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Rescue Stance

Rescue Stance

Posted on Jan 4, 2015

RESCUE STANCE  by Shawna Cropas Rescue Stance is the most stabilizing body posture and a ‘core skill’ that we use at many different stages of our windsurfing game. The Rescue Stance is a major contributor to smooth execution, easy take offs from the beach, exact landings of a move and general perfect form in windsurfing. It’s the key to coming out...

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Hungry Waves

Hungry Waves

Posted on Dec 1, 2014

This icy winter has been eating up my equipment like a hungry heartless giant- Snapped mast, crunched booms, banged up sails and holes the size of tea plates in my custom board. It’s enough to make a grown woman cry. The waves were big- The winds were light and the rocks lured us towards them like the seducing calls of sirens. If the menacing rocks...

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The Heat of the Moment

The Heat of the Moment

Posted on Oct 4, 2014

“Passion for anything involves very strong and barely controllable emotions. Desire is a sense of longing, hoping for a person, object or outcome. The theme of desire is at the core of all love stories, which often create drama by showing cases where human desire is impeded by social conventions, class or cultural barriers.” I think this is why...

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The Art of Things

The Art of Things

Posted on Sep 5, 2014

Glassy head high surf has been coming at us from all corners of the globe. It’s been ecstatic ‘surf-gasms’ for weeks now. Not sure if it’s right to receive this much pleasure in one month. SUP, long boards and short boarding through our own ‘Endless Winter in Summer’. For that reason I took a day off to dive under the...

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Aloha to the Columbia River Gorge

Aloha to the Columbia River Gorge

Posted on Aug 25, 2014

“Take me to the river And wash me down… ”   Al Green Over the past few years many of our guests have asked Matt and I to bring our teaching style to the Gorge. Finally this summer we brought our Aloha to ‘The River’ for a four day weekend event. We ran the clinic out of Rowena on a beach front property. The location was superb...

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