Saturday, May 10, 2008

DUXBURY- OCEAN SIDE, Windsurfed, NE 25-35 diminishing, Gerry, Scott, Sherry, 4.2/RW85, 6.2/Acid 94

Gerry at Duxbury

Day trip dilemma- Don't ask me how the AMC Ninigret day trip ended up being moved to Duxbury. I was leading the trip and I don't know how it happened. It was pretty nice though, lots of wind for about 2 hours then gradually dropping off. We started around dead low and ended around dead high. The waves were much bigger at high tide, but still pretty forgiving, steep with floppy tops. It's too bad that the wind was light when the waves were at their best.

The gang of four- Scott got his introduction to shorebreak, put in some dues, but he did get out past it and looked good. Gerry was practising for his wavesailing trip to Brandon Bay, Ireland, with Peter Hart. He informed me that he would be an expert wavesailor when he got back. Go Gerry! I could use a lesson from a wave expert. Sherri was along mostly for the socializing. It was really nice to have such great company during lunch and rest breaks. It felt like a vacation. I could see Jean sailing just downind of us, past the public beach lot, but you needed 4 wheel drive to get there. We used the grassy lot just before the public lot.

Green Harbor- After Gerry and I stayed out too long in the dieing winds, and made the long walk back from downwind, we took a drive to Green Harbor to check out the waves. It looked like a really interesting spot for NE to ENE, nice curving swells. The parking looked a little questionable though. Maybe Jean can pass on some secret knowledge about this site.
Picture- Surfer at Green Harbor


Green Harbor Waves

5 comments:

Jean said...

Ah! Green Harbor! A storied place. I have had some great wavesailing days there, but more often, the wind fails to get in there for some reason. The waves can build up beautifully, though not so pretty when the tide is high, the wind dies, and you end up getting bounced into the seawall. But on those really stinky nor'Easters when Duxbury Beach would crush you with shore pound, Green Harbor works, because you get some speed and out into the big ones thanks to the jetty they built for pleasure boats to drive into the lagoon.

I managed to get to through the soft sand with my VW Golf on the way in because I was the first car - we got there around 7:30, but at 11, when we left, we got viciously stuck. Had to rely on the good graces of a fellow with an SUV to tow us out. Beware of the soft sand down there, and I need to get a 4WD....

Jean said...

Parking at Green Harbor has never been a problem from Labor Day to Memorial Day. I've always parked there when the weather is foul, and no one has ever given me any trouble. There is a BIG difference between Marshfield - rather laissez faire - and Duxbury - akin to Guantanamo...

scooper said...

Thanks for the lowdown on Green Harbor! Gerry and I both noticed that seawall with the waves pounding it at high tide. I wouldn't want to get anywhere near that. The waves looked really nice, though!

Yeah, the harbor master in Duxbury is not my friend. He kicked me out once, for not sailing with a buddy, and that was on the pond side.

Jean said...

lol'ed on the harbor master story - they are totally off their rocker over there - that is why I got stuck in the sand, cause the name of the game is trying to elude the authorities. Isn't is amazing what a little money can do! One time he explained to me that if I wanted to sail, all I needed to do was drive a mile North - that way, if I were ever in distress, it wouldn't be his problem...

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