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Hey my name is Anthony and I just started kiting this season. Got up on my board for a few seconds and that's about it during the water lesson. Looking to go again this weekend most likely at alameda, if there is any wind that is. I want to pratice body dragging a bit then take a crack at the board again. Would be nice to find someone just started off also but if you don't mind a newbie being around that is cool (something to make you laugh).
I live in San Francisco. I have access to a car about 50% of the time so I can drive once and while but I have no problem paying for gas or lunch.
Hey Anthony...I am at the same stage...Learning at Sherman Island but am definetly interested in finding new kiters to figure stuff with...
Will be groing through lessons till I feel secure enough to head out but since I am learning at SI and you at Alameda maybe we can share info about the spots.
Hey Anthony, Welcome... its highly addicting... like crack (not that i have ever done that) but u know what i mean . See ya out there!!
Last edited by Loscocco on Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
I just started also this season.
I've gone I think 6 times this season for 1-2hours each time.
I am going upwind fairly well, and am starting to jump on command. (I'm a pretty fast learner and it helps to have 7years of wake behind you.)
I have a fair ammout of knowledge about Alameda since other than Rio that's the only place I've gone. I know how nice it is to have someone around who knows somewhat about the spot so I'd love to help in Alameda, I think I'll be in the city tomarow so I might be able to help launch If it is on tomarow. In my personal experience I doubt it will be good tomarow, or sunday (theres a chance). So I think I'll be in HMB on Sunday. It all depends. I'd like to meet someone who is local at ocean beach, I always was curious about OB.
If you have any questions feel free to send me a message.
Nice! I finally found this place, took awhile. New to kiteboarding as well and would love to hang out with some newbies, YAY! Don't have a car but can totally sport gas, toll, lunch, band-aids. I'm almost on the board...does that count?
Days off are Mon&Tues. If anyone is down on those days, i'm totally avail!
Hey all, I just got back to the states from traveling over seas. And yup, took some lessons, got me a kite, and am ready to ride. I consider myself at the beginner stages, I can go upwind without too much drama. Also looking for others to go out with. I have a wheels (there's 4 of them!), and will be ready to roll as soon as the wind picks up!
Okay snowboarding is dead to me now. At least till next season. I am available on the weekends to go. Also I have access to wheels sometimes assuming I can steal it first. Anyways I am still working getting on the board. I have a couple of kites (10,11 & 13). I think it would be great to learn with someone else. I live in the mission and probably still be going to Alameda. If anyone interested let me know.
OB really is not really a place to learn...When your kite hits the water the ocean will claim it quickly... Alameda is a better call for getting the hang of the sport... Have Fun and Be Safe!
I took lessons last summer - but I am a slow learner still trying to stay up on the board. Anyrate - I have been to Alameda - last Spring.
I live in SF, but right now do not have a car:( However, I am so desperate, that I am going to attempt public transportation...I just have to get out in the water! It has been six months...I am determined to get up on the board!!!!
(If not, then I will be a professional body dragger >
Soooo, if anyone is willing to give me a lift when they are going to Alameda - I would love it! I can pay for gas, toll, etc..(of course what is etc..?)
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