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by Craig » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:58 pm

Hey Brian. I was camping there this weekend and got out both Sat and Sun. 7.2 135 was fantastic. Thre of us out. Others were 6.6 on a go board and a 5.6 on a roberts slalom.
Warm salty water and relatively smooth water. We launched right off the beach at our campsite.
My first time sailing there. I bet Squamish was cranking but what a treat to try Porteau.
Craig.
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by AlexK » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:29 pm

Hey Brian and Craig
I thought exactly the same thing but ended driving all way to Squamish where it nuked 4.0
Where would one launch from if not camping?? With half the drive of Squamish, on a heavy Squam day it seems like the perfect spot. Or after work...
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by Craig » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:51 pm

On an inflow you park in the day use area near the boat ramp. There is some grassy areas right there by the picnic tables or rig down on the beach to the south of the pier. I think you could plane right off the beach especially at low tide. Down at site 42 we had to get out to the wind but it was maybe 200 ft offshore. Could hold a plane right back to shore at low tide.
The reaches are wide there would have to measure on a map but 3-4x what squamish is....fun days.
Bit of swell out in the middle.
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by Brian C » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:35 pm

Craig’s description is right on. I had no problem planing from the beach during yesterday’s low tide. When the tide is high you have to walk a bit upwind to get the best wind exposure when you launch.
Noting how windy it was at Squamish yesterday, Porteau is only worthwhile on strong inflow days
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by AlexK » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:56 pm

Thx guys
Great info and good to have closer choices to sail and other sailors there.
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by Alton » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:21 pm

Day 10 - Yet again AltonJR scored the early session on 12m+TT in steady SW 18-22 for 1.5 hrs. I only got 0.5 hrs before it became gusty.

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by Alton » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:47 pm

Day 11 (Sunday) - Underpowered on 9m+TT for an hour in SW 18. Should have pumped 12m.

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by Alton » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:49 pm

Day 12 (Canada Day) - Early start at 11am with 12m+TT. 1.5 hours of boosting fun in SW 20-25.

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by Alton » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:17 pm

Day 13 - Finally a session after Canada day. Marginally powered on 12m+TT in SW 16-18 with an early start at noon. Quit after 1.5hr TOW - bored of the chop.

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by Alton » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:59 pm

Day 14 - 1 hr on 12m + TT in marginal SW 16-18 at noon until I got bored of the chop.

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