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Hitting Up The Bay Area Kite Scene This Weekend

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:35 pm
by turbinedude
There seems to be some wind blowing in this weekend in the Bay.
I'm going to don on the wetsuit and hit up Ocean Beach tomorrow - looks like a good 4 to make Beaufort happy.
I'll probably hit up somewhere directly inside the bay if the wind tops 20 mph on the coast on Monday.
I by no means pro, but I should be able to stay up wind if the waves aren't too heavy.
Email me ptbernar@gmail.com if anyone wants to coordinate. Otherwise I hope to see you out there.
^^

I new to the scene up here btw, so I hope this post is in the right spot.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:50 pm
by WindMuch
Hey there. Welcome to the forum and the area.

Ocean Beach isn't a beginner spot by any means. If you're really challenged to stay upwind (as you note in your post) I'd recommend somewhere less potentially dangerous.

Have fun and be careful!

Kirk out

Re: Hitting Up The Bay Area Kite Scene This Weekend

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:07 pm
by le noun
Seriously, don't mean to be an douche but I agree with Kirk, no OB for you if you have trouble staying upwind. Third ave and alameda have a good forecast for tomorrow too. You'll be safe on those spots. :)

Re: Hitting Up The Bay Area Kite Scene This Weekend

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:44 pm
by drroc
le noun wrote:Seriously, don't mean to be an douche but I agree with Kirk, no OB for you if you have trouble staying upwind. Third ave and alameda have a good forecast for tomorrow too. You'll be safe on those spots. :)

3rd ave without good knowledge of the spot might be a tricky place for a person with so so upwind skills. Alameda would be the safest place to go.

I sure do hope that the forecast pans out...

Re: Hitting Up The Bay Area Kite Scene This Weekend

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:55 pm
by Aloha
Welcome :]

Where are you coming from, how long have you been kiting and what spots are you used to riding?

If you have trouble staying upwind when the waves get too big the best time to hit OB will be early before it gets too blown out or if you go later mid-tide around 2p - but heed the warning of others the only thing OB has in common with Belmont is a long sandy beach

Re: Hitting Up The Bay Area Kite Scene This Weekend

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:17 pm
by kitenaked
Benicia should be alright as well.

Re: Hitting Up The Bay Area Kite Scene This Weekend

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:43 am
by Ron
So when are you saying conditions will be best for experienced riders at OB today? Need my fix....

Re: Hitting Up The Bay Area Kite Scene This Weekend

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:54 am
by Tony Soprano
These two places OB and Crissy are not for beginners. Allot of experience required. _>:<

Re: Hitting Up The Bay Area Kite Scene This Weekend

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:08 am
by gatorjos
Oh man 22 knots currently, and I've got a wine tasting trip scheduled ](*,)

Hopefully it's still good tomorrow...

Re: Hitting Up The Bay Area Kite Scene This Weekend

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:47 am
by nbon
Alameda looks good today. But going late will mean a bit of a walk across the mud. Ready for a fix!