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baz88

Since 21 Jan 2016
5 Posts
Western Australia
Kook



PostWed May 09, 18 12:10 pm    Australian moved to PNW Reply with quote

I'm a keen kiteboarder from SW Western Australia. Been in the PNW since January and still aint been on the water. Waay too long off the water! I had a pretty tight kiting community back in OZ and I don't know a single kiter here. Looking to make contacts and keen as to get a sesh in real soon.

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Scriffler

Since 03 Jul 2005
578 Posts
LYLE
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PostWed May 09, 18 12:41 pm     Reply with quote

Go to the event site on a windy day. You can kite with 100 of your best buddies!! Bring 🍺

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
1659 Posts
P-town
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PostWed May 09, 18 1:27 pm     Reply with quote

Scriffler wrote:
Go to the event site on a windy day. You can kite with 100 of your best buddies!! Bring 🍺


Bring 🍺 wherever you go. . . except for Sauvies Island between May 1- September Mad


Were did you end up moving here in the PNW?

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kbrossel

Since 26 Aug 2012
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PostWed May 09, 18 1:32 pm     Reply with quote

I hope you have a warm reception here. We went to Perth a few years ago and the kite community was amazing, Juddy took us to all the local spots. Just remember the Columbia is colder and swifter than the Swan River in Perth but no Great Whites to worry about.

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voy-tech

Since 08 Apr 2014
345 Posts
SE Portland
Obsessed

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PostWed May 09, 18 2:26 pm     Reply with quote

If you live in Portland and may be interested in kiting at the local "kite" beach (Sauvie Island) make sure to check out the fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143559056004225
Otherwise this forum is a great resource to get connected to the greater (coast + PDX + Stevenson + Hood River + Lyle + ...) kite community while off the water.

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Windian

Since 28 Apr 2008
757 Posts
Newport, OR
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PostWed May 09, 18 4:48 pm     Reply with quote

Are you into gorge kiting or coastal kitesurfing? Our season on the Oregon coast has been up and running since February. Some pretty epic conditions around here that will probably be similar to WA. Hope to see you out here!

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baz88

Since 21 Jan 2016
5 Posts
Western Australia
Kook



PostWed May 09, 18 11:41 pm     Reply with quote

Cheers for the feedback all.

Im in Sellwood, Portland.

kbrossel soo many sweets spots along Western Oz coast. Sweet you made it down there. I dont know Juddy, few of me mates would know. I'm from couple hours south of Perth. frequent trips to Lancelin and Woodies in Perth. Augusta in the south. Lano backpackers is the best. Beers and wind all summer.

looking forward to seeing you all on the water.

Good winds!

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consumer

Since 28 Nov 2010
394 Posts
banned
Obsessed



PostThu May 10, 18 6:13 am     Reply with quote

do you have a car?

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baz88

Since 21 Jan 2016
5 Posts
Western Australia
Kook



PostThu May 10, 18 7:28 am     Reply with quote

Yeah man. Got wheels.

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wylieflyote

Since 30 Jun 2006
1258 Posts
Puget Sound & Wa. Coast
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PostThu May 10, 18 7:40 am     Reply with quote

baz88 wrote:
Yeah man. Got wheels.


If it's sunny drive west, if it's cloudy drive east to the cloud line. If it's really cloudy you can find great sessions out in the desert: Arlington, 3 Mile, Roosevelt.

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macgruber

Since 06 Dec 2011
409 Posts
SE PDX volcano
Obsessed



PostFri May 11, 18 7:33 am     Reply with quote

http://www.windsurforegon.com/oregon-north-coast
Is a good free site for the North Coast though ikitesurf.com is worth the money as it gives more detailed human forecasts and lots of sensors. They have problems every year keeping the Clatsop/ Ft Stevens sensors running but if any nearby are over 18, it’s my favorite spot in Oregon with long downwinders and you can drive on the beach. Shipwreck is where most people meet and there’s a FB Site called North Coast Kiteboarders.

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Ho-Toe

Since 30 Apr 2014
136 Posts
thread-killer; non sequitur specialist
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PostFri May 11, 18 10:03 am    meat pies, mate Reply with quote

If you ever swing down thru Corvallis, there's a meat pie shop there should you need a fix. No chiko rolls or cornjacks, though! They just opened recently, so maybe they'll add those to the menu at a later date.

Very Happy

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baz88

Since 21 Jan 2016
5 Posts
Western Australia
Kook



PostSat May 12, 18 8:17 am     Reply with quote

Meat pies!! now where talkin. Fingers crossed there some sausage rolls down there to. Whats the name of the place?

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teabagger

Since 15 Jun 2012
47 Posts

 

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PostSun May 13, 18 5:34 pm     Reply with quote

Check out Pacific Pie Company in SE PDX (SE 7th). Worked for a New Zealand based clothing company in PDX and we had their meat pies at least once a month there. Kiwi approved

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Ryan

Since 14 Jul 2005
489 Posts
Oregon
Obsessed



PostMon May 14, 18 6:50 am    pie Reply with quote

After living in Oz for a few years I visit Pacific Pie Co now and again to sample a good pie. Was started and owned by a bloke from Oz. Sold it this year. Still a good eat!!

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Wind Slither

Since 04 Mar 2005
2307 Posts
The 503
CRAB-KILLER



PostMon May 14, 18 7:19 am     Reply with quote

We need more pie shops and Nurofen Plus. Perfect companions to your post session stubbies.

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baz88

Since 21 Jan 2016
5 Posts
Western Australia
Kook



PostTue May 15, 18 12:08 am     Reply with quote

I like how this thread got talking about pies Very Happy

I can ensure you I will be visiting these pie shops regularly.

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