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Spring SOBB 2019

kiteboyza - 10-29-2018 at 03:34 PM

Anybody know dates, Im trying to sort out 2019 travel here.....lol

Wind_dog - 10-29-2018 at 07:27 PM

Wow.
Such pro-activate planning!
Tradition would suggest May 25 to June 2 but
that's just speculation.
I'm ready now . . . . .

Morrie Williams - 10-30-2018 at 09:27 AM

Yes Gang, the dates are May 25-Jun 02.

Be there or be square!

kiteboyza - 10-30-2018 at 11:10 AM

Hey, some of us have busy travel lives...lol
Thanks Morrie

Morrie Williams - 10-30-2018 at 01:36 PM

Not a problem Dieter, see you in the spring

Morrie Williams - 10-30-2018 at 01:37 PM

Not a problem Dieter, see you in the spring

kiteboyza - 11-5-2018 at 09:45 AM

booked

Windstruck - 11-27-2018 at 11:00 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Morrie Williams  
Yes Gang, the dates are May 25-Jun 02.

Be there or be square!


Don't want to be a square! I flew a trial balloon past my bride a few days ago about Spring SOBB and she didn't blink. Whupp!

Thinking of driving up Saturday, May 25th maybe as far as Hood River and then roll into camp Sunday Morning. Could buggy Sunday - Tuesday.

Thinking of a couple things. First and foremost, thinking about looking where I'm driving in camp, and second, thinking about pitching a tent in camp a couple of nights compared to pussing out in a motel again. I will need to actually earn a living in Portland Wednesday so maybe I'll grab a room somewhere Tuesday night to rinse camp and beach off of me that next morning.

Morrie - how do you work camp? I figure there is only so much room so I wanted to plant my kite stake. Excited! Love hanging with my Northwestern (and Canadian!) brothers and sisters!

Morrie Williams - 11-27-2018 at 12:28 PM

Camp is pretty much first come first serve, but I'm sure there will be plenty of tent space available by Sunday. If it looks like it's filling up Sunday morning we'll try to reserve you a spot!

Windstruck - 11-27-2018 at 01:39 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Morrie Williams  
Camp is pretty much first come first serve, but I'm sure there will be plenty of tent space available by Sunday. If it looks like it's filling up Sunday morning we'll try to reserve you a spot!


Thanks Morrie!

It sounds as if it may be better to move up my trip a day and arrive at Buggy Camp Saturday morning. It would be great to be there when the most people are around. :thumbup:

Morrie Williams - 11-27-2018 at 05:39 PM

Saturday is usually the biggest day. People start heading out late Sunday and Early Monday.

Saturday night is also the spaghetti feed, so we have quite a few at camp.

See you at Ivanpah!

eric67m - 11-29-2018 at 07:32 AM

I was happy yesterday when my daughter asked "when are we going to go back to that Oregon buggy camp".

I'm always looking forward to the next kiting get together. Im glad my daughter is also.

Planning the Spring 2019 event and need help

SeattleDS - 12-2-2018 at 02:28 PM

I heard a lot about this forum and wanted to know more about the annual events and what to expect during these events so I can plan for it accordingly. I live in Seattle and traveled to kite festivals at times.

eric67m - 12-2-2018 at 06:41 PM

SOBB is a biannual get together around the weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day.
(9 days total possible for each) Some people only come for one of the weekends. Some people do long (3-4 day weekends), some people stay the entire time.

It's a low-key hang together of generally common minded people who mainly power kite with kite buggies, land boards, rollerblades (oversized). People also do fly rev quads and other kites at times.

People come from many parties parts of Canada, Washington, oregon, Idaho and Utah. it happens at in Northwestern Oregon at Sunset Beach south of Astoria during the days. In the evenings we go to an inland property which has "dry camping" and a port a potty, (2) Costco car covers to hang out under if it starts to rain. People either bring trailers or tents and many people also stay in the town at hotels. On the weekends people sometimes bring wives and families. The midweek crowd is usually just the hardcore and retirees (that are lucky enough not to work.)

In the morning generally we hang around camp having coffee and sometimes cook breakfast waiting for the winds to come up (nursing hangovers). Then head down to the beach hang out there for most of the day flying kites, riding buggies or if the wind is low we just hang out (and tell each other lies about how fast we went when nobody was around). Eventually come back to "buggy camp" and cook some dinner and a campfire.


People generally give some money for "buggy camp donations" which cover the bathroom rental and other expenditures for the owner's property that it occurs on. And people also chip on food for meals.

