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Re: Alameda daily go/no go

Postby LukeMilner » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:07 pm

Looks risky, but I am going to try to get there around 5pm.
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Re: Alameda daily go/no go

Postby reyrivera » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:42 pm

After a week or so of logging your sessions in Alameda, this is what your log book is probably gonna look like:

Monday:
Go, best session ever in Alameda!

Tuesday:
Go, ..., maybe, ...., eh, good enough....goodness, glad I went.

Wednesday:
I went, rigged, launched, wind shut down ... kite crashed in the water, dang, I should have stayed home/work/hung out with buddies/girlfriend/wife

Thursday:
No Go

Friday:
No Go

Saturday
Maybe, but too lazy to go at this point because wind not enough, ... Alameda sucks...

Sunday:
Ah crap, why did I not go?

I don't have a Facebook or Twitter account, but I think BoardSports posts daily go/no go comments if you follow and be part of their groupie, do they still do that?
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Re: Alameda daily go/no go

Postby alexglebov » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:07 am

BoardSports still do that, but usually it is from one source. I just want human insight with more details, not just low to mid teens kind of info. Wind direction and how much gusts. I am waiting for the summer thermals to start, because even on the days when we have wind it feels like the spring days wind.


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Re: Alameda daily go/no go

Postby Cj_ » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:51 pm

Tues june 6th afternoon session ?
seems to be filling in, empty lauch
1.5ft. low tide 4:44 pm
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Re: Alameda daily go/no go

Postby Cj_ » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:50 pm

no go-
looked promising, then tanked
guess it beats sitting in traffic
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Re: Alameda daily go/no go

Postby pipedragon » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:38 pm

reyrivera wrote:After a week or so of logging your sessions in Alameda, this is what your log book is probably gonna look like:

Monday:
Go, best session ever in Alameda!

Tuesday:
Go, ..., maybe, ...., eh, good enough....goodness, glad I went.

Wednesday:
I went, rigged, launched, wind shut down ... kite crashed in the water, dang, I should have stayed home/work/hung out with buddies/girlfriend/wife

Thursday:
No Go

Friday:
No Go

Saturday
Maybe, but too lazy to go at this point because wind not enough, ... Alameda sucks...

Sunday:
Ah crap, why did I not go?

I don't have a Facebook or Twitter account, but I think BoardSports posts daily go/no go comments if you follow and be part of their groupie, do they still do that?


OMG so spot on and I have lived here and been kiting since 2001!
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Re: Alameda daily go/no go

Postby alexglebov » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:21 am

The last two days were good. I went on Saturday and the wind was great - steady, strong and with good direction. Today looks like one of those super gusty days, so be extra careful launching the kite and be ready to punch out. Maybe no go if you are still working on your launch, or don't have a small kite. Not a good day to practice your kite launching skills.
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Re: Alameda daily go/no go

Postby reyrivera » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:39 am

NOAA shooting for 40 knot gust, probably means we are gonna have 30-35 mph gust in Alameda, bring your 5 meter or 7 meter if you have them for this afternoon, otherwise please stay on the sidelines if the wind start gusting and you don't have a small kite in reserve.


PZZ530-112215-
San Pablo Bay Suisun Bay The West Delta and San Francisco Bay
North of the Bay Bridge-
821 AM PDT Sun Jun 11 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...W winds 5 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt with
occasional gusts to 40 kt in the afternoon. Slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
.MON...W winds 10 to 20 kt.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt.
.TUE...W winds 10 kt.
.WED...W winds 5 kt...increasing to 5 to 15 kt.
.THU...W winds 5 to 15 kt.
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Re: Alameda daily go/no go

Postby alexglebov » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:56 pm

Today was a gusty day with a very strong wind. I left the beach at around 4pm, when "let's learn to launch in a high gusty wind" crowd showed up. The wind was 30 mph gusting to 36 mph. I saw one butchered launch, one kite in a tree and one almost butchered launch that was saved by two instructors - all happened during 30 minutes time frame. Mistakes are the same most of the time:
1. Kite is too far upwind and not filled and when released tumbled back
2. Choking the kite - kites don't like that and get angry.
3. Bringing the kite to 12 right after launch (unless you are launching away from the water)
I was surprised how many people don't know how to launch the kite properly before going in high gusty winds. I hope that nobody got hurt - it looked really sketchy today.
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Re: Alameda daily go/no go

Postby AAADiver » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:04 pm

Agree with the above. I saw at least three extremely dangerous launches that all could have ended badly. One issue is absolutely lack of experience but the other is plain and simple poor kite etiquette. It was a very busy day and there were kites sprawled all over the launch area that were clearly not prepping for launch. This forces launching kiters to launch on top of your idle kite and if trouble occurs, not clear runway but instead an obstacle course to run. It also forces kiters into dangers launch areas to the left and right. Let's all try to treat the launching area as exacting that. If you are not launching, roll up your lines and please move your kite to the lawn. Yours and your fellow kiters safety truly depend on it. Another serious accident would be horrific and could very well end kiting in this wonderful park.

Thx all!


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