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Wintler Park Is Awesome!!

 
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Nak

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PostSat Nov 19, 22 6:39 pm    Wintler Park Is Awesome!! Reply with quote

Wintler in Vancouver was awesome today!!! There were some kiters across the river at the PDX launch, but no one at Wintler. I launched after everyone at PDX landed, the wind was probably the best I've seen here. There's a huge beach here, and on winds with any south in them, Wintler is superior to PDX. I hate kiting alone in the winter, so come check out Wintler!!!

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PostSat Nov 19, 22 7:09 pm     Reply with quote

This is just 17 min from my house! Didn't realize there was even a launch there with a possibility to kite so close to PDX. Definitely gonna check it out!

South winds you say...Is it better east or west?

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Nak

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PostSat Nov 19, 22 7:25 pm     Reply with quote

kitnasty wrote:
This is just 17 min from my house! Didn't realize there was even a launch there with a possibility to kite so close to PDX. Definitely gonna check it out!

South winds you say...Is it better east or west?


If there's any North in the wind, the Wintler launch sucks. But if there's any South in the wind, you get a great fetch with nice steady wind at the water line. What's nice is that you can drop your kite into a total wind shadow that exists at the north side of the beach. Big beach, great parking. ESE to SE to SSE works great at Wintler. West winds that work are extremely rare. Check PDX for wind conditions, and Weather Underground for multiple wind sensors that show direction. If it's E to NE, use the PDX launch.

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PostSun Nov 20, 22 8:17 am     Reply with quote

Like the trax ,looks a lot like what I do

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Ryan

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PostMon Nov 21, 22 8:50 am    Wintler Reply with quote

Nak, I was out on a sailboat and was trying to get a photo of you with Hood in the background but you quickly went downwind of me so I missed the opportunity.

The wind was very steady for easterlies!! Was a great day on the water!!

(assume you were the one out on the SS Kite foiling)

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PostMon Nov 21, 22 12:19 pm    Re: Wintler Reply with quote

Ryan wrote:
Nak, I was out on a sailboat and was trying to get a photo of you with Hood in the background but you quickly went downwind of me so I missed the opportunity.

The wind was very steady for easterlies!! Was a great day on the water!!

(assume you were the one out on the SS Kite foiling)


Dang! I wish I would have noticed the camera! LOL. That would have been a great shot. Yeah, I was flying an Orange & Black UFo and wearing a Kokatat drysuit + a yellow Gath helmet.

The wind was probably the steadiest easterlies I've ridden, very nice! Usually it's more like riding a bucking bronco with the gusts there!

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PostTue Nov 22, 22 8:58 am     Reply with quote

Try it on a southerly and you will quickly know FIGHT CLUB!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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