vortex of satan

April 25th, 2014

a brief guide to oceanside harbor

April 7th, 2014

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March 15th, 2014

celebrating the promise of tomorrow

February 14th, 2014


adieu o’side

February 3rd, 2014

Great hopes are held by the Southern California boatman in view of the possibilities of some new harbors being developed between Newport-Balboa and San Diego areas. The Small Craft Harbors Commission, a branch of the Department of Natural Resources of the State of California, presented proposals for harbors in Carlsbad’s Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Cardiff’s San Elijo Lagoon, and Tia Juana river basin at Imperial Beach.

A loan of $10,000 was requested by Max McComas, Oceanside city councilman, to be used in the planning of a proposed three million dollar small craft harbor north of the San Luis Rey River.

havin’ a blast ~~~ at the ocean side

December 29th, 2013

la jolla harbor & anchorage

December 5th, 2013

Plans call for 150 permanent slips and anchorage for 300 boats, expanding options for the sneakaboard set. Three nights Oceanside Harbor, three in La Jolla Harbor, seventh night Oceanside’s free campground on North Harbor Drive and adjacent parking camping lots. Sweet.


November 21st, 2013

Sec. 29A.16.  Types of watercraft prohibited in channel and harbor entrance.

(a) No person shall use any paddleboard, pedalo, surf sailer, waterskis, aquaplane, boogie board, wind surfer, surfboard or similar type of watercraft in the harbor, including the entrance or main channel of the harbor.

We just kid you, folks! Rules are for the other people. We’ve had a Turkish bath right on the dock for years. And then there’s this:

tsunami awareness

November 4th, 2013

What’s the shortest route to 100 fathoms, the depth NOAA  says is safe in a tsunami?

Our extensive research indicates a bearing of  about 212° true  from the mouth of Oceanside Harbor will get you there in just over 3 nautical miles (NMi). Add the distance from the dark corners of the harbor and the whole trip can be almost 4 NMi. That’s up to 45 minutes in a sailboat. Just remember to head for the Manhattan area code (212) once outside the breakwater.

Since there’s no harbormaster minding the harbor (coordination by an ex-maintenance supervisor demonstrably doesn’t qualify), we gathered a few resources:

tsunami warning center NOAA (map)

tsunami warning center NOAA (text)

boaters’ tsunami pamphlet (pdf)

landlubbers’ tsunami pamphlet (pdf)

inundation map

inundation map

greetings from oceanside

October 18th, 2013