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Bubbly Pool #90400
03/16/2016 09:52 AM
03/16/2016 09:52 AM
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North Oregon Coast
SoggyDollarScott Offline OP
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Is there any local knowledge as to the wave conditions in May concerning the Bubbly Pool ? Are the waves too small to get the bubbling action, or is it a 'hit and miss' thing ?

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Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: SoggyDollarScott] #90401
03/16/2016 10:34 AM
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If there is a North Swell, the pool is generally more active. If you are concerned, I would plan a day when the swell is from the East, Much more enjoyable!


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Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: letsgosailing] #90402
03/16/2016 11:23 AM
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Hit or miss based on the day's forecast. I've been visiting in May for years, and have seen a wide range of conditions at the Bubbly Pool during that month - from totally flat and hardly any water in the pool at all, to very active.

Felix


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Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: Felix] #90403
03/16/2016 11:39 AM
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The turbulence generated in the Bubbly Pool is dependent on the wave height on the NE side of JVD.
This site will give you a fairly good idea of the conditions that day if you can access it while you are here:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot.php?s...;time_label=GMT

6' or more would be pretty active.

Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: LocalSailor] #90404
03/16/2016 01:30 PM
03/16/2016 01:30 PM
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LocalSailor said:
The turbulence generated in the Bubbly Pool is dependent on the wave height on the NE side of JVD.
This site will give you a fairly good idea of the conditions that day if you can access it while you are here:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot.php?s...;time_label=GMT

6' or more would be pretty active.



Local Sailor thanks! The Bubbly pool is on my daily walk when we are on Jost. This will be a great site to turn the villa renters onto. Thanks again! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />




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Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: ski2play] #90405
03/16/2016 01:50 PM
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Just a note of obligatory safety...

once the swell get above a couple of meters, things can get dangerous. we have seen a 50 footer GO OVER the tops of the rocks. I have pictures...

Even when the swells are ~2m, sometimes they can double up on themselves and create a bad situation.

Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: hallucination] #90406
03/16/2016 02:21 PM
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hallucination said:
Just a note of obligatory safety...

once the swell get above a couple of meters, things can get dangerous. we have seen a 50 footer GO OVER the tops of the rocks. I have pictures...


Would be interesting to the see the pictures. Can you post them?


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Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: hallucination] #90407
03/16/2016 04:46 PM
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hallucination said:
Just a note of obligatory safety...

once the swell get above a couple of meters, things can get dangerous. we have seen a 50 footer GO OVER the tops of the rocks. I have pictures...

Even when the swells are ~2m, sometimes they can double up on themselves and create a bad situation.


We hear you! The utmost respect must be shown to the power of the rocks, ocean, tides, swells, etc. Always, safety first!




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Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: ski2play] #90408
03/16/2016 06:33 PM
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Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: hallucination] #90409
03/16/2016 06:45 PM
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10 minutes before i took this photo, a family arrived with their kids. I DESPERATELY pleaded to get their 5/7 year old kids off the rock that looks like a turtle in the picture. They looked at me like I was insane, but I told them if you don't, I will.

shortly after I took the picture the mother was in tears hugging/thanking us.

Safety third.

this was two days after two people perished there, one was a VISAR rescuer.

Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: hallucination] #90410
03/17/2016 10:35 AM
03/17/2016 10:35 AM
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Clicked on your link, but...

"Sorry, this content isn't available right now
The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in."

Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: SoggyDollarScott] #90411
03/17/2016 11:36 AM
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How about this one? also, it is "public" on my FB page

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Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: hallucination] #90412
03/17/2016 01:44 PM
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Wow!
We've only been to the Bubbly Pool in the summer season and it's generally very sedate.

Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: Twanger] #90413
03/17/2016 02:21 PM
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Here's a short video on Youtube that I shot at the bubbly pool with a good north swell going:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLjLGZq4qOw

Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: hallucination] #90414
03/17/2016 07:25 PM
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hallucination said:
How about this one? also, it is "public" on my FB page

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Sweet picture! My butt tickles just looking at it... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will...
Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: Zanshin] #90415
03/17/2016 08:33 PM
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Y'know, I've always enjoyed playing in the surf, including pretty big surf. But not when there are rocks nearby. That just looks too damn unpredictable to me.

Dan <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />

Re: Bubbly Pool [Re: DanS] #90416
03/17/2016 08:38 PM
03/17/2016 08:38 PM
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Yeah, between the young kids on the rock at the lower left that I scooted off. and my son on the rock taking other awesome pictures, i was pretty stressed out. Although it was a pretty epic picture.


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