Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Surf 'Til Dark
Spring conditions finally arrived Oregon last week. We had one of those days where you leave work at 3pm, hit the beach by 4:30, check a few spots, and still get in a three-hour session. The waves were waist-to-shoulder high and fun. Very glassy. Smiles all around the line-up.
I've been out of town at my grandfather's memorial service, which put me within striking distance of several good Californian breaks. As I sped up the 101 Saturday morning, I saw nice beachies working all through Ventura. Rincon looked really inviting (and not too crowded). But I didn't surf.
On Sunday morning we held a service on the beach at Montana de Oro. Again, I spotted a surfer here and there on the drive down to sea level. It was misty and the wind was offshore. Three Marines in full formal black and blue array walked out through the mist on the sand and delivered a folded flag to my Mom. They played taps. It was a perfect farewell.
It rained a lot down in SoCal, and it was sunny in PDX. I'm looking forward to scoring more springtime magic in coming days and I'll be sure to update Sissyfish more now that I'm back home!
Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is?