Dave's Blog

Dave's Blog is all about life as the owner & manager of Windance Boardshop here in Hood River. The goal is to keep everyone in touch with the latest products, events & hot topics that are happening in and around Windance. Enjoy & feel free to throw back some comments.

 Hope to see you here soon,

Dave Nunn

New product

MYSTIC has arrived at Windance   Mystic makes incredible product in Europe and WIndance is now carrying more of their items than ever before. We love the European quality & fashion this brand has. Their team riders such as Bruna Kajiya, Ruben Lenten, Robby Swift and more add a lot of input to te edesigns and the performance...
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By Dave Nunn
  04/12/2017 at 18:34 pm

B.C.Powder Trip

My Annual Boys Ski Trip   I just got back from a week with my pals skiing in Canada. Wow did we score, we got 4 feet of snow in 5 days. Bonus. By Day 5 it  was so deep it was regularly flying into your face and over your head. It meant we got to stay on the steepest of slopes and pound freshies all day! I w...
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By Dave Nunn
  03/07/2017 at 23:08 pm

New Page

I promised that the blog would be to do with life as a shop owner , well here's a quick snapshot of this week. My daughters race for the Hood River Valley High School Ski Team and finished 3rd & 7th in the final race of the regular season this past weekend. There's 80 girls competing so my wife and I are proud parents. Lucky as well for me I ...
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By Dave Nunn
  02/23/2017 at 00:01 am

The Crazy Melechson brothers !

  Ed & Eugene Melchson are long time WIndance customers and visit the Gorge every summer. They love windsurfing like no one else ! Click this link below to see what these hard-core windsurfing brothers do in the winters in Nebraska. https://youtu.be/qpJFYPp7jq4 ...
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  02/06/2017 at 17:15 pm

Half Price Harnesses

Half Price Harnesses   Save 50% on select harnesses and 40% on all other 2016 models. Click below for: ...
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By Dave Nunn
  02/02/2017 at 00:17 am

Hockey at the Hook

Hood River is a winter wonderland This is the craziest, snowiest, coldest winter I have yet to see here. Kids are toboganning down the steep streets, I just saw a guy on XC skiing going down main street and there's hockey going on at the Hook!. Yes parts of the main rive...
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By Dave Nunn
  01/09/2017 at 23:25 pm

record snow for Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood ranks high in snowfall   It's been an extreme winter here in 'da Hood this season. Since Dec.1st or so the town has been frozen, snowbanks are piled high and the skiing has been remarkable. If you ever want to visit the area in the winter this would ...
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  01/07/2017 at 00:47 am

Andy kayaking in Brazil

Andy in Brasil   Windance staffer, Andy Morrisey, has been in South America for the past few months and has been spending most of his time lately in Brasil on his kayak adventures...
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By Dave Nunn
  01/03/2017 at 17:10 pm

Winter wonderland

Hood River Snowstorm We have had a snowstorm going steady here for 2 weeks now. Temperatures are down below freezzing in town and there's snowbanks piled up on every corner. It's a Winter Wonderland. I have been ski tou...
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By Dave Nunn
  12/21/2016 at 19:19 pm

Announcing the Powerplate

Announcing the PowerPlate   Windance has created the PowerPlate. This is the missing link to allow you to go windsurf foiling. It will bolt onto any 4-hole foil top plate and attach to any Powerbox windsurf board. ...
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By Dave Nunn
  12/04/2016 at 00:19 am

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving   It was a fine Thanksgiving weekend. We were in Seattle visiting old friends from Toronto.  I certainly ate my share of turkey too, including the leftover sandwiches & soup. I'm pretty full now. However we did lots of other Thanksgiving type events besides just eating including; The Santa C...
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  11/28/2016 at 23:19 pm

LP FOILs In stock for Windsurfing

We just got our 1st shipment of Windsurf foils in from LP Composites.   Windsurf foiling is amazing, I have been doing it a bunch and testing produt. Keep an eye out here for more product coming soon.      ...
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  11/17/2016 at 00:50 am