Buggy camp is definitely more populated with people on the weekends more of a party atmosphere and whatever people hanging out and having fun bonfires. The weekdays definitely quiet down a lot. (5-10 midweek vs 40+ on the weekends.

It's a blast. I look forward to it each and every time. It's always good to have new people come.

I probably said too much.... "what happens at buggy camp stays at buggy camp".

SeattleDS - 12-3-2018 at 09:49 PM

Quote: Originally posted by eric67m  
SOBB is a biannual get together around the weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day.
(9 days total possible for each) Some people only come for one of the weekends. Some people do long (3-4 day weekends), some people stay the entire time.

It's a low-key hang together of generally common minded people who mainly power kite with kite buggies, land boards, rollerblades (oversized). People also do fly rev quads and other kites at times.

People come from many parties parts of Canada, Washington, oregon, Idaho and Utah. it happens at in Northwestern Oregon at Sunset Beach south of Astoria during the days. In the evenings we go to an inland property which has "dry camping" and a port a potty, (2) Costco car covers to hang out under if it starts to rain. People either bring trailers or tents and many people also stay in the town at hotels. On the weekends people sometimes bring wives and families. The midweek crowd is usually just the hardcore and retirees (that are lucky enough not to work.)

In the morning generally we hang around camp having coffee and sometimes cook breakfast waiting for the winds to come up (nursing hangovers). Then head down to the beach hang out there for most of the day flying kites, riding buggies or if the wind is low we just hang out (and tell each other lies about how fast we went when nobody was around). Eventually come back to "buggy camp" and cook some dinner and a campfire.


People generally give some money for "buggy camp donations" which cover the bathroom rental and other expenditures for the owner's property that it occurs on. And people also chip on food for meals.

Buggy camp is definitely more populated with people on the weekends more of a party atmosphere and whatever people hanging out and having fun bonfires. The weekdays definitely quiet down a lot. (5-10 midweek vs 40+ on the weekends.

It's a blast. I look forward to it each and every time. It's always good to have new people come.

I probably said too much.... "what happens at buggy camp stays at buggy camp".


Cool! Thanks for the detailed info. Looking forward to it :-)

kiteboyza - 1-1-2019 at 02:48 PM

Just do it, I make the 2 day drive from central Alberta every May......I think its a bout time i do a caeser night again!
You will meet beginners, experts, grouchy locals, old guys, young guys etc. All good fun, everyone willing to help or advise on skills etc.
One of the best gatherings ever, great people, great beach!

Morrie Williams - 1-2-2019 at 09:08 AM

What ingredients do we need? Clamato, vodka and ???

What night? Saturday?

sand flea - 1-3-2019 at 12:28 PM

Few things better in the world than a long day of riding and coming back to buggy camp and having one of Dieter's ice cold Caesers!!!
Love it!

eric67m - 1-3-2019 at 03:42 PM

This is one of the things I love about SOBB, always something new and the tried and true favourites. I cannot wait to hang out with everyone again.

Blitzhound - 1-3-2019 at 10:49 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Morrie Williams  
What ingredients do we need? Clamato, vodka and ??

What night? Saturday?


Saturday through Friday should work.

eric67m - 1-3-2019 at 11:38 PM

Quote: Originally posted by kiteboyza  
You will meet beginners, experts, grouchy locals, old guys, young guys etc.


Is anyone else wondering what category they fit into.

Windstruck - 1-4-2019 at 06:43 AM

Quote: Originally posted by eric67m  
Quote: Originally posted by kiteboyza  
You will meet beginners, experts, grouchy locals, old guys, young guys etc.


Is anyone else wondering what category they fit into.


I'm at least two of them right off the bat. :evil:

Blitzhound - 1-4-2019 at 09:55 PM

Well...I think I'm an Expert. I probably look like a beginner. And I'm definitely grumpy!

Wind_dog - 1-5-2019 at 05:40 PM

Well . . .
I'm old,
I'm grouchy, (at least before beer:thirty)
I will always be a beginner,
BUT,
I definitely have more fun than anyone!

SOBB is the best!

eric67m - 1-5-2019 at 09:17 PM

I think I'll go with beginner and I still think I'm young (although my daughter says I'm really old). I'll just show up to have some fun and hopefully learn something.

kiteboyza - 1-10-2019 at 01:49 PM

bahahhahaha, you guys crack me up

Canadian Clamato, driven in from central Alberta, vodka, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, horse radish, pickled bean, pickle, olive and some pickle juice oh and celery salt rimmer, lemon or lime

Bladerunner - 2-2-2019 at 10:07 AM

Quote: Originally posted by eric67m  
Quote: Originally posted by kiteboyza  
You will meet beginners, experts, grouchy locals, old guys, young guys etc.


