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    Washington surf info

    Im going to Washington in July to visit some of my wife's family. My son and I will be renting boards since flying with them is a real pain. I really don't know what to expect since we have mainly only surfed the gulf. We have our wetsuits ready to go but need some help finding a good spot that isn't crowded and good for beginners. Thanks in advance.

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    where in washington? i went to ocean shores last summer and that would be good for beginners. there are other spots in WA but they require travel, cold water gear, and probably more experience

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    We are going to be in Olympia visiting for a day or two. The closer to Olympia the better but I would drive a little farther for a better spot.

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    How's the crowd at ocean shores? Looks like it might be the best location for us.

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    I spent a few days in Westport last summer. That's another good area. When it's small, like it was for me, it's mostly beginners and there is plenty of room to spread out. If it's too big for you on the ocean, there is an adjacent bay where the waves will be smaller (it was flat when I was there).

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    o no crowd at all. the only real spot in town is the jetty they have. it was small and junky but i saw pictures of it when its good and it looked fun. and yea westport on a decent swell looked really good. the water is cold year round there, there is no crowds haha

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    Would you suggest booties and gloves for late July? Also, If anyone wants to suggest a good shop to get a rental board I would definitely appreciate it.

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    I'd say a radiation suit would be in order. a helmet too it seems
    http://2012glorioushope.blogspot.com...-disaster.html

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    Booties, yes. You won't need gloves, but I would've been a little more comfortable in some 3mms.

    There are two shops in Westport..

    I think this is the one I rented from:
    http://westportsurfshop.com/

    Typical rental selection of foamies and bics/NSPs, but I was able to get a short fish which was fun.

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    Ha. I thought I would either grow a few more toes or start losing hair when BP filled the gulf with oil. I might bring a helmet though just in case I just happen to run across some Jap scrap. Thanks brek. I guess I'm gonna go ahead and get some booties at least.