W 9-10ft @ 10 sec’s with S/SE winds 10-20mph. Minus low tide was at 5:20a, high tide at 11:34a, then minus low tide at 5p. Wed looks to drop a bit to W8-10ft with light SE winds, Thursday W 6-7 with light SE winds, Friday WNW 5-6ft with light NW winds, Sat W 4-5ft with light S/Swwinds, Sunday W4-5ft with light S winds….but, all week, clouds….. and some rain…….
I laughed my ass off at Mo’s rant…… those that got it……. I would imagine some took it badly….too bad….. that is why it wasn’t posted on the blog…… but, all of the responses have been the same as mine…… I think she will have her own fan club, to rival the flounders……..
May 23rd, 2010
Smaller and junkier than yesterday, W 6-7ft @ 8 sec’s with W/Sw winds 8-12mph today. Some sunbreaks, some clouds, some light rain, just about anything you can think of…… but snow is doubtful. High tide at 9:30a, low tide at 3:20p…..
Monday WNW 4-5ft @ 12 sec’s with light S winds. Tuesday W 8-10ft @ 12 sec’s with S winds 15+mph. Wed. W 6-7ft @ 10 sec’s with NE winds 10+mph Thursday WSW 7-8ft with light SW winds Friday WNW 5-6ft with light NW winds Saturday W 4-5ft with Nw winds 15mph
Looks like the week and next weekend will have a bit of everything….. should keep the week fun…… have a great day…..
May 22nd, 2010
Saw a big old Sea Lion swimming around in the lineup, if there was a lineup this morning…. Swell is not as big as first projected, W 5-6ft @ 11 sec’s, still a bit on the bumpy side, but light NW Winds. Water and air temp at 54 today. high tide at 8a, low at 2:30p. Will no doubt be a busy day at the beaches…… keep a smile on your mug…….
Sunday WNW6-7ft @ 11 sec’s with NW winds 8-10mph. Monday W 4-5ft with light S winds Tuesday W8ft with S winds 10-15mph Wed. W8ft with S winds 10mph. Thursday W7ft with light E winds Friday W6ft with Nw winds 10-12mph…..
Have a great weekend…..