Good morning Gorge sports fanatics and happy Friday!
Today is yet another windy day in the Gorge. A mid-teen teaser start quickly builds into the 24-27range from Stevenson to Hood River by midday. This afternoon, we’ll have 23-26 from HRut to Rowena. Get your windsurfing and kiting in today, because tomorrow is a wind-free rest day.
Saturday looks like a fabulous day to enjoy one of these non-wind-related activities, cuz it’s going to be glassy: Discover Bike’s 8am hammerhead bike ride. Dirty Fingers Bike Repair’s 8:30am Ladyfinger, ladies only ride. A 9am meeting at Dog River cycles for the Cook Meadows work party. All day events include the 3000 foot downhill Hood River Super D in Post Canyon and windless Windfest at the Hood River Event Site. And there’s my pick, at 2pm at the Mosier School tomorrow. It’s the interesting Mosier talks, where a large number of people give 3 minute talks on interesting subjects.
Sunday gets you back on the water, as a Saturday night front drives Sunday morning winds into the 21-24 range. That’s right, it’s going to be windy at Windfest on Sunday. Head down there and take advantage of $5 gear demos and free waterstart and jibe lessons.
On a slightly different topic, the next five days look fantastic at the Oregon coast. It’s gong to be windy. Today’s swell is 9 feet, and the next four days see 5 to 9 feet every day. If I could go, I’d be there.
Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!