Sailing With Graham At Doug’s – July 25 & 30
Graham (silver helmet) with new Gorge friends.
Graham Ezzy is not only Dave’s son; he’s a professional wave sailor, college student, and an outstanding young man who loves to share his passion for windsurfing with those around him. Graham joined me for two demo days at Doug’s Beach. He eagerly answered questions ranging from rigging to sharing the in’s and out’s of the latest freestyle move. Unfortunately I didn’t have a video camera to capture his energetic and entertaining sailing style.
Isn’t it front foot forward?
After rigging a new 2009 Wave Panther, he headed out and nailed a perfect forward off the first swell, and then a second forward off the next one. The transition on his return reach was equally amazing. Approaching the beach at full speed he cut hard up wind and in a flash was around the mast, hooked in and still on a plane heading back across the river. Graham’s first day in the Gorge was shared by several sailors who joined him on the water or just talked with him about the sport we all love. He will be joined by his dad this Saturday at Windance for a parking lot party at 7 pm. Come by and meet the Ezzy family. If the wind cooperates on Friday or Saturday, come sail with David and Graham and try the legendary sail that everyone is talking about. Watch the Ezzy website for an announcement of when and where. See you on the beach, Gary & Nancy
Chris from San Francisco sailed the new Freewave and SE…likes the locked in power of the SE.