Surfing and Beach Combing are two loved pass times here in the Pacific Northwest. The ocean has provided work and recreation for generations here in Del Norte County. Fall brings salmon fishing in the rivers and crab seasons on the ocean, whale watching, agates hunting and beautiful sunsets. Storms and wind deliver powerful crashing waves, which is a spectacular show and conditions for skilled windsurfers . Or just use it as a beautiful back-drop to people watch or read a book. The possibilities are endless.
If you'd like to surf, boogie board or at least get in the water there are a couple places you can rent surfboards, boogie boards, wet suits and get some helpful information on where to surf.
If you are not familiar with the ocean, always be respectful of its power, currents, riptides and sneaker waves to name a few. Don't turn your back to the ocean when you are beach combing and DON'T walk out on the jetty.
Jesse and Ben at Southbeach with their Noll longboards.
Agate hunting is a favorite pastime
for many local as well as visitors. "Pebble Beach" on the north end of town is a prime hunting ground, especially in the winter.
Jesse and Ben beach combing at low tide checking out a tide pool between the jetty and the Battery Point lighthouse.