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tinyE

Since 21 Jan 2006
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PostMon Mar 27, 23 6:05 am    road's end question Reply with quote

hey all,
are there invisible rocks out there? or am i ok to foil until i see the rocks?
when is the best time? (guessing low tide?)
thanks!

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Wind Slither

Since 04 Mar 2005
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PostMon Mar 27, 23 10:18 am     Reply with quote

Hey Tiny,

It's been a while and I've never foiled there, but I don't recall any issues with rocks. Tide shouldn't matter.

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windpig

Since 28 Aug 2008
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PostMon Mar 27, 23 2:24 pm     Reply with quote

I think if you point sail at Roads End, you'll be alright, but there are definitely some rocks downwind of the main launch... Big, eat your foil for lunch rocks! Especially the closer you get to the Hotels. The shark fin rock has a killer little point off of it though. At least the couple of times I've done the Downwinder there.

Other's may know if the regular launch spot has rocks around or not.

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Reaper356

Since 10 Dec 2006
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Salem / LC Oregon
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PostMon Mar 27, 23 5:47 pm     Reply with quote

I think you are safe there. Look at google maps, you can see them down by Chinook Winds a bit further south - those ones snuck up on me and almost ate me once - don't go there! Wink

Those things go out a ways too! Stay frosty!

I'm curious to hear how it goes.

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Sid-X

Since 21 Jul 2019
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PostWed Apr 05, 23 12:27 pm     Reply with quote

Hi, I’m not a foiler but I’ve kited Road’s quite a lot. As previously mentioned, as long as you stay at the park there and N of the hotels you should be fine. Once you get to the hotels between Roads and D river there are a lot of sneaky rocks that will often make an appearance right in front of you as soon as you drop in. I’ve bounced off a few doing downwinders.

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Gman

Since 11 Feb 2006
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Portland
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PostTue Apr 18, 23 4:56 pm     Reply with quote

i've foiled out front no issues

I've tow surfed down the beach at low tide and could see starfish on the rocks as i bailed in a nick of time

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