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ABK Camp - Hood River vs. Bonaire

 
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AAAknot30



Joined: 03 May 2004
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: ABK Camp - Hood River vs. Bonaire Reply with quote

Looking to do a sailboard vacation in summer. Normally sail in SF Bay. ABK is in Bonaire in July and in Hood River in August.
What can I expect from both places in those months?
Need to work on my planing jibe.
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pacspeed



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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: RE: ABK Camp - Hood River vs. Bonaire Reply with quote

I dunno about you, but every time I go to the tropics in the summertime, I feel like Ive wasted a big effort. Summer is beautiful and brief in Oregon, so my rec is to enjoy it while it lasts. Save Bonaire for the depths of winter, when you will really appreciate it.
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Caribchakita



Joined: 05 Jun 2001
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Location: Bonaire

PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 10:45 am    Post subject: RE: ABK Camp - Hood River vs. Bonaire Reply with quote

Winds in Aug. are typically on the lighter side in Bonaire. I concurr, Bonaire is best end of Nov. - July. The Gorge will be fun..berries to pick, hiking and more...

Annie
www.bonairecaribbean.com
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bobgatpdx1



Joined: 13 Oct 2002
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: RE: ABK Camp - Hood River vs. Bonaire Reply with quote

I agree about tropics in the summer - save that for Jan/Feb. Gorge is good in August. I attended the Gorge camp last year and learned a lot. Maybe Ill see you there this August.
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christopher_cf



Joined: 26 May 2004
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Location: Long Beach, California, USA

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 7:28 am    Post subject: RE: ABK Camp - Hood River vs. Bonaire Reply with quote

Dont forget San Luis Reservoir and Rio Vista in June. Last year the wind was cranking in both places and the clinic is actually a campground with great food made by the ABK folks! San Luis is particularly good for working on your planing jibe since it is flat water like Bonaire. Also, Clew First has a special offer if you go to the first camp on June 2-4.

Christopher
<a href=http://www.clewfirst.com>Clew First Windsurfing</a>
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wndsrfgrl



Joined: 30 Aug 2001
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Location: League City, TX

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 9:19 am    Post subject: RE: ABK Camp - Hood River vs. Bonaire Reply with quote

Were in Houston and the winds here normally bite in July so weve decided to do the ABK clinic in Bonaire on July 10-14. We also have non-stop flights from Houston to Bonaire which makes things a whole lot easier.

Were looking forward to the trip.
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