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GRVN

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Hood River advice.
« on: July 07, 2021, 07:06:52 AM »
Aloha! I have couple weeks where my wife and kid will be out of country and I have been learning to wing and downwind foil here in Puerto Rico ( I am a good prone foiler already) I was thinking of jumping a cheap flight to hood river for a week but have never been there. Is there a cheaper surf camp style place with a shuttle for doing DW runs? I am still having trouble going up wind on the wing so I was hoping for a shuttle to have a bit of leaway without doing miles of the wlak of shame.

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Re: Hood River advice.
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2021, 07:30:17 AM »
The Big Winds shuttle isn't running, though there are a lot of people asking them to run it. The legit campsites are solidly booked in summer--especially this year. There's a lot of empty country though. I'm not telling you it's OK, but I've probably slept in my car in the Gorge before I lived here almost as often as I've slept in a bed, and I've lived here more than ten years.

Going upwind in the Gorge is like like doing a broad reach anywhere else, the current declines all summer but it rarely gets below 100,000 cubic feet per second. And all that water goes upwind.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2021, 07:32:58 AM by PonoBill »
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

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Re: Hood River advice.
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2021, 11:20:46 AM »
Thanks Bill ! I will look into that.

 


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