Picture Show: Surfing the Icy Waters of the Oregon Coast Picture Show: Surfing the Icy Waters of the Oregon Coast
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Picture Show: Surfing the Icy Waters of the Oregon Coast

by Patrick James, Jake Stangel

July 15, 2010

With rugged tree-lined mountains that plummet directly into its oceanic waters—which tend to hover just over 50 degrees Fahrenheit—the Oregonian coast is cold, beautiful, and imposing. Yet all year long at beaches like Indian Head, a committed group of men and women regularly don thick neoprene wetsuits and brave the elements—for the joy of surfing and a love of the ocean.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Picture Show: Surfing the Icy Waters of the Oregon Coast