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Can I get a 1st Timer Kite-Guide to the Floras Lake

 
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stevegriffith22

Since 14 May 2006
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PostFri Jul 28, 17 11:22 am    Can I get a 1st Timer Kite-Guide to the Floras Lake Reply with quote

Just Looking for opinions, directions, times of year where to camp that makes life easy for the family and kiting ect...
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Windian

Since 28 Apr 2008
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Newport, OR
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PostFri Jul 28, 17 11:26 am     Reply with quote

Where the heck is Florence Lake?

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stevegriffith22

Since 14 May 2006
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PostFri Jul 28, 17 11:56 am     Reply with quote

FLORAS FLORAS FLORAS.....thanks for the catch, appreciate it. .

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ldhr

Since 21 Jul 2009
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Hood River
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PostFri Jul 28, 17 4:37 pm     Reply with quote

everything you need to know - http://www.floraslake.com/flw2.html

the season is
april - may (shoulder season cold wet some windy days)
june - july - august (prime season north winds)
september - october (shoulder season less windy days)
campground is right on the lake. the lake is adjacent to the beach.
http://www.co.curry.or.us/Departments/Parks/Boice-Cope-Park

it's a small place, small campground with no entertainment for children except the nature of the lake and ocean. the beach is a short walk around the lake and over the dunes.
when i say no entertainment for kids - i mean that in a good way. it's quality time with the family - you just need to be creative.

and take warm clothes and sleeping bags for the chilly nights and mornings.

lake is cold - full wetsuit.

shallow north end of lake is great for learning to kite or practicing a new skill like riding strapless or learning to jump.

my whole family (4 of us) learned to kitewith Will and Andy - the best teachers on the west coast.
http://www.floraslake.com/flw2.html

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yellowblackandwhite

Since 20 Aug 2016
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PostFri Jul 28, 17 7:53 pm     Reply with quote

Make sure you get reservations at the camp site! They get booked and the new stewards will not squeeze you in/overbook at the Boice Cope campground and you'll have to pay double to stay further away at the next available KOA campground.
Floras lake is my team's favorite spot. Solid steady wind, no chop and if you get in trouble, just stand up and walk out. It's awesome!

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stevegriffith22

Since 14 May 2006
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PostFri Jul 28, 17 8:03 pm     Reply with quote

Super bummed, just got my first lesson..... im 14th on the waiting list for anything there in august..... lesson learned. My bad..... not a chance im getting anything. Which tells me i need to make a note on my calendar to call in Feb. Guy was super nice though. Will try to stop in anyhow..

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dude abides

Since 06 Apr 2014
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PostSat Jul 29, 17 8:23 am     Reply with quote

ldhr wrote:

Will and Andy - the best teachers on the west coast.


I 2nd that. Along with Will's sons, and probably whoever else has been hired since my time there, exceptional crew.

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br-hr

Since 16 Aug 2017
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PostWed Aug 16, 17 8:08 pm     Reply with quote

Most importantly, that general store in Langlois has $5 growler fills EVERY DAY! They had Double Mountain Gypsy Stumpy last time I was down there.

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Ho-Toe

Since 30 Apr 2014
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PostThu Aug 17, 17 10:05 am    Langlois Market Reply with quote

Those hot dogs are pretty damned good too...

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deminimis

Since 15 Jul 2014
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PostFri Aug 18, 17 2:16 pm     Reply with quote

br-hr wrote:
Most importantly, that general store in Langlois has $5 growler fills EVERY DAY! They had Double Mountain Gypsy Stumpy last time I was down there.


This is true. Best part of the trip (and responsible for some funny text messaging (or so I'm told)).

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Jbruck

Since 17 Jun 2016
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Eugene, OR
 



PostWed Aug 23, 17 9:48 am    Floras this weekend Reply with quote

Stoked to head to Floras to camp overnight Friday and ride all day Saturday! Had a great first Floras experience a little bit ago, and can't wait to head back for longer sessions this time. I'm hoping for a tent site at the campground, but with the wind coming in the next few days I imagine it might be busy. What's the best backup plan, KOA or Cape Blanco?

I'm also relatively new to Oregon and hoping to get into the kiting community here, so come say hi and I'll have a beer with your name on it Very Happy I'm usually on a black and red Ozone Enduro, so if you see that kite it's probably me.

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Dog Patrol

Since 20 Jul 2009
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PostWed Aug 23, 17 4:26 pm     Reply with quote

This time of year the Koa is the best choice. It's out of the fog line has a pool and hot tub and is 5 minutes away. Pankcakes some mornings and an evening train ride around the park:-)! Sun shines about 7-8 when the lake is fogged in for the first few hours or you r just waiting for the dew to dry up!
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