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Hercules/Rodeo

Postby amlerner » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:50 pm

The wind is often blasting off of the Bio-Rad property but I don't see a good launch (rocks and train tracks). Someone must have found a good (or tolerable) spot because there was a kiteboarder out there today. Seems like he launched from somewhere between Hercules and Rodeo. Anyone have any experience kiting this location?
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Re: Hercules/Rodeo

Postby Greg » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:04 pm

I rode it, shoreline looked pretty nasty as I recall..
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Re: Hercules/Rodeo

Postby OliverG » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:38 pm

We were out at the Thai restaurant overlooking the trail and waterfront near the new housing subdivisions not too long ago and noticed that the bay there looked pretty good and it can be plenty windy there.

Let us know what you find, we were thinking a bike ride along the trails sometime followed by a kite session would be fun, it looks pretty cool.
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Re: Hercules/Rodeo

Postby CdoG » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:17 pm

I kind of rember something about a school...
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Re: Hercules/Rodeo

Postby amlerner » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:47 pm

My guess is he launched from 38 Pacific Avenue, Rodeo, CA. If you google map it the road crosses the tracks and maybe there's good access on the west side of the marina? I might check it out tomorrow - if it's feasible anyone want to give it a go some windy weekday?
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Re: Hercules/Rodeo

Postby kingfisher » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:57 pm

Also in Rodeo there's a spot Slough Slut has checked out. Maybe he'll chim in. Its a small beach, but look out for tweekers. I would put a link on a map, but I dont know how to do that. :doh:
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Re: Hercules/Rodeo

Postby sloughslut » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:33 pm

i think its called davis point, if you have ikitesurf click on san pablo sensor and then click on local info, explains it perfect, if someone would watch my car i would kite here, there is a boat repair shop close maybe we could leave cars there, The owners name was darrel or duane but i have not been in a while :)
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Re: Hercules/Rodeo

Postby sloughslut » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:47 pm

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Rodeo,+CA ... 9&t=h&z=18
a marine radio might be good, if the wind is south you could end up in vallejo but thats where the coast guard station is :)
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Re: Hercules/Rodeo

Postby amlerner » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:07 pm

I stopped by there today - awesome spot for rigging and launching (though there is a big wind shadow/line from the hill), but the parking lot was pretty sketchy. Not exactly the 3rd avenue feel and loads of broken glass. It's a bit out of my league to go solo, but maybe next season.
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Re: Hercules/Rodeo

Postby kingfisher » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:14 pm

Looks even better now. Thanks for posting a pic. =D>
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