Session Day #1 Hood River, Oregon

February, 2013   //   by Chase Hasch   

I love my Hood. Hood River, Oregon is the home to some of the top kiting in the world.

Today I headed there to meet the Cabrinha crew from Big Winds, TJ Guliza, Randy Orzeck, Mitch Justice, Jacob Cook. We talked a bit and I got the scoop on the current conditions which suggested  driving an hour east to Arlington to kite.

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Cabrinha NW and Baja Rep Jacob Cook and Chase Hasch getting ready for some cold water at Cabrinha Dealer Big Winds.

So I planned on taking out my 5m kite and knew that I needed to be in a wet suit. FYI I haven’t worn a wetsuit in 6 years. Yes lucky me I know I know. The Gorge Surf Shop  hooked me up. It was such a pain trying on one suit after another and they were all to long and not wide enough for my chest. until finely I found the one that fits like it was ment for me.

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All new Rubber – thanks to The Gorge Surf Shop

All that work trying on wetsuits left me famished. Jacob, Kirsten Ulmer, my dad, and I went to the Big Horse Brew Pub where owner and fellow Cabrinha Rider Randy Orzeck invited us to lunch.

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Jacob Cook, Chase Hasch and Randy Orzeck

After lunch we headed to Arlington, Mitch was already on the water on a 6m, the forecast said it was supposed to ramp up so we rigged 5m’s; Randy, Jake, and I. We had to go upwind to get out of the harbor to launch which can be a bit sketchy but it was great nonetheless. After a while my hands and feet were so frozen that it was time to call it a session. We’ll be back tomorrow.

Kites & Boards by:

Chase Hasch Cabrinha Kites


Harness & Wetsuit by:

Chase Hasch NP Harness and Wetsuits


Cardio and Fitness by:

Chase Hasch Cardio and Fitness


Fueled by:

Chase Hasch Gorditos Cabarete Dominican Republic


Vitamins & Supplements:

Chase Hasch Vasayo


Beach Kudos:

Chase Hasch and Susi Mai



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