Good hikes

Mitchell Point   Next time you are in the Gorge and looking for a no wind alternative check out this Mitchell Point overlook hike. It's an easy 30-45 minute hike, but not from the highway. Instead drive up Post Canyon road towards our mountain bike trails. The view of the Gorge both east and west is spectacular. I did it...
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By Dave Nunn
  11/07/2016 at 23:08 pm

Vendee Globe

Solo, Around the World, Non-Stop, Un-assisted. That's the VENDEE GLOBE and it starts in 7 days on November 6th. It runs every 4 years and is possibly the most difficult & dangerous athletic contest I know of. It's absolutely fascinating to follow. These 29 sailors are out there for about 3 months in boats that sail very fast (20-30m...
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By Dave Nunn
  11/01/2016 at 18:49 pm

Foil Mania !

Hood River has gone Foil Crazy. September & October has been inundated with new foil riders. I have seen days at the Event Site when there was 12 kite foilers, 4 windsurfer foilers and only 2 regular kites. John, Isaac and myself have been testing product and teaching ourselves at the same time.  Personally I have been...
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  10/13/2016 at 23:07 pm

Fall sports

The wind is dying. But the other Gorge sports are on. It's time for biking, hiking & fly-fishing   ...
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By Dave Nunn
  10/06/2016 at 15:45 pm

Surf Expo

SURF EXPO   Once a year the surf industry decends on Orlando for the manufacturers & distributors trade show. It includes including the kite, windsurf, sup, wake, waterski , surf and surf clothing categories. Basically for retailers like me it's a chance to see next years product line-up, meet the shapers and designers and d...
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  09/15/2016 at 11:14 am

Isaac - Strapless

Isaac: Strapless Master Isaac Stranz...
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By Dave Nunn
  08/23/2016 at 09:30 am

Cottage Time

I'm back from 2 weeks at my cottage   Yes I know I have a summer shop here in Hood River and should be here all the time , but hey I have great staff who by mid-summer know exactly how to help our customers without my help. ...
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By Dave Nunn
  08/15/2016 at 09:10 am

The windiest July I can remember.

WIND, WIND and more wind !   It has blown here every day since June 28th!. Hasn't missed a day. Now if you take out 2 light days where there was nothing in the morning then that is 26 out of 28 days in July , so far. ...
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By Dave Nunn
  07/28/2016 at 15:54 pm

17 days in a row....and counting

17 Days in a row of wind....and counting It has been an amazing July. It has blown every day since June 28th. Most days were 20-25, some were up to 35mph. Just a few were too light for most windsurfers at 15-20 but kiters were out every single day.  People have been buying up all our small stuff and we were sold o...
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  07/14/2016 at 11:23 am

Canada Day

Canada Day in Hood River   It's been absolutely ripping all week on the water. Today is July 1st and I celebrated Canada Day at Full Sail brewpub with a bunch of customers/friends like Tom  MacMillan and Darren Carpenter and their pals from Calgary.  ...
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By Dave Nunn
  07/01/2016 at 21:57 pm

Kite Demo Success

Kite Demo Weekend   What a blast that was. Windance just hosted the largest kite demo Hoood River has yet to see.We had 1/4 mile of beach covered with 60 kites pump up, 30 boards, tents, flags, bbq, 2 kegs of German beer from Core & everything except for a ton of wind. We did get enough wind to run the demo an...
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By Dave Nunn
  06/28/2016 at 09:35 am

Try Before you Buy

TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT  WIndance has 4 ways for you to check our gear before laying down your cash.   Slingshot has appointed Jon & Lisa Schlecht as beach reps in the Gorge. They have all the gear to try for free. Look for them at the Event Site mostly. ...
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By Dave Nunn
  06/14/2016 at 13:10 pm

Bike Party

Ski Team Parent Bike Party  Once the kids ski racing is all done the parents get a chance to relax a bit. This weekend we had a costume bike ride around the Post Canyon neighbourhood while stopping at 4 houses to quench your thirst. Lots of laughs & stupid bike tricks followed of course. ...
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By Dave Nunn
  06/13/2016 at 09:48 am

