It has been a long cool spring/summer start for us in the Gorge, but things are really kicking in to gear now. It is still cool with air temps in the 70s and water temp at 56 degrees, but the wind is up and expected to continue throughout the forecast period. The extra water flow from all of the snow that the Northwest got over winter is making for some of the most epic days I have seen in the Gorge. The Wall has mostly had too strong of a current, flattening the swell, but Arlington/Roosevelt have been going huge. I had two consecutive days at Arlington recently with 3.5 wind and extra large swell.
The pics are Holly cruising in front of a Hatchery macker and myself going for some hang time at Doug’s.