6/2 Gorge wind and coast wind and perfect dirt. What to do?

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 June 2, 2013

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Good morning,

There’s a new thing going in the Gorge: Wind not right to surf or kite? Stand up paddle and do it right! New Gorge Non-profit Club– the Gorge SUPer Club, Inc. is now offering season memberships for families and adults. Variety of boards brought to the *Site of the Day* each day starting June 21. No more lugging your gear around. Let the SUP Club do the work! All equipment provided for one low membership fee. No rentals. Members only. For complete details, email the SUP club or phone 541-8zero6-26one2.

It’s going to be a windy day in the Gorge today. The gradient isn’t quite up to my expectations this morning (no, I do not make the weather – I predict it, poorly, apparently), but it’ll still be windy. As of 7:14am, we had .08/.05. That’s enough for upper teens this morning. You can dawn patrol on your kite or slalom gear, or you can wait a few hours, when the wind will pick up to 23-26 from the Hatchery to Doug’s. Wait a few more hours, and you’ll have a shot at 23-26 at Maryhill and 21-24 at Arlington.

Tomorrow brings upper teen wind to start (but much steadier than your average teen), picking up to 22-25 midday. You’ll find the best wind tomorrow from the Hatch to Mosier in the morning and from Stevenson to Doug’s in the afternoon.

The Clymb: free membership. Cheap gear. Temira approves. Click to join.

Tuesday looks lighter in the morning, but should pick up into the upper teens to low twenties in the afternoon. The coast looks windy pretty much into the foreseeable future, especially Pistol, which will have a very hard time getting rid of Trudy Lary any time soon!

If you have need for photos of yourself windsurfing or kiting, keep your eyes open for the blue GrantMyrdal.com flags on the beaches starting today. Grant’s the guy who takes the ski photos at Meadows, and he’ll be around the Gorge shooting you today. Tarting sometime soon, he’ll have a booth down at the Event Site where you can purchase your photos. Grant’s mom, Mary, from South Africa, will also be here, so say hello and make her feel welcome.

In mountain bike news, the trails are nothing short of perfect right now, with no dust, no ball bearings, and pretty much no mud. Get out and ride before the sun dries things out next week! The dirt is so good on the 44 Road that I am actually considering skipping windsurfing today to ride my bike all day. Yes, that’s truly disturbing, I know. Coming up this afternoon, there’s pickup touch rugby at the Mosier School at 3pm, and there’s pickup Ultimate Frisbee at 4pm at the Hood River Marina.

Have an awesome day today!