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Gorge Easterlies

Postby kitelife » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:41 pm

Anyone kiting the easterlies at the gorge (rooster rock) today?
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Re: Gorge Easterlies

Postby knotwindy » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:35 pm

Did Rufus yesterday, about the same chart. Powered 5m, smallish swell, everything backwards, middle of the river was fairly steady, weird and fun. Just two of us out, had to go for a once in lifetime experience.
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Re: Gorge Easterlies

Postby Hugh2 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:46 pm

I wish it was available on YouTube, but back in the day there was a VCR video of a guy windsurfing in 50-60 knots of easterlies in the Gorge, or at least attempting to, using what was probably a 3m sail. Epic!

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Re: Gorge Easterlies

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:01 am

Screaming waters is the name of the vid. Danny Tsudin (sp) was the rider, 220lbs 3m sail, note the board leash.

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Re: Gorge Easterlies

Postby ralu81 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:58 pm

Are you able to stay upwind?

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Re: Gorge Easterlies

Postby knotwindy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:09 pm

ralu81 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:58 pm
Are you able to stay upwind?
Dams are mostly closed so the current is fairly slow. Staying/getting upwind is not a problem but you do have to pay attention which is weird for the gorge. :jump:


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