Coastal Kiting this week?

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Coastal Kiting this week?

Postby Pablito » Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:26 pm

I gave up on Tahoe today 'cuz it was raining at 8000 ft. Anyone up for kiting the coast tomorrow?

NWS Forecast for the coast:
Tue
S winds 20 to 30 kt. Wind waves 2 to 7 ft. W swell 12 to 16 ft at 13 seconds. Showers likely.
Tue Night
S winds 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. SW swell building 17 to 22 ft at 15 seconds. Showers likely.
Wed
S winds 10 to 20 kt...becoming se in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 16 to 21 ft. Chance of showers.
Wed Night
S winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 6 ft. W swell 14 to 17 ft. Chance of showers.
Thu
S winds 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 6 ft...decreasing to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon and evening. W swell 12 to 14 ft. Chance of showers through the day.
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Postby dewey » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:04 pm

Paul with a wind out to the south, from what I hear HMB harbor is the place to be in winter. Did you see the swell size for next week. You have some pretty big cahone's.
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Postby Sander » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:09 pm

30 kt winds and 30 ft faces every 13 seconds?
Umm, no thanks, I'll sit this one out.
Let me know how it goes.
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Postby charlie » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:28 pm

i wonder what mavs is jack n 2....?
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Postby dewey » Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:01 pm

Would S winds be side off at Mav's? Waves that big and off shore winds that strong would be some good surfing!! Can you say bus sized barrels!!!
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Postby Pablito » Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:39 pm

Come on guys, where's your sense of adventure! I was thinking OB, not HMB. It should be kiteable if the wind is straight out of the south, right.

I do the math to 23 ft., not 30. And as Ollie says, at OB, you don't have to kite all the way out to the big breakers -- you can hang out in the white water.

Dewey, you could be the first guy ever to kite Mavericks...

One thing I know -- I'm not going out without company.
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Postby OliverG » Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:43 pm

There are a few that have kited there, but it's on the QT, really.

Work of all sorts beckons this week, otherwise I'd consider rolling out to OB, but Alameda is best I can hope for.
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Postby kitekarl » Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:44 pm

The mountain did suck today. Gimme a call Paul, I'd be into getting some waves tomorrow. Karl
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Postby dewey » Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:22 pm

Paul even if your not kiting out to the break OB is still a bit hairy. That's a big swell with lots of currents. Best to live and kite another day. HMB is the better call.
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Postby charlie » Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:56 am

or try out
RAIN KITEING in alameda today!
just watch out for the thunderstroms!


329 AM PST TUE DEC 20 2005

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SE WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW DURING

THE AFTERNOON. RAIN BECOMING LIKELY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING OVERNIGHT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY DURING THE EVENING.
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