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Surfing


Exposed beach/Jetty break that usually has waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and sharks.










Swimming

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Woahink
Cleawox
Rain Rock
Lake Creek Falls
Whittaker
Loon Lake
North Jetty Lagoon

Scuba


North Jetty Scuba Park Officially designated an underwater park in 2003, the North Jetty Access is q unique diving spot on the Oregon Coast, best for drift diving and bringing up some crab. It was once a fish hatchery and has an old ladder that has been converted to an entryway for divers. Saltwater is home to a variety of fish, cockles, horseneck clams, mussels, sculpin and Dungeness crab. Many people dive for their dinner, license required.
Woahink Lake - 3 miles S. of Florence at Honeyman State Park. Beautiful lake with lovely picnic area and official dive park loaded with sunken treasure, marked for easy navigation. Popular location for dive certification.

Boating

Woahink Lake - Large temperate lake that is 74 ft deep in its deepest spot. Two public boat launches off of Hwy 101.
Sitcoos Lake
Over 3,000 acres with access at Lane County public boat ramp at Westlake. Turn east from Hwy 101 at  Tyee Campground on Pacific Ave.



Kayaking


The Siuslaw River Water Trailr stretches from the mouth to the uppder reaches, meandering through meadows and forested hill sides. This is a tidal river that is a home to sea lions, sea otters, osrey, blue heron and more. It can also be challenging with tidal shifts and inclement weather.

Cleawox Lake

Siltcoos Canoe Trail is a short, 3-mile, half-day tri. Paddle from Siltcoos Lake through forests and Oregon's stunning sand dunes; ending in a stunning estuary as you approach the ocean.

Windsurf

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South Jetty -Reliable source for wind, usually kicking up after 1:00 pm and lasting until the early evening in the summer months. 5-10 foot nw swells. Head to the end of the jetty, or park in the third lot and hike over the dunes to the bar. On N wind ride the South jetty. On S wind (winter time and gustier) ride the North jetty.
Muriel Ponsler State Park about 10 miles north, windy spot with easy launch area.



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