The cheap beach we sail out of is on the Washington side: its' just up river from Swell City at the top of the hill, look for the porta-potty LOL( downriver from the Hatchery) It's basically a turn off a small rocky rigging area and a sketchy walk down a cliff to the water. The first time they took me there I thought it was a joke.
We sailed the new park last year: it's nice but when the wind died I drifted all the way to the event site (while USWA nationals were being held) there were only about a thousand sailors and spectators to watch me do the "walk of shame". GOOD TIMES!!
I won't be going this summer unless air fares come down a bunch!! We usually stay in Hood River but travel as far as Stevenson to Arlington. We prefer cheap beach to the event site near town.
Last year the wind shut off mid-week so we drove to the Oregon coast. I would love to sail Manzanita!! It was 106' in Portland and 65' on the coast! cool mist coming off the 50' water. I had to get wet, but I didn't stay in very long!
With plane fares so high were hoping to sail Lake Michigan alot. Nothing beats sailing in the waves!
Do you ever get out this way?
Hot chicks are always welcome on the MI Windsurfing forum. Jeannie says this is Facebook for windsurfers. Not really sure what I'm doing but I thought it might fuel the stoke out here.