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pro sthetic

Since 01 Oct 2012
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PostWed Jun 04, 14 9:04 am    Big Tuesday-Best gorge day ever Reply with quote

Pepi said it best on FB. No point is speculating swell size. It was just epic, probably best gorge day ever. Glad to have been a part of the viento downwinder with gman, phil, mark, Kramer, stringy, mike etc. followed up by the Kirsten, pepi, bam bam crew. If anyone has pics, please post.

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Pepi

Since 16 Jun 2006
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PostWed Jun 04, 14 1:04 pm     Reply with quote

I honestly tried to take some photos with my GoPro, but those conditions were so ridiculously rowdy all my photos show is blurred big blobbing waves and white spray.
Definitely a few shots of my face as I am turning on the camera, where my facial expression looked more like a I was falling off of a cliff (full freaking out fish face).

Oh, yah, and the sound mic picked up either howling wind, or Kirstan and I screaming at each other like howler monkeys.

Yup, stupid big day with ridiculously overwhelming emotions afterwards.

I've tasted the crack and I need more.....

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JeffT

Since 07 Jul 2012
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Deep Southern Portland
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PostWed Jun 04, 14 1:50 pm     Reply with quote

Perhaps Chris Moore's vid will help folks understand this most epic gorge day:
[youtube]a6jUgBs-ZoQ[/youtube]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6jUgBs-ZoQ

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stringy

Since 23 Jun 2006
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vancouver
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PostWed Jun 04, 14 4:59 pm     Reply with quote

pretty amazing wind day on tuesday.
I've spent the winter kiting rooster in winds similiar to this, but the current wasn't opposing like it was on fat tuesday
never had I even given thought to having to depower a 5m kite. until yesterday.
wow 5m kites drift nice! haha

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pkh

Since 27 Feb 2005
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Couve / Hood
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PostWed Jun 04, 14 7:29 pm     Reply with quote

I just remember looking across the river thinking "WTF IS GOING ON HERE?" Like it was some kind of next level new element different kind of wind / river / global warming / apocalypse that even Al Gore could not explain.

I have not had a sense of wonder about the river like that since my very first time venturing into the channel on a 10m Aero in 2003. The swell at the time seemed like 15 footers when really it was probably barely 3 feet.

Yesterday was the real deal though... endless field of bigguns. Nothing will ever replace ocean wave riding for me but you don't see swell stack on itself like that in the ocean, it made me wonder how many places on earth does it even happen and how often.

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Mark

Since 20 Jun 2005
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PostWed Jun 04, 14 7:44 pm     Reply with quote

A Richard Hallman pic. Crazy fun!

   Fat Tuesday.jpg 

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Gman

Since 11 Feb 2006
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Portland
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PostWed Jun 04, 14 9:25 pm     Reply with quote

pkh wrote:
a sense of wonder


Hallman's shot of pro sthetic Matt Doces is insane!

At times I was just spacing out - watching the spectacle

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Aeolus

Since 20 Apr 2010
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PostWed Jun 04, 14 9:48 pm     Reply with quote

Shocked Oceanic fo sho....
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30knotwind

Since 20 Apr 2012
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White Salmon, WA
 



PostThu Jun 05, 14 7:11 am     Reply with quote

I updated the video above to remove the camera shake. Sorry not much kiting, but probably worth watching to see magnitude of the day, UNREAL!

http://www.30knotwind.com/2014/06/the-hatchery-june-3-2014-taste-of.html

Swell size was definitely ~12+ feet, based on mast sizes, see below.

(pic is from windfind's pic post on iWindsurf, http://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28337)


   6-4-2014 8-30-42 PM.png 

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kochease

Since 03 Jul 2008
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PostThu Jun 05, 14 2:49 pm     Reply with quote

The one day I decide to spend resting and sleepin at home cause I saw 45mph gusts eeerrrr!!!!!!! Mad Makes me sick to my stomach I missed so much fun... Love all the pics even if I'm bed riddin with wind missin guilt Crying or Very sad
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Mikeb

Since 22 Oct 2006
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Troutdale and Hood River Or
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PostSat Jun 07, 14 10:52 pm    Any more shots from FAT Tuesday? Reply with quote

Anymore photos from the Hatch last Tuesday? Keep them coming! What I've seen are unreal.
Who was the photographer on shore around 5:00pm with a tan long lens and tri-pod? Would love to see the reel of those shots. $$ . It set up the best late that day with some super smooth rollers. Makes you yearn for more!!

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TravisBickleRex

Since 30 Jun 2005
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PostSun Jun 08, 14 4:24 am     Reply with quote

The 2 photographers on the point were Steve Datnoff and Richard Hallman.

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