AWT Pistol River Wave Bash day 2

E se in Costa Brava poco si è mosso nel day 2 della gara PWA slalom, dall’altra parte dell’oceano… anzi del mondo, sulla costa del Pacifico dell’Oregon per la precisione, la situazione è simile per il secondo giorno della gara wave AWT…  Pistol River Wave Bash.

Join the American Windsurfing Tour in Gold Beach, Oregon
June 8th- 12th for the 2016 Pistol River Wave Bash!
Wednesday-Sunday: June 8th-12th: Contest at Pistol River
Saturday, June 11th: Awards Celebration

2016 Pistol River Banner 8x4ft v1

Hiking Gold Beach, Oregon Coastline
Day 2 here in Pistol River and whilst the conditions stayed at bay that did not by any means defeat the AWT souls from making the most of a day.
Riders all met bright and breezy at 7am with the feint hope of an early morning Southerly wind but after a beach check came back empty handed and with a promising forecast later in the week the judges called a lay day.
 Conditions be damned in true AWT style all the Riders took full advantage of a free day.
 As mentioned yesterday the turn out of women for this event is excellent and at mid morning all the ladies congregated for the ritual AWT ‘Ladies Tea Party’ which is designed to inspire non windsurfing women, beginners and competitors alike. There was some classic comments from competitors when put on the spot, such as multiple Pistol River Champion Ingrid Larouche whose aim for this event is simply, ‘not to injure myself badly’ and Cecelia who managed to inspire and motivate event the mighty Sam Bittner with her ambition of  ‘just wanting to make it out and then hopefully back in again in order to prove to all the ladies out there that it is possible and you don’t have to be a legendary hulk to do this’.
The afternoon saw the drizzle clearing up and most opted to explore the stunningly beautiful surroundings of Gold Beach Oregon. From hiking trails in the near vicinity to beach runs, hot tubs and even jumping into the frigid Oregon ocean ‘solo con’ Bikini (OK only the mad did the later and it was swiftly followed by the hot tub!!).
 Tomorrow looks like the waves will start to pick up and we should be able to begin heats. First call will be at 9am. So stay tuned for more updates.