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Storm Watching

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jdorcutt says:

We're hitting that time of year when you can get some spectacular coastal windstorms and accompanying waves, and I was curious if anyone in the group had any suggestions for particularly good storm watching areas. I'm a big fan of the stretch of coast between Yachats and Florence, and in particular of the Devil's Churn/Cook's Chasm area at the base of Cape Perpetua (though the most impressive waves I've ever seen on the coast were at the seawall in Depoe Bay). Anyone else have any favorites?
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hamellr says:

Around Depoe Bay and Boiler Bay are my favorites. I've driven through Depoe Bay during one storm in the 80's that had literally flooded the road.

Further south then Florence, around Bandon/Charleston is good. There are even special shelters built to protect viewers.

I'd like to go up to Long Beach/Cape Disappointment area this year and see what it's like.
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noxious rake [deleted] says:

I was at Boiler Bay last week shooting some of the waves during a mild storm and those were pretty impressive.
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wavesandwaterfalls says:

Sounds like you need to join Bandon's Storm Watching Society. The winter storms generate bone crushing waves at Shore Acres State Park.
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