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(W/F) Foiling Floras Lake

 
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mikeinhoodriver

Since 23 Apr 2009
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down wind somewhere
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PostWed Aug 25, 21 2:53 pm    (W/F) Foiling Floras Lake Reply with quote

Has anyone wing foiled at Floras Lake? Heading down this weekend but new to foiling. Just curious if it is doable? I windsurfed there many years ago but cant remember what it was like there. Any tips are appreciated. Very Happy

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IWantToFly

Since 29 Jul 2019
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PostWed Aug 25, 21 2:59 pm     Reply with quote

Tons of peeps are doing it and the school is teaching it so there will be plenty. They are all launching from the school are and staying lower on the lake to stay out of the way of the kiters.

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mikeinhoodriver

Since 23 Apr 2009
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PostWed Aug 25, 21 3:02 pm     Reply with quote

IWantToFly wrote:
Tons of peeps are doing it and the school is teaching it so there will be plenty. They are all launching from the school are and staying lower on the lake to stay out of the way of the kiters.


Is the access still on the north end of lake?

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IWantToFly

Since 29 Jul 2019
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PostWed Aug 25, 21 3:19 pm     Reply with quote

Yes, but either the wing-a-lings are all coming from the school or, if they are on their own, they seem to be walking around the east/campground/school side of the lake to launch with wings. This also might be because that N and W sides are so much shallower on initial launch.

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Justsmile

Since 20 Jul 2009
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PostWed Aug 25, 21 8:25 pm     Reply with quote

No foilers or wingers on our part of the flats on the north end. Territory time. Smile. Honesty too dang shallow for your expensive carbon fiber pieces of art. Just cross little dune and hit the ocean where it’s super deep!!
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Freeride Kiter

Since 08 Jul 2011
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PostThu Aug 26, 21 3:41 pm     Reply with quote

Unless you have a short mast, go south a little to avoid the bottom and weeds. Please note, it's a crazy walk through the trees, to the trail on the ocean side if you can't get back up wind.
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mikeinhoodriver

Since 23 Apr 2009
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PostThu Aug 26, 21 5:22 pm     Reply with quote

Freeride Kiter wrote:
Unless you have a short mast, go south a little to avoid the bottom and weeds. Please note, it's a crazy walk through the trees, to the trail on the ocean side if you can't get back up wind.


Thanks for the heads up.

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nosbocaj

Since 19 Jul 2014
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PostFri Aug 27, 21 12:14 pm     Reply with quote

You'll definitely need a shorter mast. I've foiled there on a 36" mast, and it was tricky towards the north parts of the lake. It's doable, but a sub 28" mast would save you the headache.

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