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Pt. Reyes

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:00 am
by K. Cliff
What's the skinny on Pt. Reyes? How to get there, parking, launch, best wind direction, do's and dont's etc. Thanks!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:24 am
by fearlu
It's off-shore conditions on the windiest days there in the springtime. I'm not saying "don't go", but head's-up. There's a reason why very few people ride there. If something goes awry you could be in for a high-risk situation. A similar set-up is available at Doran Beach in Bodega Bay with the watchful eye of the Coast Guard nearby. The waves don't wrap like they do at Pt. Reyes/Tubamancha but there is a greater chance that someone could respond if you are headed out to sea.

I'm cold just thinkin' about it!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:34 am
by Tony Soprano
How are you going to self rescue in offshore winds?????????

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:58 am
by K. Cliff
For me to self rescue in offshore winds is to not kite in them 8) . The meteogram is calling for NW winds all day tomorrow, would this be offshore? (honest question). What road takes us to the launch?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:28 am
by fearlu
NW is off-shore fo' sho'. I will not reveal the road since I want you to go somewhere safer! Like Dillon or Roosevelt or...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:34 am
by K. Cliff
10-4, Thanks Dave your advice is always respected.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:55 am
by windhorny
in other words you might want to bring a waterproof book to read while your floating out there.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:12 am
by reyrivera
I'm sorry for barging in, but I'm a little bit confused about the wind direction.

If its going NortWest and the wind hits Point Reyes North of the light house, that should be side on shore, and west north west is onshore, no? Which break are you referring to Kev?

I was looking at the google maps north of the Point Reyes light house, Point Reyes National Seashore along St Francis Drake Bld.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:57 am
by fearlu
The beach that people ride there is traditionally referred to as "Tubamancha" and it lies on the south-southwest facing side of the peninsula along the Limantour Spit. (I'm not aware of anyone riding in on-shore conditions on the northside during NW winds, but I'm not a local there, so maybe there are other options.)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:15 am
by K. Cliff
reyrivera wrote: Which break are you referring to Kev?


Any launch that's side on, do you know of one Ray? or is it Rey? Hell I still have some climbing ropes in the garage and I wouldn't mind repelling down to a nice little site if necessary. Just as long as it's a short climb up! Jeese I'm getting lazy.