North End Breaking

Within Oswald West State Park sits Short Sands Beach. The first time I remember being there was in about 1960 when my family rendezvoused with some neighbors, shared a pot luck picnic lunch, and went our separate ways. Fast forward to 1968 and my love for the place was permanently cemented when I realized what a wonderful surfing beach it is.

The north end is the quietest part of a frequently crowded beach and when the surf gets good there, it’s a rare right on the Oregon Coast. Our summer northwest winds blow over the top of the point and mostly offshore at the north end, making beautiful backlit waves in the afternoon and evening. So that’s a long way of saying I love this little chunk of surf real estate.

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