This week’s forecast is brought to you by the Sandbar Café, located at the east end of the Event Site, and open daily during the summer from 11am to 7pm. No longer do you have to lose your parking spot to go find food. You don’t have to head downtown in your wetsuit or dripping boardshorts. All you have to do is wander to the east end of the Event Site, right by all the schools, and order up some delicious food. If you head over on Wednesday and Thursday, Crazy Pete will cook your food for you! Sandbar Café has donated 5 fish taco and Tall Boy combos for this week’s giveaway. Score!
It’s going to be a hot and sunny day in both the Gorge and in Portland today, and that’s going to give us east winds today at Stevenson and Rooster Rock. Head to the western Gorge for 15-18 at best this morning. Come afternoon, those winds will back off. If you want to get on the water, get it today, because tomorrow doesn’t look very windy at all and neither does Monday. You’ve probably heard already, but the CGKA blowout from Stevenson to Hood River is postponed until further notice.
If it’s still windy in Stevenson this afternoon, there’s a Goya board and sail demo from 2 to 5 at Bob’s Beach. Coming up tonight, Windance hosts a windsurfer party, starting at 6pm, with food, drinks and Francisco Goya. If you’re still hungry after that, it’s Volcanic Bottle Shop’s grand opening – 1410 12th Street – with more free food. Also tonight, Hood River Community Education is showing the movie “Night at the Museum” at Jackson Park starting at dusk.
If you really want to get on the water this weekend, think about a coast trip for northerlies in the 25—30 knot range today from Astoria south and the 20-25 knot range tomorrow with a 7 foot swell at 8 seconds.
With the very light wind, today is a great day to head to the river for some standup paddling, wakeboarding, waterskiing, or kayak rolling practice. If you happen to be up early, head down to the Hood River Inn to cheer on the crazy Race Across Oregon riders. There are actually solo riders doing this 522 mile race. They finish in around 32 hours. That is insane.
Boaters, the White Salmon’s just above 2 ¼ feet and the Klickitat’s at 1110 cfs. With the heat, consider going rafting. I went yesterday with John from Wet Planet, and it was super fun!
That’s it for today. Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!
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