Friday, March 13, 2009
Skim Spot Check #3: Bellingham Bay WA
This is Bellingham Bay. This skim spot has been home to many DB film sessions in the past and is currently Tony and Isaac's local spot. Unlike like most skim spots such as Chambers Creek or Dash Point, Bellingham Bay is not a public park or really has any public access to it. The picture shown above indicates two general areas that you are able to access the bay, but a word of caution goes out to anyone that does. There isn't a designated parking area for the public so be sure to keep the neighbors in mind when parking. Also, please be respectful of the environment, as it is a privilege to have such an awesome spot to skim (i.e. don't drive in going 35mph, blasting your music).
Now that has been said, Bellingham offers hundreds of tide pools which on a good day will provide you and your friends with the skim experience to remember. Be sure to check the tides before going out (anything under positive 6 is good). The beach also offers a good amount of drift that can be turned into a skimboarder's playground, when taken advantage of.
Last but not least, if you are in the area and would like to have some buddies to skim with contact Isaac (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tony (email@example.com).