Written by Grant MacDonald
Photos provided by Jessie McLennan
Predicting Wenatchee has been a major challenge for me and since it's a 3 hour drive one way I have to commit before any major gradient develops. However my confidence was very high for Friday with rain in the west and +85 on the East side. The moderate (0.18) gradient combined with nice heavy clouds at the west end of the lake produced much better wind than I was expecting. I met Owen at the beach well powered with 5.0/96L and after one very overpowered run with 5.7/106L I settled into a great 5.2/106L session. Decent swells by Wenatchee standards on the South side and a nice flat spot to gybe in near the beach made for a great 4 hours on the water from 1230-430. Having my personal photographer along was icing on the cake!