Mako Mania

Mako Mania continues...  8 years in a row the MAKO has been our best-selling board. It's remarkable. Especially when you consider that it's such a different design and has yet to be copied by the other brands. What's unique about the Mako is that it is INCREDIBLY SMOOOOOOOTH. This is due to it's exteme amount of rocker ...
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  05/31/2016 at 10:20 am

Swap Meet

Kiter Swap Meet   In case you missed it we held a kiter SWAP MEET on Saturday night. We had a good time with good tunes, cold beers and lots of deals . ...
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By Dave Nunn
  05/30/2016 at 12:02 pm

Windance Chair

Check out what Ian Stewart from the Saskatchewan Windriders did with his old Windance sailboard. My guess is it's a long winter up there and he had some spare time on his hands.   ...
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By Dave Nunn
  05/13/2016 at 11:31 am

Mt. Hood

April 28th Winter is still herre if you are willing to climb to it. Yesterday Chris Van Tilburg and I climbed to the top of Mt. Hood and skied back down. We were waiting for a cold day that allows you to climb it in the daytime before the sun makes it dangerously crumbly. It also allowed us to take the Timberline chairlifts to within 3,000' of the summit. We...
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By Dave Nunn
  05/02/2016 at 09:39 am

Swap Meet #1

SWAP Meet #1 Total success,  despite the rainy forecast. In fact it turned out sunny. The parking lot was jammed to the max, even the highway was filled up. Plus I saw lots of people buying as well. Can't ask for more than that.Next SWAP Meet is usually even bigger. MAY 22nd...
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By Dave Nunn
  04/26/2016 at 15:43 pm

New Roof Sail

  New Roof SailAfter 8 years our Ezzy roof sail had to be replaced. That's a pretty good testimony to the strength of Ezzy sails.Always willing to lend a hand rigging I was helped with the expertise of Ezzy Beach Technician Gary Morris. Normally he helps people rig at lower altitudes but like the brand he goes ...
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By Dave NUnn
  04/18/2016 at 11:53 am

SuperBowl

Father / Daughter hike to SuperBowl Yesterday my 15 year old daughter and I hiked to the top of Superbowl on Mt. Hood.We got great spring skiing down leaving fresh tracks on a sunny day.The ski area rarely opens the hikng above their top chair but if conditions are safe you can go. They require you have an av...
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By Dave Nunn
  04/18/2016 at 11:41 am

Thule

We are the THULE dealers for the Gorge Windance stocks everything Thule sells for roof racks and lately it's been quite busy getting people racked up. 10% off all prices here all the time and we do Free installation as well. Here's a few ...
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  04/14/2016 at 11:26 am

FREE kitesurf board with a Kite

Deal of the Year ! Buy a 2016 Slingshot Wave SST & get a FREE Kitesurf board & $150 OFF(10 or 12m2 kite only) ORDER here...
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  03/29/2016 at 09:53 am

Tulum

Mexico: Tulum & Isla Blanca I just got back from a week with my family in Mexico. It wasn't specifically a kiting or windsurfing trip but I did manage to squeeze a few days in. We hit the Yucatan Peninsula which is on the Caribbean side of Mexico and is loaded with beaches hotels and these very cool fresh-water scuba holes inl...
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  03/28/2016 at 14:46 pm

Get Someone Planing on a Windsurfer this year

Windsurfers - Get Someone  Planing this Year Check out this article I wrote for the CGWA.  http://gorgewindsurfing.org/2016/03/board-notes-nunn/ ...
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  03/11/2016 at 16:04 pm

Thule

March 7th, 2016 Loving that BUG ! ...
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  03/07/2016 at 10:00 am

Vacation

March 1stEveryone has been on vacation here. Alex just got back from 3 weeks on Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean and stayed with a staff friend at the luxurious Bitter End Yacht Club. Needless to say he came back well rested....
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  03/01/2016 at 09:04 am

