The coast is rocky and often difficult access to the beaches that are below steep and inaccessible cliffs. Then you get to Gold Beach in Oregon. Gold is not the colour of its sand – it’s grey! The name comes from the gold boom days. Just a few miles South of Gold Beach lies a group of houses and small holdings that make up Pistol River. This is where the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) holds one of their annual round of events usually at the end of June.