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Congratulations to our 2014 Gorge Windsurfing Awards Winners!

Here are our 2014 winners:

Most Stoked:  Rob Warwick
Most Selfless Windsurfer(s):  Sam and Scotia Bauer
“Dale Cook” Big Air Award:  Tyson Poor
Grom of the Year:  Kevin Johnston
Gorge Windsurfer of the Year:  Rob Warwick

Thank you all who participated in the nomination/voting process.  Also, thank you to everyone who showed up to the party to make for a fun and special evening.  And lastly, thanks to Springhouse Cellar and Pfreim for hosting us and providing some beer!  Please enjoy a few photos of our winners bellow.

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Photos of Phil Soltysiak Freestyle Clinic

2014 Gorge Windsurfing Awards

It’s that time of year for us to recognize the Gorge windsurfers who stood out from all the rest. We are now accepting nominations for the following categories.

Dale Cook Award: We all know Dale gets the biggest airs in the Gorge; that’s why we named this award after him. Now we want to know who else is going big and hucking huge. Be sure to send us a picture of the big air! 2013 Winner: Whit Poor.

Most Stoked: You know these people- their smiles are contagious and adds to your stoke. His or her positive attitude inspires and adds joy to your sessions. 2013 Winner: Fiona Wylde & Rhys Harriman (Postmortem Award Accepted by Bart Vervloet)

Most Selfless Windsurfer: This may reflect a one-time rescue or rescue attempt, or several selfless acts of kindness to fellow Gorge windsurfers. 2013 Winner: Bruce Peterson.

Grom of the Year: Groms 18 years of age and under are a big part of the Gorge windsurfing community. This youth windsurfer is a good role model for his or her peers & enthusiastic about Gorge windsurfing. 2013 Winner: Alex Chadney.

Gorge Windsurfer of the Year: This person is a steward of the Gorge and of windsurfing. He or she is a positive influence within the community. Overall good spirit, friendly windsurfer, kind to comrades and strangers, embodies and/or respects the Gorge lifestyle, etc. 2013 Winner: Fiona Wylde.

TO NOMINATE please fill out the following form:

Nominations will be accepted until noon on Wednesday, September, 27th.  Submissions received after then will not be considered.  Awards will be announced and presented at the awards party.  Time and Location TBA

All submissions (including pictures) are property of CGWA, and may be shared with our members and the public at CGWA’s discretion.

PWA Freestyler to do pre-King of the Hook Clinic

philip14PWA freestyle windsurfer Philip Soltysiak is in town and is going to do a FREE clinic for the CGWA Groms Program and participants of King of the Hook.  Come on down to the Hook on Saturday at 3:00PM to perfect, learn, and practice any moves to bust out at King of the Hook, which starts at 5:00PM on Sat.

Space is limited so please e-mail Greg at cgwa@gorge.net if you will be attending.

Open to kids and adults.  Must be a member of the Gorge Groms program to use CGWA gear, OR you can bring your own.