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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:58 pm
by reyrivera
Hot dang, just my luck, I think I know the black and white Turbo 3 guy too. Is it an eleven meter kite?

When I first met these two guys, if they are the same ones, they were lucky that me and Max (Barrett) were rigging because they were about to launch the first time without any formal training. They were riding older kites at that time. We gave them a small tutorial and were safely able to to ride their first launch.

The kite that you posted from the kitewindsurf camera is a Link.

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Update from my message above:

Turns out that the kiters mentioned above are different kiters, we don't know who they are. Our friend who rides a gray and white turbo diesel 3 11, spoke to the paramedics and told them he was not the guy they were looking for, I guess somebody pointed him out as a suspect and he had to clear his name.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:01 pm
by windhorny
I wont directly say what size it was but it did sound like alavan.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:11 pm
by wjb
Busted! Hey Yuri if they let that get away a little farther you could have a new kite in your quiver when it ended up on your balcony.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:22 pm
by windhorny
thats how I make money, what you thought I had a real job?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:50 pm
by CdoG

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:26 pm
by Proparoo
As we speak they keep dropping the forecast:

811 PM PDT THU JUN 12 2008

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT
TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. PATCHY FOG.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:13 pm
by windhorny
I dont feel i am asking for much, just a solid 20-22mph day that is 80 deg. and 3' tide on an ebb.....at alameda.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:56 am
by Proparoo
Well Weather.com is calling for 10-20 on Sat. for the Sherman area...

I will take that....

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:30 am
by CdoG
here is 3 am post.....

the fog looks way better to day
SAN FRANCISCO SAN PABLO SUISUN BAY AND THE WEST DELTA- 251 AM PDT FRI JUN 13 2008 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 30 KT. .TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. .SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT.

i think thay will update as the fog plays out for the weekend


8.39am
/ SAN FRANCISCO SAN PABLO SUISUN BAY AND THE WEST DELTA- 839 AM PDT FRI JUN 13 2008 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 30 KT...STRONGEST NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE. .TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT
. .SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. .SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. .TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:36 am
by Bulldog
Fog is duking it out with offshore flow from the valley and the fog is losing. NE flow is supposed to die off sometime today, though.

I'd say it's going to get pretty smokey in the Bay -- you've got SW flow blowing the smoke up from the fires down south and NE flow blowing the smoke down from the fires in Chico. This morning's sunrise looked like Apocalypse Now here.