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This is a Public Service Announcement- River be cold!
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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostMon Feb 12, 18 11:01 am    Rooster today Reply with quote

Sunny and lighter east winds. Caps out at Rooster today. Get some if you're equipped to deal with the cold waters.
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user124

Since 02 Aug 2012
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PostMon Feb 12, 18 12:03 pm    Re: Rooster today Reply with quote

Sasquatch wrote:
Sunny and lighter east winds. Caps out at Rooster today. Get some if you're equipped to deal with the cold waters.


The water level looks pretty high so there will be no beach to launch from meaning drift launch, launching in the parking lot and walking down the stairs or using a boat. Current conditions are for advanced kiters only at Rooster.

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docwild

Since 02 Sep 2015
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PostMon Feb 12, 18 2:52 pm    hypothermia Reply with quote

The coast guard chart is misleading. Use the 1-10-1 rule. 1 minute to overcome the gasp reflex, 10 minutes til exhaustion, 1 hour til hypothermia. Hypothermia can be delayed with a wetsuit; exhaustion is only mitigated with flotation ( wetsuit, PFD, surfboard, inflated kite).

In other words, cold water fatalities are usually exhaustion-related drowning before hypothermia.

FYI, the most recent non-drowning, river-immersion, hypothermia fatality in the Columbia River Gorge was during month of August (sit on top kayaker).

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coupdevill

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PostTue Feb 13, 18 12:23 pm     Reply with quote

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