It's not all about flat water in Oregon- there's surf there and most of the time it's just you and the fish. And a bunch of boats. And a slow trolled array of razor sharp, spring steel, Gamakatsu 12/0s. Don't ever get between a fisherman and a salmon run- these guys are like Ahab on crack.
Even if what you're paddling to turns out to be a head high, empty left- all you'll think about is the propeller dodging you'll be doing on the return trip. I'd rather run barefoot and blindfolded across the 405 sporting an "Obama-nation" sticker on my ass then paddle through that death zone again.
I don't know, maybe it was worth it!
I won't name the spot but I will tell you that there was a weird little cat-house town built and maintained by the local people for all the stray cats that'd been dumped at the spot. I stuck a couple of dollars in the box- I'm a dog guy- but cat's are cool.
This guys probably been fishing this spot for thirty years and he's either never noticed the cool little wedge jammed down into his fishing hole or he's seen it eight foot and perfect. I like to think that down there next to his gaff is an old-school Lis fish and a set of Duckfeet fins. And that may be just a trace of stinkeye I'm picking up.
Stand up paddle surfing lessons are still available! Don't be shy- paddlesurfing is for everyone! We'll get you out and up on a stand up board your first time on the water- before you know it you'll be standup paddling like a pro! If you'd like to take a stand up paddle surf lesson give us a call at 619.213.6622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org I will provide board, paddle and instruction. Lessons are 1.5 hours and cover all the paddle surf basics. Lesson's begin at $100/person, tours and surf paddling/coaching are available.