I love the NPH forecast.

Good morning everyone, and happy Monday.

It was a low twenties start this morning as marine clouds were stymied in their eastward progress last night. That doesn’t mean we won’t see wind today. With high pressure off the coast – the North Pacific High, actually – and warm air in the desert, we’ll see solid 19-23 this morning, building to the 22-25 range from Mosier to Rowena this evening.

Ah North Pacific High. We love you North Pacific High. You make the wind blow in the Gorge. You make the wind blow at the coast. What’s not to like about you. You’re the best. Marry me? Wait… I’m getting a little carried away now…

As upper flow turns more northerly tomorrow, winds back off a bit. It’s going to be a light start to Tuesday, followed by 16-19 in the afternoon, just enough for some kiting or slalom sailing in the corridor and at Stevenson.

Wednesday is looking like easterlies at this point as temperatures warm near ninety across the state.

If you’re thinking of going coastal today, it’s still looking good. The forecast is 20-25 knots with higher gusts from Seaside down to Florence today and tomorrow. Combine that with a 9 foot swell today and a 7 foot swell tomorrow and you’re looking at a couple of epic days on the coast!

For something mellow tonight, there’s free tai chi at Wilson Park in Hood River at 6. Or you could meet up with all my friends from San Francisco and drink Scorpion Bowls for something less mellow.

On Thursday – I know, early warning – women windsurfers and standup paddlers get togheter for the Butterfly Effect, Hood River. Meet at Big Winds at 10am to register. There’s a downwinder, followed by a party at Double Mountain at 7pm. All waterwomen are welcome at the party!

Whatever you do today, have an awesome day!


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!