Perfect morning

Incredible morning on Mt. HoodI just started the work day in the most awesome way. Last night I skied for 2 hours up from the end of the road to a cabin at 6,000' on Mt. Hood. I slept there and then woke up to watch the sunrise, soaked up some rays and then skied down and drove to work.  Perfect. If...
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By Dave Nunn
  02/08/2016 at 13:52 pm

No February blues here

Keeping busy at the shop  January is our slowest month but thanks to you guys we were busy. Lots of clearancne specials went out as well as tons of used gear.We are getting low on used gear so if you have any now is the time to ship it here ...
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  02/05/2016 at 09:35 am

Tanner living it up

Where's my staff? It looks like they are enjoying life.Alex is away in the British Virgin Islands windsurfing for most of January.Tanner is in Baja kiting for the whole winter (1st 3 pics)Isaac is in ...
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By Dave Nunn
  01/26/2016 at 15:53 pm

Heaps of snow !

Jan. 14th The Gorge is having a real winter for a change. I haven't seen as much snow and rain in town for maybe 8 years. Normally we get the odd snowfall in town and all the good stuff falls up on the mountain , but this year the freeze level has been low. That means we get snow way down here at 800' elevation, I love it. ...
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  01/14/2016 at 11:43 am

Guam kiting

Windance Ships WorldwideHere's a picture of a used kite we shipped to Robert who lives in Guam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. $150 for the kite + $40 freight. Cheap huh?...
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  01/07/2016 at 09:29 am

Snow Kiting in Washington State This is our customer, Craig Peterson snow kiting on an Ocean Rodeo Razor just north of here.  He says:"That shot was taken in Mazama Washington just west of Winthrop in the Methow Valley.&nbs...
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  12/24/2015 at 09:08 am

Check out this mutli-sport session on monster Jaws waves CLICK HERE...
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  12/14/2015 at 12:00 pm

Meadows is Open for the season

Dec. 11Our hill is open ! Mt. Hood Meadows just opened for the season. I wish I was there, opening day is always full of good stoke. Plus there's 16" of fresh powder just waiting to be shredded. Meadows is only 45 minutes from my office to the chairlift and I have a season...
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  12/11/2015 at 09:31 am

Winter is coming

Winter is Coming We got our 1st full snowstorm in Hood River. Here's the view from my office window. That's Isaac mounting the fins onto a new order of Ocean Rodeo Dukes that just arrived....
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  12/02/2015 at 14:50 pm

Blasting Tuesday

Blasting Tuesday It was big here yesterday! Customers were running in  and buying 3.2m2 sails & small kites. Alex, one of our shop managers, got out for awhile and said "It was ridiculous". Maybe a little gusty but fun to say you did it....
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  11/18/2015 at 15:29 pm

Mistral 2016

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  11/16/2015 at 12:25 pm

Wind, Hats and bikes

Wind Some people say it's not windy in the Gorge in November, but it is. Just not a good wind. We get storms like anywhere else in the world and this one on Saturday took down this tree in my driveway. Not too much damage to the Jeep parked underneath though!...
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  11/04/2015 at 14:46 pm

Fall at Windance

Wow, a long delay in between blogs for me again. Sorry to you regular followers. It's a sign of busy times.Lots has been happening here in the Gorge, but personally I have moved from White Salmon to Hood River. It's mostly for convenience since most of our work and play is on the Oregon sided. I sure will miss the White Salmon sunsets though....
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  10/19/2015 at 13:18 pm

Joe's back

Joe is Back !Joe has been coming here from Rochester for as long as I have owned the shop. He's a great guy with a very funny sense of humour. However his posse get's smaller every year ( with weak excuses too I will say, haha).Joe, keep us laughing, and welcome back.  ...
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  07/02/2015 at 12:42 pm

Demos moved !

