So, with the conclusion of the contest, we had a good time at the closing party. There were free drinks and lots of prizes for the competitors. I scored a sweet new wetsuit from O’neill, which will definitely be put to good use. Having a good wetsuit makes all the difference in the world when it comes to cold water.
Here’s an Ezzy team shot from the party. Unfortunately we missed Jesse Brown for the photo op. Let’s just say we were all having a good time, and the hand sign was supposed to be an E for Ezzy.
Photo from left: Sven Esslinger, Russ Faurot, Sam Bittner, and Diego Femenias
Next Sailing Stop; The Gorge!
With limited time, I was only able to get a few days in before flying back to Maui. I managed to score a nuclear 3.7 day at the Hatchery over the 4th of July weekend. That was really fun, and quite intense. Control is always an issue when it’s blowing 40kts! There were plenty ramps to be had, and lots of rolling swells to carve.
I didn’t get any pictures from the Hatchery that day, but here are a few from a more mellow Mosier session with family. I was sailing with my Dad and girlfriend, while my Mom took a few photos.
That’s Sam in close (http://sambittner.blogspot.com/), My dad in blue, and I’m leading the way in green. We all love the Ezzy’s Panthers!
All in all it was a great trip, and I even got to see the Windsurfing Movie II premier. It’s an awesome flick, and everyone should see it when it’s fully released.