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by C36 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:32 pm

ShonanDB wrote:Looks like fun. Heading down to the Gorge for the Long Weekend as I can't put enough days together to get to the Cape.

Enjoy your trip DB!

S21 – Swell City (2018 June 28 )

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Gusty-light. 7 am pajama-to-wetsuit solo session. Gusty, but lighter (good). Cool with clouds. Rolling swell made for jumps in both directions (steeper to starboard) and some gliding swell rides. Definitely felt gentler and definitely more fun! Nice note to end the trip on!

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I forgot to mention I just about got taken out by a brand new bar-b-que tilting off the back of the pick-up truck in front of me leaving Florence. I guess the driver figured it looked pretty stable at the store so no need to tie it down for the drive home.

Also chatted with a woman at Doug’s Beach who originally was from New Westminster now living in the Gorge. Seems she had her Evo blow away from her the day before at the Hatchery and never saw it again. She seemed pretty upset about the loss.

So watch out for loose loads and secure your boards!
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by C36 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:36 pm

Not only did Vero get to sail the cape for her first time wavesailing ground swell, but Dana Miller captured the moment! The smile in the third shot pretty much says it all! 8-)

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photo credit: Dana Miller

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photo credit: Dana Miller

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photo credit: Dana Miller

Vero: You can download the full size files here.
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by ShonanDB » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:55 pm

Arrived in Hood River late last night. Sailed Rufus today from noon until about 4:30pm. 4.7 for the first 2 hours then rigged down to 4.2 but wished I had rigged the 3.7 as there were gusts over 40 knots. Nice big swell rolling through (some overhead). Lots of Kiters and Windsurfers out and it was hot, easily 30 degrees and the water was warm too. Lots of current but no problems keeping even with the launch. 1 backloop attempt but it was better for riding. Tomorrow looks good for the central corridor. Going to be sore tomorrow!
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by C36 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:52 pm

I wanted to thank some of the other ‘shooters’ including Shirley Catone, Jesse Cohen, Trudy Lary, Dana Miller, Johnny and Heather Tam – it was a pretty impressive bunch sharing their talents this year!

I also wanted to thank those who passed tips my way - I find it really helpful to sail there with such a group of skilled sailors and really appreciate the tips I got from others (including those from Yuma and Windoctor) - they really helped! 8)

And just in case some were wondering if I ever took to the water myself, here are some samples from this talented photographers presented in the order they happened.

Cape (June 13)
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photo credit: Jesse Cohen
This one didn’t end well (I was late).

Cape (June 14)
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photo credit: Shirley Catone

Cape (June 15)
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photo credit: Dana Miller

Cape (June 17)
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photo credit: Johnny Tam

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photo credit: Heather Tam

Pistol River (June 23)
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photo credit: Dana Miller
Yuma assignment #1 - tighter bottom turn and top turn transition – hands and back foot pressure. Thanks Yuma! That helped.

Pistol River (June 24)
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photo credit: Johnny and Heather Tam

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photo credit: Johnny and Heather Tam

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photo credit: Johnny and Heather Tam
Yuma assignment #2 – Hit the foam pile (even if it's closing out, hit it anyway). Thanks Yuma! That helped.

Cape (June 25)
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photo credit: Chris Curran

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photo credit: Chris Curran

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Chris Curran tip #1: complete my bottom turn. Thanks Chris! That helped.

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photo credit: Chris Curran
Chris Curran tip #2: attack the lip with speed. Thanks Chris! That helped.

As more pictures surface of other sailors, I will post links to them as well.
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by Michael » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:05 pm

C36 wrote:Image
photo credit: Chris Curran
Chris Curran tip #2: attack the lip with speed. Thanks Chris! That helped.

Nice, great work Dave , this ones my favourite!
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by C36 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm

Two galleries courtesy of Trudy Lary.

June 22 - Pistol River
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Click here to view the June 22 Trudy Lary gallery.

June 23 - Pistol River
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Click here to view the June 23 Trudy Lary gallery.
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by Ryan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:43 pm

Thanks for the updates. Looking good!!
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