6.28 Forecast

Good morning everyone. I was up all night being tormented by my neighbor’s blasting televisions. Earplugs. Not good enough. Pillow over the head plus earplugs. Still could hear it. Blanket over the top. Still. Grrrrrrr. Anyway….

First off today, some congratulations go out to the super D winners. Adam Craig took the pro mens and Sara Johnson took the pro womens. But more importantly, local division winners include Tyler Horton, Michael Keeps, Colton Swearingen, Malcom McCurdy, Kelly Nokes and Jill Crimmons, who actually had the fastest time of all the women! Way to go Jill!

Second, there’s a CGWA swap meet at the Expo Center today. Third, don’t forget about Windfest, where $5 gets you equipment demos and free group windsurfing lessons.

Speaking of winds stuff, today’s going to be just like yesterday, only windier. If only we could say that every day. By the end of the summer it’d be 3.0 or better every day. Seriously, though, a weak front is making its way across Oregon this morning, and that’s making the wind blow. With early gradients at .12 and P-town suffering the marine deck blues, the corridor gives us wind today. It’s 17-21 early and 23-26 by midday. The marine deck will likely disintegrate by midday, for a midday lull. Watch for the evening mid-twenties rebound at Mosier and Doug’s.

A 15-18 start Monday morning gives way to mid twenties Monday afternoon.

I dont’ think I’m supposed to tell people to leave the Gorge, but you really should hit the coast the next few days. Listen: 25+ from Seaside South for the next three days. 9 feet today, 10 feet tomorrow, 7 feet Tuesday.

Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!


6/27/09 Party Forecast

Good monring gorge sports fanatics and happy weekend!

My what a busy day we have today! It’s not windy this morning, and there’s only a 20% chance or so of 17-21 late this afternoon in the corridor. So, it’s on to everything else. First, at 8:30, meet at 10 speed coffee for the Dirty Fingers Ladyfinger, ladies only ride.

For your all day entertainment, come watch the Hood River Super D, Downhill bike race in Post Canyon, or… check out Windfest at the Hood River Event Site, for free windsurf lessons and $5 demos, including stand=up paddle, or there’s Blues, Brews and Barbeque, a music fest, in Stevenson. And finally, at 2:00 today, at the Mosier School, is Interesting Mosier, where a lot of interesting people give very short talks on very interesting subjects. Wow… how am I ever going to do all of those and still stay rested for tomorrow’s wind.

Oh, and don’t forget the Dirty Finger/10 Speed/HR Super D afterparty at Dirty Fingers starting at 4pm and continuing until ???? tonight. Free beer, free footlongs, free f-ing awesome party!

Clouds crowd into Portland tonight, bringing wind. Tomorrow stars with low twenties in the corridor. With strong high pressure off the coast, winds build quickly into the 26-30 range. It’ll be a good day for lessons and demos at Windfest. Kiters, a friendly reminder: it’s a $1000 ticket at the Lyle sandbar. It’s very sad, but very true.

Finally, it’s ripping at the central coast and it’s going to stay that way for the next four days. Today’s swell is small at 4 feet, but tomorrow brings 8 and Monday brings 9.

Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!