There is a heat wave in the Gorge that has shut down the wind !We are cancelling the Friday Windsurfing demo at RowenaWe are moving the Kiteboarding demo to the coast !. Location : Fort Stevens State Park, Parking Lot B. Saturday & Sunday all day! ...
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  06/24/2015 at 17:36 pm

Demos - All weekend

DEMO DaysThis weekend we are doing Windsurfing & Kiteboarding demos It's FREEWindsurfing - Friday at ROWENA - ALL dayKiting - Saturday & S...
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  06/23/2015 at 11:00 am

Gorge Racks are back

GORGE RACKS are back We have been without this great product for a few months since our fabricator retired. Now we have a new local source and are back in stock again.Gorge Racks: - Fit on Thule square bars (or Yakima round bars with an adaptor)...
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By Dave Nunn
  06/02/2015 at 10:16 am

Hard Winds a Blowin'

Nice work by Slingshot demo team on the sandbar this weekend !&...
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  05/23/2015 at 16:09 pm

Mt. Hood summit

Mt. Hood climb. ...
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  05/11/2015 at 13:41 pm

Swap Meet #1

SWAP Meet #1 this weekendSunday, April 26th8am- 2 pm. Windance parking lot. BUY-SELL-TRADE any Gorge gearfor the complete SWAP schedule and details go to this link...
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  04/21/2015 at 13:10 pm

The Duke

Ocean Rodeo has a new kite board; it's called The Duke.It's a directional surf-style but has similar characteristics to the legendary twin tip that's our best seller; The Mako . Most notably is the deep concave, it has more than any other directional that we sell. The bottom line is that this will be one smooth riding board....
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By Dave Nunn
  04/14/2015 at 10:59 am

Holbox Island

Isla Holbox I just got back from a week long vacation in the sun with my family. I took them on an adventure to explore somewhere new. This place known as Holbox (pronounced Hole-bosh) and it's an island located just off the northern tip of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. It's a lai...
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By Dave Nunn
  04/06/2015 at 09:49 am

New office

Office RenovationWe sparkelled up the offices with new paint, carpet and furniture. In fact the wood is reclaimed Douglas Fir from a old school-house on Vancouver island. ...
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By Dave Nunn
  03/11/2015 at 16:14 pm

Just another work day

Feb. 11th, 2015Just Another Day at Work.......... My week off skiing in B.C. didn't yield any great powder but we had a good time anyway. However yesterday was just a perfect work day. 7:00am. Read the conditions reports at Mt. Hood to find out we had 6" of new powder:  ...
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By Dave Nunn
  02/11/2015 at 14:45 pm

Powder hunting

Jan. 23rd. Show me the powder !! I am off for a week with 2 of my oldest buddies from Toronto. We are meeting in Calgary, Alberta and driving into B.C. on a ski trip searching for powder. Can't wait. Hopefully Mother Nature cooperates. We are going to loop around the Powder Highway route. Basically that includes about a dozen gre...
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By Dave Nunn
  01/23/2015 at 10:08 am

Foil news

Winter FoilingJohn has been building more foils and testing them in the cold winter Gorge winds with his buddies Pete & Walter.In the pictures below he is also testing out a new Ocean Rodeo light air kite which is now availbale in 10m2 & 12m2 sizes called the Flite .Most people wouldn't consider that ...
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By Dave Nunn
  01/13/2015 at 12:41 pm

New Years 2015

Happy New Years to you!Windance had a fantastic 2014  , in fact we had record sales again for the 7th year in a row since I took over ownership. The shop is a joy to work at and having fun customers and staff are the reasons why. The record sales is just the systems way of patting us on the back.2015 is looking good for us too,...
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By Dave Nunn
  01/02/2015 at 09:56 am

Oh Christmas Tree

  After seeing the tree my family cut our customers from Colorado, Jack & Patty Langmaid, sent me a picture of the one they cut. Very nice.  Torrential rains this week end in Hood River thr...
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By Dave Nunn
  12/22/2014 at 16:55 pm

Tree Cutting

Dec. 8th Bellacera Foil-WrightCheck out Johns' latest creation. This very light weight cutom foil is a prototype for his future production models.  He has his friend, Petet Wright, to credit for the aluminum welding and of course John is the wood working craftsmen....
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By dave nunn
  12/08/2014 at 14:42 pm

