Got the bags packed with a full quiver of Airush Varials 6/9/12m. It's time to head to Sherman Island and meet up with the Airush kiteboarding west coast demo tour. Looking forward to travelling south and get some of super smooth wind. And don't forget 90 deg. air temp & sunshine.
As we pull up I can already see kites in the air and my adrenaline is making it very hard to sit still in the car. We show up and exchanged high fives with the Airush crew. I think my impatience to ride was not hard to miss and I pumped up the 9m and headed out!
Out on the water is so surreal. I love the way everything quiets down with only the sound of the wake as the board cruises so effortlessly across the water. This evening was something special and the lighting of the setting sun reflected perfectly off the spray making every drop visible. Everyone had smiling faces and the energy was high.
Saturday started off super mellow and the wind was just a faint breeze till about 3pm. With the low tidewater we came out and combed the beach for treasure! I found some good pirates booty in the form of broken glass on the beach we launch and land on. Good karma and pleasing the wind gods!
The evening was awesome with a great BBQ courtesy of Maui Mike. It's great to see such an amazing crew of people get together and be able to relax, share stories and just be able to put everything aside but the moment.
Big Thanks to Nate Volk for taking these amazing photo's! He was out wading in bass infested waters and managed not to get bit! Check out more of Nate's photo'sOn the way home we checked the forecast and southern Oregon had some good frontal winds as a pressure system came in from the coast! We stopped by Emigrant lake in Ashland and had a great session for about 2-3 hours. I love kiting where I grew up. Back to Hood River now, time to get ready for instructing and shredding!