Is anyone else wondering what category they fit into.


I don't fit any of those categories but hope to get there Saturday until about the time the Ceasers run out!

By then I WILL fit the OG category if 60 qualifies?

Morrie Williams - 2-3-2019 at 08:35 AM

You don't qualify yet, but you're getting there! :lol:

kiteboyza - 2-5-2019 at 09:19 PM

Morrie wins old, but a young old with great hair and beard :D

Morrie Williams - 2-6-2019 at 02:48 PM

Thanks Dieter!

Blocking out the Memorial Day weekend for this event

SeattleDS - 4-13-2019 at 01:23 AM

It is only a little over a month away. Have not heard a thing from anyone here. It will be my first time and I am so looking forward to it to meet people and to learn :-)

SeattleDS - 4-13-2019 at 01:27 AM

May 25, 26, and 27? It is not too far away. Have not yet heard anything from anyone here. So looking forward to be there for the first time and get to know people and to learn and have fun.

sand flea - 4-13-2019 at 07:32 AM

It's on Seattle

We will be there

And it will be EPIC!!!

SeattleDS - 4-13-2019 at 11:17 AM

Quote: Originally posted by sand flea  
It's on Seattle

We will be there

And it will be EPIC!!!


Cool! Cannot wait haha

Where is the exact gathering place for all the kiters on the beach and at the camp

SeattleDS - 4-14-2019 at 03:36 PM

Would like to see the exact gathering place on the beach on a map if someone here can help. I was told it is a few miles South of Astoria. Thinking of getting a cheap hotel nearby. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

Bladerunner - 4-14-2019 at 04:49 PM

We are fortunate enough to be able to use Phil's back 40 for buggy camp. At buggy camp a big tent is set up with an amazing camp kitchen. Most nights and some mornings meals are shared. Rented porta potty and firewood. All by personal contributions. The map is in previous posts. Or maybe Morrie can post it again?

You don't have to stay at buggy camp to enjoy buggy camp. Book a hotel soon though since it is a long weekend. I recommend the City Centre hotel in Seaside.

Take some time to look at past SOBB threads. Most of your questions will be well anwered + other tips.

The best beach enterance to use is Sunset Beach. Folks will likely gather around mile marker 2 to the right as you face the beach.

eric67m - 4-14-2019 at 05:25 PM

Morrie generally will post a pdf with buggy camp and the beach entrance shown on it.

The address is
89255 dellmoor loop
Warrenton Oregon 97146

Don't let google maps or satellite views confuse you. It transforms from a grassy lot with a mobile home and pole barn into buggy camp for four weekends a year. 😁

Sunset beach is just a mile or so to the north.

Just over a month to wait...

Morrie Williams - 4-15-2019 at 11:30 AM

Here is a map to buggy camp and buggy beach:

Attachment: SOBB Buggy Camp.pdf (119kB)
This file has been downloaded 174 times

And the tides for the week:

Attachment: SOBB 2019 Spring Tides.pdf (22kB)
This file has been downloaded 192 times


Pablo - 4-15-2019 at 08:45 PM

Ohhh, The wind and the waves are calling me something fierce. Would need to find a buggy before then......


eric67m - 4-15-2019 at 08:51 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Pablo  
Ohhh, The wind and the waves are calling me something fierce. Would need to find a buggy before then......


There are generally extra buggies to borrow. I'll have an extra flexifoil Navarro with the hopes that my daughter might want to try (doubtful) . Anyone is welcome to take it for a spin.

sand flea - 4-16-2019 at 05:23 PM

That's super nice of you Eric!
That's a nice buggy

I look forward to meeting you Pablo!
It'll be awesome

Blitzhound - 4-16-2019 at 10:18 PM

Just throwing it out there. I will not be at spring SOBB. (Tears rolling down my face) but...I do live in seaside and if someone is willing to go get it from my house. There is a Libre Hardcore available for use. That I'm more than happy to loan out. Sorry but the MG Croozer is off limits LOL. But Erics Navaro is an excellent option as well. You will NEVER regret going to SOBB. We are...for lack of a better word...family!

eric67m - 4-17-2019 at 04:22 AM

John, that's very kind of you to loan out your toys when you won't even be there.

Im sorry to hear that you won't make it, but work sometimes needs to come first. We will have to get together some other time before fall SOBB.

Im ready for some beach time...

