I'm on a windsurfing trip...

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I'm on a windsurfing trip...

And my wife is the one making friends and getting invited back.

Very glad to have her along. Give rose

Story time and more pics later.

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Re: I'm on a windsurfing trip...

Looks like a cape house.
I’m on my way to family reunion in Seaside Oregon
Apparently there are no longer rentals in the Gorge. Have a great time

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Re: I'm on a windsurfing trip...

Never met your wife. Which one is she?

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Re: I'm on a windsurfing trip...
toolman3336 wrote:

Never met your wife. Which one is she?

First pic should give you a hint.
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Re: I'm on a windsurfing trip...
nitro wrote:
toolman3336 wrote:

Never met your wife. Which one is she?

First pic should give you a hint.
Biggrin

Stormy weather came through last night so the usual wind cranked to 11 today. Made a short trip out on a 4.0 and realized it was over my skill level on the outside since the wind was slightly offshore and a confused 3 foot swell coming from two directions at the same time. The wing guys later when things weren't quite as insane were on 2.5s. Some guy threw a few forwards and backloops and more than a few were doing a bit of freestyle. The general level is very good yet at the same beach on less windy days, several dozen are taking lessons daily. Also, about 15-20% of the windsurfers are women, much more than what we see in the US. Mari and Demetra in the pic above both windsurf and Mari also wings.

I'm visiting long time forum poster and correspondent (Dimitris Savidis) in Paros, Greece. He, his wife and all his friends have been amazing. In the next couple of days, I'm going to get the laptop out and write a whole lot more.
Top:Costas, Lisa, Dimitris
Bottom:Nina, Lisa, Dora, Mari, Demetra
Some of the group not pictured here, I'll post them as soon as I can.

Pic below early today before everyone got out

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Re: I'm on a windsurfing trip...

pic Dimitri took the other day

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Re: I'm on a windsurfing trip...

Forecast was force 4 (16-21 kts) instead. Second force 6 day in a row with spray blowing off white caps this afternoon and 3-4 ft swells outside.
Top pic from lunchtime when it was just normal 4.5. Sailed a cool 78l. RRD trifin that was super easy to sail in the confused chop.

Greek word for white caps is "sheep"

The sail shed door for 6-7.0 wasn't even open this morning.

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Re: I'm on a windsurfing trip...

"lots and lots of wild, angry, wool-blown sheep on the hunt out there"

I like the name : )

(don't the british call 'em horses? or white horses?)

hope the trip and sailing continue to be great!

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Re: I'm on a windsurfing trip...

Looks like a nice place for windsurfing.
I would like to go there. What is the cost?

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Re: I'm on a windsurfing trip...

Rooms, food and board rental are quite affordable and good value. The expensive part is getting here.

Dinners out are running 20-25 including house wine. I paid a lot more for a seedy room in Jacksonville for the Midwinters. Gear rental is great. Full fleet of last couple of year's RRD boards and sails. I've been on 104,96 and 78l freestyle wave boards except the couple of times I windfoiled

https://www.booking.com/hotel/gr/paros-philoxenia.el.htm

https://paroswindsurfcenter.com/

fwiw, another powered up 5.0 day. Tomorrow's forecast- same

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