Eric Akiskalian's photo of Lincoln City

Eric Akiskalian, (Oregon Surf Shop team rider) during a dreamy beach break sesh. Photo:Jeremy Starke/Double Vizion Photography

Average rating of 4.53 from 60 votes

Lincoln City

Spot Location: Oregon > Oregon > Lincoln City

Date Taken: 3rd January 2011. 25378 page views since 11th January 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
8.5ft 13s 283.62° 1.5ft 7s 2ft 4s 7 9 mph Clear 28°f
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BuzyG Jan 28, 2011 Rating: 0

What a perfect wave. Would love to think you could paddle into it at that size, but anything that stacks up like that, on a beach break, is realy moving fast, so I doubt you would have much chance of doing more than chasing it down the face a running away at the bottom, which is not fun for long. Sure would love to try mind.

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mambo man Jan 17, 2011 Rating: 1

think hes gonna stack it

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widdas29 Jan 16, 2011 Rating: -5

I bet if that guy stood up straight it would not look half so big.

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i8emmets:) Nov 12, 2011 Rating: 0

you're right "it wouldn't look half as big"... goon

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CaptainGoodVibes-SuperPig Jan 16, 2011 Rating: -1

Jumbo-Stoke-A-Rama !!!

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WET NIPS Jan 16, 2011 Rating: 1

Kim & Aggie couldn't make a cleaner wave!!

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WET NIPS Jan 16, 2011 Rating: 2

How nice does the lip look!!!

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Ragdahl Photography Jan 16, 2011 Rating: 1



EX-MOOSE-ME WHILE I LIGHT MY SPLIFF Jan 15, 2011 Rating: -10


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mantis Jan 16, 2011 Rating: -7


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tjo Jan 14, 2011 Rating: -1

Wow that's clean

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Paul Kennedy Jan 14, 2011 Rating: -3

that's quality that is

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^*^WALES^*^ Jan 13, 2011 Rating: 2


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Jack Glick Jan 13, 2011 Rating: 0

iiiii'm sorry...did you say "beach break", sir?

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ahinalu Jan 16, 2011 Rating: 0

Looks like outside reef to me, no sand in the water. But hey, I wasn't there. I got no issues with people towing in 2' surf as long as there not doing it where people are paddling in (that they don't personally know).

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XX Check This X Jan 13, 2011 Rating: 0

charging for sure, but no need to tow in here. a nice size gun would do the trick

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Francois Bouwer Jan 16, 2011 Rating: 0

The only thing I dislike about towing is the petrolium usage, but hey, you drove to the ocean right? Might as well drive in the ocean. I feel each has it's own place. And in swells over 15ft, I'd feel a lot happier with a ski in the water even if I am paddling. Damn, I won't go near swells over 15ft. Heck, 6ft reef breaks still scare the crap out of me... But I agree, if people are paddling, and making a decent percentage of their waves, don't tow or don't go.

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PCsurfer Jan 13, 2011 Rating: -1

You are totally right. Nelscot has a channel but its way out there. The beach break is brutal when it gets over 15 foot swells.

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Reillser Jan 13, 2011 Rating: 2

Agreed Francois, personally I hate the idea of tow-in but leave them at it, although, if even one surfer is paddling in to the waves these guys need to piss off and go water skiing someplace else.

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Francois Bouwer Jan 13, 2011 Rating: 13

If you didn't notice they said it was a beachbreak. That means that it might have been damn near impossible to get to backline, as many beachbreaks offer no channel and no safe entry, with the only way out back through paddling and duckdiving through all the foam. Unless this beach has a mammoth channel, it would be very difficult to get out back. So, the only options are either to get towed out back by a ski and then start paddling, or to get towed out and start towing. I don't see a problem with towing. Another possiblity why they are towing might be that the peak is erratic, and that the wave rarely breaks on the same spot, and many other possible reasons. Don't judge if you don't know the conditions. You can only say they should have paddled if you where there and actually paddled successfully yourself.

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frontside freddy Jan 13, 2011 Rating: -2

a gun and big set of eggs.

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PCsurfer Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 5

Looks clean enough to paddle. wish i didnt work sometimes. Other than not being homeless work robs me.

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spookrider Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 0

get that bottom turn wrong and you won´t be telling anything for months!!

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appleZac Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 1

whoooooooo! that looks amazing!! get that bottom turn right and you'll be tellin the wife about it for months!! great shot!!

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spookrider Jan 12, 2011 Rating: 14

get that bottom turn wrong and you won´t be telling anything for the rest of your life!!