Change is a constant theme for the rocky shore of Oregon, and Westwind’s beach is no different. High tides and big wave action scour sand away; winter storms loosen soil and can trigger small rock falls. Logs and debris wash ashore. Note: sand washed away doesn’t go far, and other storms and tides can deposit the sand back onto the beach. Also, the ‘West’ wind (the most common on the coast) blows sand back up the beach and into the dunes.