Hank's WindLog for Saturday June 23, 2007

13th session in 2007
Sailed at Doug's Beach, WA
Wind from the W (mph)
        Average: 25
Rated a 8 of 10

Board: F2 Wave 259
Sail: 5.5 Nash Koa
Fin: Wave fin
Suit: 3/2 Full
Water Temperature: 62 F
Air Temperature: 75 F

Just got back to the Gorge. Saturday was pretty overcast. Supposedly the Hatchery was going good, and it seemed that way on driving in--folks were zipping across the river. But on closer inspection big gusts were rolling through followed by big lulls. I almost decided to go out on a 5.5 with the floaty Veloce, so I could sit in the lulls while surviving the gusts, but ultimately decided that would really suck. So I gave up my prime parking spot in front of the johns and headed to the windless east. iWindsurf said eventually the wind would fill in here, but it wasn't looking good. Clouds were everywhere and some spots of sun over Hood River weren't encouraging. So I sat. Eventually another guy got out his 6.5, so I carried mine down the hill as well. Luckily before I had rigged anything the wind picked up and I went back for my 5.5, which did pretty well for the next two hours. It died right after that, so good to be there ahead of time. BTW I'm in Memaloose A44 for the next two weeks.