Oswald West State Park, August 14th. A Lifestyle report… Catching a wave is growing in popularity on the Oregon Coast. One spot drawing surfers is just 10 miles south of Cannon Beach: Short Sands Beach in Oswald West State Park. Beach access from Highway 101 is about a half-mile hike down a trail lined with old-growth timber, but surfers happily make the trek to the beautiful cove.
It’s an aquatic scene open to all skill levels. Most of the surf comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. A fairly popular wave can get crowded but according to surfers, “The vibe is generally friendly.”
Urban legend claims pirate treasure is buried in the area, nicknamed Smugglers Cove.
Here’s more information from the Oregon State Parks Website Link: http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_195.php
Here’s some video to get you in the mood shot in July with GoPro Hero2 on a mount at the nose of the board.
Ever try surfing? It’s harder than it looks!