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Stinson?

Postby jjm » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:58 am

The Stinson info here mentions that:

Spring wind is best when a.m. buoys are 25+ at Bodega, wind is steady from 11am-2pm 15-20, afternoon wind is usually too gusty. Summer is great when there is N.W. wind and fog 10-20. Winter is good on Southerlies usually in the am. 10-15.


Is the "wind is usually too gusty" statement in general, or specific for spring conditions?
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Re: Stinson?

Postby KillaHz » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:21 pm

jjm wrote:The Stinson info here mentions that:

Spring wind is best when a.m. buoys are 25+ at Bodega, wind is steady from 11am-2pm 15-20, afternoon wind is usually too gusty. Summer is great when there is N.W. wind and fog 10-20. Winter is good on Southerlies usually in the am. 10-15.


Is the "wind is usually too gusty" statement in general, or specific for spring conditions?


As the land heats up at all times of year that have NW winds, Stinson winds tend to go side off shore and gusty after about 2:00.
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Re: Stinson?

Postby OliverG » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:53 pm

KillaHz wrote:
jjm wrote:The Stinson info here mentions that:

Spring wind is best when a.m. buoys are 25+ at Bodega, wind is steady from 11am-2pm 15-20, afternoon wind is usually too gusty. Summer is great when there is N.W. wind and fog 10-20. Winter is good on Southerlies usually in the am. 10-15.


Is the "wind is usually too gusty" statement in general, or specific for spring conditions?


As the land heats up at all times of year that have NW winds, Stinson winds tend to go side off shore and gusty after about 2:00.


Damn Gabe, is there any spot that you don't know the full scoop on? :wink:
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Postby Stinson visitor » Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:35 pm

Due to the fact that Bolinas head blocks a large part of Stinson, it needs to be a solid push for Stinson to be good. You need a strong NPH pumpin coastal winds, then you may get good wind @ stinson....

The general rules of thumb I've found useful are:
1. If Bodega/Tomales are in high teens, good sign
2. If Crissy is going at high teens/low 20's, good
3. If Ocean Beach is blowing in 20's, good times

If all of the above 3 come together, you have high probability of good wind @ stinson. Its a good early day spot, by 3:30 it's usually done and goes a bit side off as Gabe mentioned. This is a great spot to learn waves.

It's a fun spot with really nice scenery. It's a long beach with many peaks, so it never gets too crowded.

Good winds + waves, Zeev.
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Postby kies » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:58 pm

wrote:
'The general rules of thumb I've found useful are:
1. If Bodega/Tomales are in high teens, good sign
2. If Crissy is going at high teens/low 20's, good
3. If Ocean Beach is blowing in 20's, good times

If all of the above 3 come together, you have high probability of good wind @ stinson. Its a good early day spot, by 3:30 it's usually done and goes a bit side off as Gabe mentioned. This is a great spot to learn waves.
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I SAY:

If all three of those places are happening...go to one of those three spots to ride. Sheeeesh :P
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