Surfing the Elwha

Posted by Ken Campbell December 1, 2008 0 Comment 1877 views

There is a beach at the mouth of the Elwha River where the waves sometimes set up nicely in winter. If you park your car at the end of the road, it’s a matter of a 3-minute walk down a good trail to get to to the beach.

In the summer, the water here along the Strait of Juan de Fuca is calm most of the time, unless a wind is blowing. In the cold months, however, swells from winter storms work their way further into the Strait, and with its west-facing beach, this spot can be one of the more consistent spots along the coast.

After a stellar day of riding the SUP in Santa Barbara last week, I’m looking for more. I know it won’t be SoCal conditions, but I think it’s time for another visit to the Elwha.

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