Surfing the Molalla (Glen Avon to Freyer Park)

On Saturday April 17th eight of us took a Carl Poston-led tour of the mystery Class 2+ section he described in a recent post “as one of the finest surfing runs” and claimed “it has come back into shape” recovering from the 1996 floods. The verdict: a surf fest indeed. It was spoiled just a little by high water, but the waves were there, just a little harder to get. I really wasn’t intending to shoot any video, but ended up pulling out my camera and shooting some, handing my camera to Meg who took an excellent clip of me (thanks, Meg!). Audz also was experimenting with my old waterproof camera in prep for a trip to Baja. Net result is we had enough video for a short film. My one regret is that no video was shot of a personal acccomplishment for me, my first successful, fully in control surf of Godzilla, the wave towards the end of the run near the bridge. Of course I don’t know what camera jockey would have stuck around for the six attempts it took me. Fortunately, there were witnesses. By the way, the new paddler in the orange Outrage is Aaron from Hood River.