Pacific Northwest beach style includes rain boots...check. Down vest....check. Turtleneck sweater....check. Since moving to Washington in 1988 I've often heard that the dwellers of this region are tough like no others and seriously we are! Nine months of rain, blustery wind storms and cold Pacific Ocean waters aren't for everyone. Those who reside in one of our Pacific Northwest Coastal towns are hardcore beach lovers like you've never met before and I'm so glad to consider myself one. Come on storm season -- I've got my rain boots and I'm ready!