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Has anyone trekked all the way upwind from 3rd upper launch up to coyote point and back? I made it just a bit over half way today and saw some others way up there as well. How long did it take and was there any wind shadow as you approach the harbor?
I've done it, not exactly sure how long... maybe an hour or more? And yes, major wind shadow behind the harbor. You'll feel it as you get closer, and need to ride in the channel. It's a lot of work, but the downwinder at the end is so sweet...
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I figured it would take around an hour. A buddy and I are looking at making the trip this weekend
@kitet - im assuming you mean don't go in low tide? I know there are a bunch of rocks up once you get around the harbor.
If I get to 3rd early enough that's usually where I head - You get some playful windswell rollers hitting the point upwind around the corner near the bluff that are are a lot of fun. There is also a flat water playpen up there near the harbor
The quickest way is to just do 2-3 long tacks into the channel. The harbor area isnt too bad - but wind nearshore just upwind of seal point can be flukey
He means: do it when it's max ebb, it helps.
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you probably saw me. Myself and a couple others decided to do a downwinder from coyote yesterday because of the low tide. Easy to park one car up there and them pick it up later. When the tide is really low there is a large "sandy" area to launch from at coyote out of the range of the power lines.
Yea...it was 3 guys I saw up there. I think one of them had a yellow RRD if i remember correctly. I haven't been up to coyote point to see the sand bar during low tide...just the beach right next to the powerlines. Its a shame that the launch next to boardsports is so sketchy!
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