Wind Surfing on the Pistol River

The brochures for this area in Oregon promise “world class wind surfing” and I got a small taste of it when I arrived at Pistol River State Park around 530pm Friday.  The water in the foreground is where the Pistol River empties into the Pacific Ocean (which, as you may have guessed, is in the background).

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The first place I parked I saw these two wind surfers, a man and a woman, zipping back and forth across the river.

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The sky was clear and it was extremely windy so they both took advantage of that to practice some literal wind surfing – getting airborne:

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In this next photo she is easily 6 to 8 feet off the water:

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I’ll be in the area two more days, and there are supposed to be some great wind surfing spots further north, so I imagine I’ll be seeing more of this.