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Riptide



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Steve Gates 1950-2019 Bigwinds Reply with quote

https://www.hoodrivernews.com/gorge-life/steve-gates-water-sports-mentor-business-pioneer-and-former-hr/article_93619d98-0d54-11ea-93e5-97fa52cc4757.html
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cbknap



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Steve Gates Reply with quote

Good stories; great guy.

May he windsurf forever in the sky.

--CHRIS
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sailnbike



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger that Chris, quite a life!
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windfind



Joined: 18 Mar 1997
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gang,

Here is a drone video of Steve Gates SUP memorial on the Hood River waterfront. It was shot by renown sports videographer Ron Parameter.

It was a good way to remember a person who did so much for the sports of windsurfing, kiting and SUPing.

https://www.facebook.com/rod.parmenter

or

https://www.facebook.com/mike.godsey.94

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com
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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a heartwarming testimony to Steve's outstanding impact on Hood River, the sport, the industry, customers, competitors in any sport, and anyone battling a major illness. Like so many of us, I've been trusting the advice, gear, and service I've obtained from Big Winds from the late 80s right up to now. Given his attitude, I've got to believe he's asked himself many times the standard question many fighter pilots ask: "You mean they PAY me to do this?"
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