1st winter storm

1st winter snow-storm hits hardWe just went from fall colors to snow-kiting overnight.The last 24 hours brought 24" of white freshness to the Gorge. Enough in fact that we were playing outdoor boot hockey, toboganning and now someone is out snow-kiting on the sandbar. That rarely happens! ...
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By Dave Nunn
  11/14/2014 at 13:24 pm

The Aloha Classic

The ALOHA CLASSIC is onIf you have ever been to Maui and driven past Paia on the north shore then you have seen Hookipa . It is the ultimate wave to sail for most windsurfers. It's big, has a small steep beach to launch off, and nasty lava rocks right downwind to punish you for your mistakes. It is also the host site for the final windsurfing event most ev...
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By Dave Nunn
  11/04/2014 at 09:18 am

It's Clearout Season

Hopefully you are on our email list and got the Clearouts newletter. Check the web-site Clearance pages for the lowest prices of the season. We are making room for the 2015 gear arriving soon.  Check out the handiwork of own John Bellacera . The man is a master craftsman. He built this kite foil from scratch with no plans in just about 1 week. Amazing, and h...
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By Dave Nunn
  10/31/2014 at 11:05 am

Greg & Carolines wedding photos

Two of our favorite customers got married this fall.Congratulations !!!!! Check  out Greg & Carolines wedding photos and their cool custom plates with the Windance cover. ...
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By Dave NUnn
  10/20/2014 at 15:14 pm

Back after a busy summer.

So sorry to my regular followers for the long time between blogs. I guess it's indicative of just how busy we were this summer. In fact Windance had a record year for the 7th straight season!Both kite & windsurf sales are up, a lot. I think this is due to a bunch of factors including: a healthy economy, good products, great staff, and hard work. Thanks to all...
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By Dave
  10/06/2014 at 16:05 pm

Rechargeable Pumps just arrived

New product just arrived! Sometimes we go to a manufacturer and get our own product made up to suit our needs better and get you a better deal. That's the case with these two pumps that just arrived.  The hand pump has a metal shaft, is 2-way, includes a nice pressure guage and our factory di...
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By Dave Nunn
  05/08/2014 at 11:10 am

A busy week!

One busy week Our Swap Meet #1 was cold & rainy except for the 15 minutes while this photo was taken. Regardless lots of peole came to kick off the season and find great deals I bought...
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By Dave Nunn
  04/29/2014 at 16:48 pm

Spring winds are blowing

Spring Winds are Blowing This was the view out my window as I ate breakfast and checked the weather this morning. The low cloud and early whitecaps on the river are the set-up for a classic windy Gorge summer day. In other words The Season is Here Early!If you look closely you can see The Hatchery point sticking out on the right hand ...
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By Dave Nunn
  04/11/2014 at 11:29 am

Rad Rides

Check out this Rad Ride. Arnie says it's an original '68 Mustang that's been in the family for decades. He drives a truck normally but when the wind is up he has this baby already loaded up with gear and heads for the beach. It's a Thule rack with extra wide bars and one of our ...
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By Dave Nunn
  04/08/2014 at 14:54 pm

Lampoei is back

Lampoei Thai food is back!Best Thai food in the Gorge is always right here in our parking lot.   ...
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By Dave Nunn
  03/18/2014 at 13:18 pm

More Parts

More Parts than Ever Before ! Windance has always been known as the shop to get all those little parts & now we have just added to our selection and display. See below the 4 new cabinets Johny B. built up to help display all these new parts.So now we have: -all Slingshot kite parts-all BEST kite parts...
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By Dave Nunn
  03/12/2014 at 10:53 am

Thanks from a customer

Awesome appreciation! Below is a nice letter we got from our customer Alejandro: "Hello John and friends of Windance Boardshop, I just wanted to drop you a thank you note for the high quality service that you provide. Sometimes these sort of things can go unnotice...
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By Dave Nunn
  02/27/2014 at 11:19 am

BC skiing & Hood River snowstorm

I just got back from a week-long B.C. ski trip with 3 of my best buddies.Miles driven : 800Vertical feet skied : 130,000Average temp. : -15 F. New Powder found : zero , nothing, totally skunked ...
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By Dave Nunn
  02/12/2014 at 14:11 pm

