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Newcomers guide to winter sailing
by Dave Ryan from Portland/Oregon
This guide is meant to give you the information to sail in comfort and as much safety as possible thru the winter so whether you are a wave addict or a high wind junkie stuck in the Pacific Northwest for the winter you can get on the water and emerge into the spring with sharp sailing skills ready for another great season of wind and waves. In this article we will take the accumulated wisdom of the experienced winter sailors and boil it down to a user friendly guide packed with good information.
Phil Soltysiak tow-in on the Gorge
Phil Soltysiak(Starboard/Sailworks) from Canada shows a few tow-in moves on a rare wind-less summer day in the Gorge.
Unreal river rippers
Two examples of some truly dedicated river rippers:
Surfers in Alaska ride waves for an astonishing five miles
The magical event played out on the Turnagain Arm in the Cook Inlet near Girdwood, thanks to a phenomenon called a tidal bore, caused when the leading edge of an incoming tide pushes against an opposing current or the direction of a river. This creates actual tidal waves. For most surfers, a really long ride might last about 20 seconds and cover 50-60 yards.
Waimea rivermouth goes off
This happens a few times every year...a bunch of bored dudes dig out the sand where Waimea River on the North Shore of Kauai, Hawai meets the shorepound. A fun afternoon of semi-surfing.
Freestyle Windsurfing @ the Delta
location: the Delta, Sacramento River/CA USA
source: Chris Eldridge - vimeo
Big day @ The Wall
From Mike Godsey/iwindsurf.com: "This is a fast edit of some video I shot at The Wall this Monday July 12. Men were mostly on 3.2's to 3.5's while women were mostly on 2.8's."
You can find the video on Mike's website:
Once you are there click on the "Video" link. You can pick the size and resolution you want for the video.
source: Mike Godsey/iwindsurf.com