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Pistol River 2019

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by Michael » Thu May 30, 2019 10:08 pm

Just over 2 weeks away, June 15th-22nd, anyone planning to join the competition, or just go down this year?
One of my favourite videos from 2015.

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by ShonanDB » Fri May 31, 2019 6:49 am

Michael wrote:Just over 2 weeks away, June 15th-22nd, anyone planning to join the competition, or just go down this year?
One of my favourite videos from 2015.



Can't make it during the competition but may try the week of July 1st if the forecast is good. If not, will head to the Gorge for the Long weekend at least.
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by Michael » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:18 am

ShonanDB wrote:Can't make it during the competition but may try the week of July 1st if the forecast is good. If not, will head to the Gorge for the Long weekend at least.
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Hey Darrell, I hope you make it down!

The forecast is looking really good for the competition, I'm headed down tomorrow.
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by ShonanDB » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 pm

Have a great trip Michael. The forecast throughout the competition looks awesome. Will be living vicariously through your, and the IWT site posts.
How long you staying down for? C36 heading down too?
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by Michael » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:20 pm

ShonanDB wrote:Have a great trip Michael. The forecast throughout the competition looks awesome. Will be living vicariously through your, and the IWT site posts.
How long you staying down for? C36 heading down too?
Thanks Darrell! Going for a week, Dave left today, probably sailing the Gorge now. :D
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by ShonanDB » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:26 pm

Have a great trip. Some great pics already starting to surface.
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by gabrielb » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:04 pm

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by ShonanDB » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:20 pm

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Nice one GB. Looks like Edvan Souza (BRA250) in the pic I posted is getting bigger air than your UFO...... :lol:
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by C36 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:46 am

S1 – windsurf – Swell City (2019 June 13)

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Circle. Delayed departure. 6.5 hours straight through. Arrived in town about 3:30 pm. One errand then out on the water. Circle of life played out as a giant dead sturgeon had washed up on the windward side of the point (no pictures out of respect). Wind was solid on arrival but patching and funky when I was out. Playful swell made it fun. Friendly locals cheering each other on. 30 degree air temp and 30+ mph wind! Refreshing to rinse off in the fresh water after a day on the road. Thai food truck dinner – yum! Gates up at the gravel pit so checked into Tucker Park.

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S2 – windsurf – Swell City (2019 June 14)

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By-pass. 15 degree drop in temps from 30 yesterday to 15 for the morning session. By-passed shopping for an early morning session on small gear (3.4/74) . Big swell! Big wind! Big Fun! Local chatter was ‘best day of the year’ (so far). Looks like the Hurricane sail loft has been reactivated – core group of locals were sporting their latest prototypes. Nice score for Tsawwassen’s first session at Swell City.

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S3 – windsurf – Swell City (2019 June 14)

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Repeat. Opted out of trip out east when wind graphs out there started to shoulder off and instead choose to return to similar conditions in the afternoon at Swell City. Tsawwassen had more fun in the afternoon than in the morning (I was the reverse). Wind got punchy and backed a little so I got grumpy.

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S4 – windsurf – Florence City (2019 June 15)

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Goldie Locks. Drove out to Newport last night. Quick surf check at Agate Beach and then off to Florence (as it was gusting 20 mph already). Arrived to small waves and steady wind. Rigged medium-gear (4.5/92) and let the wind come to us. Underpowered (slog n’ ride), just right (powered in and out with some jumping), then overpowered (a little angry). Ground swell was modest and wind swell was hard to read (changing, merging). Waves in the lee of the jetty were cleaner, but hard to reach. Still some fun playful multi-hit waves. Fun reunion session on the coast!

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by ShonanDB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:08 am

Great pics Dave. I see that you got one of the rarely seen "Florence Bigfoot" walking through the long grass in the last group of pics. :D
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