This week’s report is brought to you by Crossfit Hood River , where your gym workout becomes a party with friends! I bet you’re wondering what this Crossfit stuff is… it’s a high-intensity workout including all sorts of activities, done at your pace, the faster the better. Why? Because this sort of workout pushes your limits, allowing you to work out longer (no matter what you’re doing) without succumbing to the evils of fatigue. If you’ve never tried Crossfit, it’s time. You can drop in for a free workout at the not-gym at 1816 Belmont to check it out. Class times are Mon-Fri at 6:30am, Mon-Sat at 9am, and Mon-Thur at 5:30pm. One of you is going to win a free month membership this week!
And if you’d like to get on the water, you’ll have your chance today. Weak high pressure off the coast has the early gradient at .11, with low clouds in the hole and the wind in the low twenties at the Hatchery. It will blow in the mid-twenties for a few hours at the Hatch and Sandbar, and then the wind will get gusty near Hood River, and build into the 24-28 range at Stevenson, briefly at Maryhill, and then out at Arlington and Roosevelt.
An upper low sets up off the coast tomorrow morning for a light start. As the low pushes across the Cascades midday, winds pick up into the upper teens near Hood River, filling in out east late in the day.
Kiters, I received an email yesterday from the Columbia Hills Park Ranger. The Lyle Sandbar is currently closed to kiting, and the parking area at the corner of SR 14 and old highway 8 is closed as well. Railroad law enforcement officers and police will be enforcing the parking and kiting bans, so for the sake of the fire suppression effort and your wallet, pick another place to go kiting.
Windsurfers, coming up today, Northwave presents a free windsurfing clinic from noon ‘til 2pm with master instructor Cliff Ryden. If you’re on the fence about going to this clinic, there are cool prizes donated by Da kine, promotion, Chinook, Northwave and Nolimitz.
Boaters, the White Salmon’s at 1.85 feet and the Klickitat’s in the fire zone, so it’s probably best not to head over there.
If you’re looking for something fun to do today, don’t forget about the Bigfoot Bash and Bounty in Home Valley!
That’s it for today. Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!
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