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Re: Going Bezerkeley

Postby kandrey89 » Wed May 22, 2013 1:37 am

I had fun kiting at Alameda with my 12m. :mrgreen: :^o

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Re: Going Bezerkeley

Postby jrg » Wed May 22, 2013 7:44 am

Went to 3rd - 6m meter in the channel fun swell.
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Re: Going Bezerkeley

Postby Fredstem » Wed May 22, 2013 9:16 am

Went to 3rd on my 7m by 35+ average... Boosty jumps!!! ;-)
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Re: Going Bezerkeley

Postby Red_Element_Andy » Wed May 22, 2013 10:53 am

Had a great time on a 9m at Alameda! Couldn't believe it was still going strong when I got out of the water at 6:30pm.

Also ... got lots of practice fetching boards. Gentle reminder - please put your name on your board! None of the floaters had any name/phone. XZSD
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Re: Going Bezerkeley

Postby friggin old guy » Wed May 22, 2013 12:25 pm

Berkeley can be fun but has a real tendency even in the best conditions to drop like a rock, and is frequently a connect-the-gust kinda place.

Back in the days when I windsurfed, there would be plenty of days where there would be these giant holes where I was literally dead on the water for minutes at a time.....usually you'd get one last set of gusts to make it back in. You had to time it right or swim.

With a kite, those giant holes can mean real difficulty in just keeping the kite up in the air, followed by super punchy gusts.

I usually only go out there these days if it's REALLY filled in.
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Re: Going Bezerkeley

Postby le noun » Thu May 23, 2013 3:13 am

amir wrote:Morning info...
IKite model forecasts were pink.
Mike had a blog about packed isobars.

That's usually all I need to pull the trigger on A-town. :mrgreen:
And noobs aren't really a problem at alameda, they all end up down wind. NACF
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