If you have more questions contact me directly at:
: has anyone ever been to Camp Surf at the gorge? try any other activities?
: How is it and people etc??
My wife and I went 1rst of Sept 94 for a week. It was a bit late for really
good winds, but we got a good easterly and 1 day of 4.0 at the Hatch.
Instruction was first class. Ernesto (head instructor) is a really good
instructor. All of the instructors were endlessly patient. The video replay
wasn;t as good as I'd hoped, but that was partially my fault. I didn't
play to the camera enough - I thought they had a longer telephoto on.
We had mostly Mistral equipment since they are doing the Vela folks also
(Ernesto and Carrie were at Vela Baja this past winter), and Ezzy sails.
Masts were Fiberspar Carbon and Booms were Chinook. By the end of the
season some of the equipment gets a bit battered; but they patch stuff
every evening (sand fins, fill dings, ...).
The extra activities made uo for our lack of wind - mountain bikes to your
own room for the week, so you always have transportation, white water rafting,
Food was OK (not bad) but we didn't go for gourmet. The quality and quantity
were fine. No stingyness there.
Highly recommended. Especially for a first Gorge trip. The fact that they
pile everyone into a van and go where the wind is, is a really big bonus
over places based at a single locality!
We had a great time. They provided entertainment in the way of other activities
when the wind wasn't up. They were very congenial hosts - including putting up
with the guest who thought they were there as personnal servants!
The instruction was good, and there was plenty of good equipment for everyone
there. When the wind was elsewhere in the Gorge, we went to the wind.
Only one caveat- if you don't want some instruction, go elsewhere. The whole
week was centered around daily clinics and they did video analysis so that
you could see what you were doing wrong.
I'm a satisfied customer.