Day of the Longboat 2013 as Told in Gifs

If you were at Day of the Longboat at Jericho Beach this past weekend, you know we experienced just about everything the weather Gods threw at us: high winds, torrential rain, some storm surge (thanks EOSC 114 for that knowledge!), and the lowest temperatures we’ve seen for months! A few white caps and some cold toes weren’t going to stop anybody though; every race went on as scheduled and even those who capsized had smiles on their faces.
Over here at The Point, we love the gif. We also like telling stories with gifs, so we present you Day of the Longboat 2013 at told in gifs (as well as some pictures and tweets).
We started the morning off on a particularly high note.
Most days:
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But on the first morning of Longboat, we were all like:
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The weather warnings were well known, but we showed up anyway. Trying to set up was a little like this:
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And a lot like this:
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But we were still excited:
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Okay, we were more excited that that. It was more like:
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Then the participants started showing up! And they were tweeting great things like:

heavy rainfall warning for @ubcrec‘s #DayoftheLongboat weekend 🙁 #raincouver
— Grace Yi (@graceyi1122) September 28, 2013

And…

Hey @ubcrec, you sure know how to make a girl appreciate a shower #Longboat13 #UBC
— Rosy Lee (@lavieenrosy) September 28, 2013

And…

Wish there was a reverse rain dance, I’d be dancing like nobody’s watching #longboat #raincouver @ubcrec
— Kristine Kwok (@kristine_kwok) September 28, 2013

But we were all like:

This is Vancouver. We love the rain!! #Longboat13
— UBC REC (@ubcrec) September 28, 2013

And…

Rain Rain Rain. #thisishowwedo
— UBC REC (@ubcrec) September 28, 2013

Then a bit of tiredness kicked in and we were sad when there was no more coffee left:
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But mostly, we were still like:
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Then some weird stuff started happening. People will do anything for prizes:
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But the rain was getting harder and the wind was getting stronger. Kinda like this:
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But in actual fact there was a lot of this:
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And even more of this:
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The next morning was like:
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Hah! Just kidding. It was actually like this:

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But after some coffee, it was back to this:
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And then after a second coffee:
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A lot of teams got off to a great start. And some others didn’t:
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At first it wasn’t raining, but by lunch, it was back to…:

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But no matter the weather, the winners were all like:
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And even the losers didn’t really mind:
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And we went home smiling still remembering this:
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