Pablo - 4-17-2019 at 04:50 PM

I know, been to SOBB a couple times already in the past, just trying to get back into the sport. Such a nice location to spend a weekend, good kiting, good people.

Wind_dog - 4-19-2019 at 06:51 PM

Spring SOBB is getting so close!
BEST EVENT EVER.
I'm stoked. Lucy is stoked.

But we can't wait till SOBB, so we wlll have to make a pre-SOBB dry run May 11-12.
You know, just to check gear and beach conditions, etc. etc.
See if I remember how it all works. :D
If you can, come on out.

sand flea - 4-20-2019 at 02:24 PM

Great idea Rick
You know I'll be there
Wait until you see EOW!!!

ColinW - 4-20-2019 at 06:35 PM

And you know I would if I could.
Roberta and Sammy and I are booked in for the BIG SHOW May 25ish though.

Morrie Williams - 5-6-2019 at 12:29 PM

Spaghetti dinner Saturday May 25th.

High tide is 7:21pm so every one should be off of the beach in time for dinner between 6 and 7.

Who all's going to be there?

Bladerunner - 5-6-2019 at 07:32 PM

You need to get back home in between. I think you will be visited by a Shaman Wind_dog!

I am in for Scetti !

sand flea - 5-7-2019 at 04:59 AM

I'll be there
I love your spaghetti feed!!!

ColinW - 5-7-2019 at 07:15 AM

Roberta and I should make it there by then.

eric67m - 5-18-2019 at 08:41 PM

It's quite on this forum.

Sobb is coming up soon. There is some chatter on the facebook "kiteoregon" page. Im ready for some relaxing. My daughter is coming with me for the first weekend. I'm staying the whole time this year.

For sale:
I do have a never flown 12 M peak 3 (kite only)

And a 2.5" sysmic rim.

Let me know if anyone going to SOBB has interest and we will talk prices.

See you there.

Wind_dog - 5-18-2019 at 09:29 PM

ERIC,
It is only quiet because we are all packing up and too busy to log on.
Glad you can stay through the week this year.

Jesse will be at his first SOBB this year and he has been trying
to talk me out of my 12m Peak with no success.
I will introduce you if you don't meet him before I get the chance.
See you soon. It will be good to catch up.

eric67m - 5-19-2019 at 10:13 AM

Should I bring my sand skis incase we get north or south winds?

http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=32240

SOBB

jjesseday - 5-19-2019 at 10:27 AM


ColinW - 5-19-2019 at 02:09 PM

I got my bigfoots on my sysmics.
Good to roll!
Taking the Friday evening ferry to get off the rock. Be there Saturday at some point.

Any interest from any new to the sport types in some low aspect ratio fixed bridles?
I have a big ol' PepperII and a big Flux... (don't go upwind all that well, but they get moving in lower wind). Maybe have some others too. I don't want much for them, just think they should be flown. I'll leave them home if there is no interest.
colin

jjesseday - 5-19-2019 at 05:10 PM

Rick I wasn't begging or anything, but I did ask about 12m peak! Sadly, I won't be attending SOBB because of work but I'll try to make the fall one. I'm looking forward to meeting the rest of the crew. So far everyone has been awesome. My wife says she wants a dog like Lucy Rick!

Wind_dog - 5-19-2019 at 06:18 PM

Jesse, you are so close to SOBB,
just sneak up before or after work for a visit. :D

I will give you another chance to try a single skin depower
if you make it with good winds and tides .
Just bring your harness.

Otherwise just tell and listen to tall tales around buggy camp.
It's always a good time.

Tell Xinyi that there is only one Lucy dog, but she could be cloned . . . .



jjesseday - 5-19-2019 at 08:45 PM

Rick, believe me I wish I could ! I've heard nothing but good things. Next time hopefully.

Morrie Williams - 5-20-2019 at 12:55 PM

Quote: Originally posted by kiteboyza  
I think its a bout time i do a caeser night again!!


Will we need any extra supplies for Caesar night?

kiteboyza - 5-22-2019 at 09:52 AM

I got it covered Morrie, imported from Canada

eric67m - 6-3-2019 at 11:47 AM

Sobb was a success. A good variety of winds and weather. We had an awesome variety of delicious foods at buggy camp and some huge fires.

Here are the pictures that kiteboyza took with his good camera.

https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1glHmBkwCmux6T...

I'l post some of my lesser quality pictures later.

eric67m - 6-4-2019 at 12:03 PM

Here are my less incriminating photos. Small dog included for proper scale compared to the fire. Too bad we have to wait until labor day to do it all again.