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GORGE HUCKFEST 2018 - It's Official

 
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Dern

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PostThu Sep 06, 18 9:24 pm    GORGE HUCKFEST 2018 - It's Official Reply with quote

It's coming back, officially. Details below, some of which are still evolving.

Facebook Version (and most frequently updated): https://www.facebook.com/events/1088329724652716


đź’¨SCHEDULING NOTICE:
The official event will be held on a Saturday and/or Sunday of either:
Sept 29-30
Oct 6-7
Oct 13-14...
...Depending on the wind forecast. We want everyone to go big, so we're shooting for a strong east wind forecast.

The event may span a Saturday and Sunday if we run out of wind for the final heats, as fall easterlies tend to fade during the day.

đź’¨EVENT INFO (More to come)
This is an event to celebrate our awesome PNW kite community by having as much fun as possible, doing what only kites can do... BOOST! Go big. Full-send. Huck it.

Jump as high as you can, as measured by the WOO height tracker (provided by Woo for the event). Height is the only judging criteria for podium placement, but PRIZES are on a scaling raffle system (read on...)

There will be awards for each division, as well as other FUN awards, such as Stoke Master, Best Kookslam, and Best Kiteloop.

👉PRIZE allocation will follow a weighted raffle system where raffle tickets are awarded by your best cumulative jump height in a heat. This means that anyone can win the best prizes. The prize pool will grow as sponsors come on board. We want everyone to walk away with something!

đź’¨COMPETITION DIVISIONS, (TBD Per registrations):
Men
Women
Foilers
👉Note: divisions may change to Advanced, Open, and Foilers depending on overall number of participants and to keep the event inclusive and FUN for all.

đź’¨WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Everyone that likes to jump - beginning huckers to pros. All entrants get entered into the prize raffle and their session jumps measured and tracked on the Woo device!

Note that Beginner-level kiters or kiters that have not kited in 30+ mph winds should not participate, for safety reasons.

đź’¨WILL THERE BE FOOD?!?!
Snacks and water will be provided for participants because food vending is not allowed in Oregon State Parks. A BBQ may be held at the awards ceremony, TBD.

đź’¨EVENT REGISTRATION
Please register online as soon as you can commit. Every participant will receive a Huckfest tee-shirt, Huckfest stoneware coaster set, and raffle tickets for the event prize pool!

Registration is $40.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gorge-huckfest-tickets-49973944413

Refunds will be available if the wind forecast moves the event date to a date you cannot attend


đź’¨EVENT SPONSORS (BIG THANKS):
WOO
OCEAN RODEO
2ND WIND SPORTS
THE PARTY PLACE
WINDANCE
NAISH
DAKINE
VINDUR HAO
SLINGSHOT


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Dern

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PostFri Sep 07, 18 11:33 am    Still looking for Safety Volunteers Reply with quote

I am still looking for more safety-trained volunteers for this event to ensure we have a safe environment for people to ride. This includes first response / emt / CPR / Lifeguard. At this point an active certification is not required, this is for increased safety response availability at the event.

I am also looking for volunteers for Jetski support. The jetski and driver do not need to be actively on the water at

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Sasquatch

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PostFri Sep 07, 18 12:24 pm    Re: Still looking for Safety Volunteers Reply with quote

Dern wrote:
I am still looking for more safety-trained volunteers for this event to ensure we have a safe environment for people to ride. This includes first response / emt / CPR / Lifeguard. At this point an active certification is not required, this is for increased safety response availability at the event.

I am also looking for volunteers for Jetski support. The jetski and driver do not need to be actively on the water at


FYI. . .

You might want to check out the boat ramps on the west end of the RR park. I'm pretty sure this time of year they are pretty useless as the cement ramps are not even covered with water in order to backup a trailer with a water vehicle.

A different story in the spring when there is lots more water moving down the river.

I think the next closest boat ramp is either Dalton to the east of the boat ramp at Blue Lake. I think it is called Chinook Boat ramp.

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Windance Crew

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PostFri Sep 07, 18 1:00 pm     Reply with quote

Awesome idea.

Windance is in for supplying some prizes!

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Dern

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PostSat Sep 08, 18 11:32 am     Reply with quote

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Awesome idea.

Windance is in for supplying some prizes!


Awesome that the local shops are supporting this local event! Stay tuned for more info as more sponsors come on board!

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McLovin

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PostMon Sep 10, 18 12:42 pm    Rooster Boat Ramps - OK Reply with quote


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McLovin

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PostMon Sep 10, 18 12:45 pm    Rooster Boat Ramps - OK Reply with quote

Hey Dern,

At the suggestion of a certain Sasquatch, I took a few pics of the boat ramps on the west side of Rooster Rock's boat lauch...short answer is they look fine for a jet-ski entry. Saw 2 trailers suggesting fishing peeps were using them successfully.

Hope that helps!

PICS Here: http://tinypic.com/a/abqiyv/4


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voy-tech

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PostMon Sep 10, 18 2:18 pm     Reply with quote

If i remember correctly though usually in October the water level drops to a point when you can barely pass a jet-ski through that channel off the boat ramp.
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PostMon Sep 10, 18 2:29 pm     Reply with quote

As a back up plan could launch jet ski at Dalton Pt

Just a suggestion

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PostTue Sep 11, 18 7:06 pm    Event Update! Reply with quote

Event registration is online at eventbrite. Please register as soon as you can commit!

Every participant gets entry into the competition, Huckfest tee shirt, Huckfest coaster set, and raffle tickets to the prize pool!

More sponsors are coming aboard to add shwag and other goodies to the prize pool!


COASTER SETS FOR 1ST, 2ND, 3RD PLACE IN EACH DIVISION AND FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT!
 COASTER SETS FOR 1ST, 2ND, 3RD PLACE IN EACH DIVISION AND FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT!  IMG_20180909_225041__01.png 

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bigjohn

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PostSun Sep 23, 18 7:36 pm     Reply with quote

Long Term GFS is looking like Tuesday 10/2 might be a good practice day!!!
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