Friday, July 25, 2008

Finally some pictures

Before I go into more details about the trip, let me just throw some pictures up, because I know that's really all you guys care about ;-).

This one is Doug's Beach just as we arrived. As mentioned it was offshore breeze, so there was a bit of a swim out to the wind line...

I don't know who most of the sailors are below, but if one of them is you, I'm happy to provide a high res picture for you. I also took a bit of video, but I'm even more video-retarded than photo-retarded, so cut me some slack, I'll try to figure out what to do with it... (no offense to the real mentally disabled -- my readers).

Another shot of Doug's. The scenery was stunning.

There were a lot of awesome jibes at the hatchery

Your classic example of a "bad photo", but I kinda like it.

Bruce Peterson jumping. Came out fuzzy, but you get the idea.

Can you believe I sailed in that crap?

Josh from Windsurfingmag gets air!

Kevin getting ready to initiate a forward.
Many of us were thinking what you are thinking... "WTF?!"

Mind you, I don't think I caught any of these jumps at their apex.

This photo illustrates the conditions a bit.

Rider disappears in the spray from his own jibe.

He shoved-it

Josh jibe.

Lots of sails on the water... one measly kite.
The wall. If you look close you can see Mt. Hood on the right side of the picture.
Having a post session brew with the guys. Pretty spectacular views in every direction.

That's all for now. I just started a picasa acct, and I may just make it publicly accessible to save myself time :) Hope everyone gets some this weekend! Er, I mean... wind.


George Markopoulos said...


Andy said...

Does that kid Kai rip or what?! Note the length of his harness lines...

Catapulting Aaron said...

George-- thanks!

Andy -- Kai is definitely a great sailor. I saw him sail away from a bunch of loops and some ponches too. Lots of the freestylers out here are using 26"+ harness lines.

SlideHappySailor said...

Now I really got to get to the Gorge. Great photos! Even got my ugly brother jibing! made me smile!