Northwest Passage

Most of you are familiar with the Malloy brothers getting all bearded out, poking around in plaid, and chasing exotic waves around the globe. Well here's a group of guys living the dream right here in the continental US. In true Lewis and Clark spirit, these adventurers show us that the quest is as much fun as getting to the end of the trail. I am reminded that if we take the time to make the time, anyone can enjoy the riches of the outdoors, good friends, good spirits, and good times.

Guest post by Jeff Smith:

With a couple of Ward Boards and boat in tow; myself, good bud Rob Sweet and new to the crew Mike Boo ventured out to the Northwest coast to explore a remote break. The plan was to motor my wooden drift boat over to a lake island to camp.

From there we boated over to a trailhead to begin the 2 mile hike to the Pacific.

We had surfed the spot before but always on very small swells. This weekend we were more hopeful with a 7ft/13sec West rolling in. Due to the remoteness of the 2 mile trail, going was tough on wet, slippery, broken boardwalks with fallen trees to navigate around. Soon, however, we heard the sweet sound of swell and took a break before the last mile on the beach around a couple of headlands.

Rounding the last corner, smiles sprouted at the sight of head high peelers coming through offering slow lefts and fast paced rights.

For three straight days we were greeted to this sunshine and briny dream followed by satisfied hikes back, evening trout fishing, campfires and booze. 4 days of Autumn paradise.


Anonymous said...

Oh man Ward, That looks like so much fun!

Jeff Dalto said...

Looks like fun.

I sometimes take this trip with these guys but couldn't this year. Glad to see they had so much fun.

Glad also, Ward, to see that you and Jeff have continued the relationship.

I've got my mind set on contacting you shortly about a new board, by the way...

Hope you're well, Ward, and that you have a great upcoming holiday season. Best to you and your family and I hope you have much to be thankful for.

Best of all to you,
Jeff Dalto