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Bands of Beach Bash

We are stoked to have so much awesome live music coming to town for 10 Barrel Beach Bash 2016 – June 23rd – June 26th

Here is the lineup:

Thursday – Pray For Wind Party at Stonehedge Gardens – 6-10pm with local favorite Bart Popenoe

Friday’s Outdoor Concert at the Waterfront Park, 6-10pm.

We are stoked to have Dirty Revival coming out from PDX to rock the Park.  Check out their latest music video here:

Saturday, we have music all day lined up at the Hood River Event Site starting at 11AM

Kids show from the Underground Music Station

Brand new local band, Soul Prophet, featuring Amber Nelson on lead vocals.

Another local ringer, Antonyms.  Check them out @antonymsmusic.

Closing the evening is a Gorge Windsurfing favorite – The Ultronz!  New or old to the Gorge, you will not want to miss these guys rock the Beach!

Board Member Notes Vol. III

CGWA Board Member Notes

Vol. III by Julia Norman

Ahhhhh, windy summer weekends in the Gorge – there’s nothing like it! My Monday morning ritual as I get up, get a cup of coffee, and sit down at my computer to catch up on things sounds like: “Ow, ouch, ow.”  Time to go back to work so I can rest my body, that is, until the next after-work session.

Windfest is coming up soon. Mark your calendars for June 29-30. Have you always wanted to sail the Blowout? Well, it’s back on Windfest weekend! And if you’re available that weekend to volunteer a bit of your time to help make Windfest happen, register here or contact Greg at cgwa@gorge.net.

Yesterday continued a trend of windy Sundays this year; I started on my brand new 4.0 cranked down tight and ended on my 3.5, sailing with friends at the Hood River Waterfront Park. Here are some pics I took of yesterday’s sailing while I enjoyed a post-session beer:

Roo!
Playing together upwind of the WS bridge
Tom powered up on a 4.2 greeting SUPers finishing a downwinder from Viento
Our very own Mike Schock having fun

Truth be told, sometimes I prefer the mellower days of more relaxed sailing on bigger gear, like on my 5.0 and 100 L board a week ago:

Plenty of days like this in the summer, especially late afternoons if you’re part of the 9-5 crowd like I am.

To follow up on Mike’s post from last week: we’re beginning our 13th summer in Hood River and it’s been 13 years of living in heaven. When the wind arrives, the water warms, and the sun shines, we can’t believe our luck. And then when it cools down in the fall and you sail that final easterly of the season from Blackberry Beach, it’s all good because it’s time for the slow down of winter with snowstorms and the peaceful side of Hood River. We are so thankful for our good fortune to make this our home.