Skiing and Fishin'

What a weekend; Skiing & Fishin' I drove my kids to Mt. Hood for their ski race training, took a few runs on a blue sky day and then headed down to the Deschutes river for 2 days of camping and fishing with a bunch of good guys.You can see the low-lying clouds in the 1st picture which is taken from 9,000' at the top of the ski h...
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By Dave Nunn
  01/27/2014 at 10:57 am

Windance gets a new website

New website !I hope you like our brand new website. It's pretty state of the art and meant to make your visits faster, safer and more fun.It features-safer security-a new cool background-easier navigation-bigger & better images - more non-product content coming soon tooI am open to your feed-ba...
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By Dave Nunn
  01/21/2014 at 15:52 pm

January update

Happy New Year to all you wind junkies!I had a great Christmas vacation with 15 of my family members on the warm, tropical island of the Dominican Republic. 10 days of sun and a little wind. We were on the Punta Cana side of the island where it's not super windy but still got some kiting in 10-15 knots at the ...
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By Dave Nunn
  01/13/2014 at 09:54 am

Mako Mania at Windance

MAKO Mania at Windance We just bought all the remaining MAKOS from Ocean Rodeo from their 2013 inventory and then marked them down to $599. Thats about 25% off.Available sizes: 130/135/140/150/165 This has been our best selling board for the last 5 years and we love it. Here's why....
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By Dave Nunn
  12/19/2013 at 11:21 am

NOT too cold to kite

 NOT too cold to kite I stand corrected. Last week in my posting I said it was too cold to kite, but apperently not. Windance shop manager, John Bellacera, & his crew of Pete Wright, Walter Menge & Brad Gordon rode for 2 hours.They said their suits kept them warm & dry & the swell was good. That's a hard...
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By Dave Nunn
  11/25/2013 at 11:30 am

Nnnnnovembrrrr !

It's freezing here !. Today is the 1st cold day of the winter, it's going down below zero tonight. Plus we are at that time of year when it's dark outside by 5pm. Not so nice. Unless of course you have night lights for your mountain bike and ride in the dark with a good crew of hardy souls . ...
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By Dave Nunn
  11/21/2013 at 16:35 pm

Gorge update

Wow, that season flew by in a hurry. Sorry for not keeping up on the blog, we got slammed and the blog hit the back burner.However here's an update for you:Windance won Windsurfing Retailer of the Year as voted on by the ASWI (an industry association of all SUP, kite and windsurfing manufacturers and distributors) ...
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By Dave
  10/09/2013 at 09:29 am

The season is on

 It's both windy & busy here in the Gorge. Hope to see you here for the Memorial Day weekend.   ...
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  05/22/2013 at 11:24 am

tons of used gear

Tons of Used Gear has arrived. We have more than doubled our amount of inventory for you to choose from. Windsurf masts $99 for std. diameter to $299 for Ezzy skinny blemsWindsurf sails; we just got over 100 used Neil Pryde sails in and they are 2011 models for avg. $179Windsurf boards: 50+boards to choose fromie Starboard KODE ...
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  05/10/2013 at 16:42 pm

One Happy customer

 One Happy Customer Below is a great message we got back from our customer, Larry Freas, who had just bought a brand new RRD FSW the other day. We strive to make people happy and results like this make the effort wort...
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By Dave Nunn
  04/24/2013 at 10:59 am

It's Windy Today in The GORGE

I'm not sure what you're doing today, but if you'd like to brave the cold weather you can get some wind & waves right now.Avg. wind speed: 26mphGusts: 40mphAir Temp: 52 deg. F Water Temp: 49 deg.FIf you need a new drysuit, look no further than Windance.........
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  04/10/2013 at 14:23 pm

I'm Back !

I'm BackAfter a bit of a break Dave's Bog is back with new features such as your ability to comment back to me. Keep it nice please !.Windance updates:-new freight calculator on the website (works for International orders too)-HUGE Used Gear inventory, bigger than eve...
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By Dave Nunn
  03/27/2013 at 14:05 pm

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