After recovering from an MCL injury, a swell popped up for Skeleton Bay, and it was my only chance to go for all of 2019. My friend Rob Brown and I dropped everything we were doing, and booked a last minute flight to Africa, only to be greeted with what would end up being the biggest Skeleton Bay swell in 5yrs. – Brett Barley
Summer… It’s what every kid lives for. Fred Hope has lived the proverbial endless summer for the past 19 years of his life. Born to long time windsurfers, Fred found himself chasing the wind from and early age living a split year between La Ventana Mexico and Hood River Oregon.
Every day presented a time, a place, and an opportunity to ride and get on the water. It wasn’t until this past year that Fred Hope found himself at the University of Seattle that his endless summer cycle had broken. Now Fred has found his riding and life relegated by actual summers and the confines of growing up. However this summer Fred maybe has a different appreciation for water time, as it seemed that every waking minute and moment found his feet glued to a board on the Columbia River.