If you want to learn to kite, you want to learn from the best, and around here, that’s Cascade Kiteboarding. Why? On-the-water lessons take place at the west end of Well’s Island, away from the chaos of the sandbar. Your lesson will be one-on-one, with radio helmet instruction, this year’s gear from Da Kine and Liquid Force, and dedicated jetski assistance. And let me point out that Cascade Kiteboarding is the ONLY school with those radio helmets, so it’s the one school where you won’t have an instructor yelling at you while you’re learning. One of the lucky people on the email version of this forecast will win a two hour kiteboarding lesson later this week.
The low clouds are a lot less dense this morning, so we’ll see weaker west wind today. You can expect 15-18 this morning from Stevenson to Mosier, picking up to 22-24 by late morning from Stevenson out to Doug’s.
Weak high pressure builds across the Cascades tomorrow, for a warm, sunny day with a little less wind. We’ll see 8-12 in the morning from Stevenson to Hood River, picking up to 16-18 in the afternoon in the western Gorge.
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Coming up on the weekend, cooler air returns to Portland bringing stronger wind to the Gorge. We should start off with 22-24 on Saturday morning, building to 25-29 by Saturday afternoon, with the strongest wind between Viento and The Dalles.
Sunday looks pretty similar to Saturday, maybe a little lighter, but still plenty of wind for windsurfing and kiting.
If you want events, tonight is the Post and Pint ride out of Dirty Fingers at 5:30, where you can enjoy leftover beverages from Mitchell’s 40th birthday party. Tomorrow morning the Disco Divas ride Hospital Hill, meeting at the Spring Street Corral at 9am. If you’re a kayaker, you won’t want to miss the kayak party tomorrow night at the Kayak Shed’s school down by the event site. For the rest of you, boat rentals down there are 50% off all day tomorrow. Coming up on Saturday, it’s the King of the Hook windsurfing contest, an old-school freestyle event that will be great fun to watch!
Have an awesome day today!
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