Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

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Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

Postby Captain John » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:08 pm

http://kitethebay.com/bay-crossing-trea ... d-3rd-ave/

A great adventure that's sure to be done again. Conditions were a bit hairy, but who doesn't like a good ole survival session from time to time...?



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Re: Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

Postby etxxz » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:23 pm

that is sweet, i saw the pics and vids from the 3rd ave fb page =-
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Re: Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

Postby ozchrisb » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:53 pm

=- I was wondering if you could make it through the bridge, it looked easy?
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Re: Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

Postby sloughslut » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:45 pm

That water near the end looks Yummy :-P
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Re: Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

Postby tocayo » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:45 pm

What kind of safety gear did you bring with you/did you have boat support?
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Re: Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

Postby le noun » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:31 pm

Thank god, sonny and the lower launch peanut gallery were there to welcome you with a cold beer. SS$$
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Re: Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

Postby sanjose_kiter » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:19 am

Pure awesomeness. The captain must be very tired at the end though, 'cause he fell a lot.
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Re: Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

Postby Captain John » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:27 am

No problem at getting through the bridge, the wind was fine. Things got more intense as I approached and passed Candlestick Point. I want to do it again but in lighter conditions.

I left the boat on the dock, so I just had myself, my board and kite for support.

I had a cell phone and radio, dry clothes, food and water.

I'll have to add this downwinder route in the offerings, next to Golden Gate Downwinder...! Anyone interested let me know and we can put together a expedition... with boat support.

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Re: Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

Postby ozchrisb » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:31 am

I just noticed you did this on "Big Monday"! I guess you guaranteed wind the while way, but wow on a race board.
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Re: Bay Crossing: Treasure Island-3rd Ave

Postby Captain John » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:20 pm

I wanted all the assurance that I could go the distance. Long fins and a scooped nose are great when the goal is long distance. I wanted to take longer reaches back and forth, but it was so intense that the focus was solely to make to 3rd beach.

Riding on a broad reach, other boards would be pretty easy to hold course with, and boostEEE on a twin tip for sure!
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