HOW was it? 04-01-04?

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HOW was it? 04-01-04?

Postby charlie » Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:31 pm

how was it
4 to 25
190 wind shifts
low ass tide
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Postby OliverG » Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:03 pm

Around 3pm checked out Pt. Iz, GG Fields and Ashby. Ashby was most doable, but due to very gusty winds and NW direction, I didn't go out. I did gear up and self-launch a 12m. Was very gusty with the gusts providing near-lofts. Slippery on wet hard-pack sand with rocks all around. Brought kite down and pulled safety.

The windsurfers were having a ball, but from my standpoint it just wasn't worth it. I had no one to spot me, didn't have my helmet, the gusts were sketchy, and heavy gusts upon setting out may have pulled me off edge downwind into the rocks, so why risk it?

Charlie, you were right!
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Pinole was good!

Postby Greg T » Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:36 pm

Joel and I gave Pinole a try. It doen't seem like a great spot but today it was the place to be. The wind was mid teens. It ws a bit up and down but not gusty at all. I was on a 14M which was perfect. It was one of the most pleasant days I have had on the water!

I don't think we will see similar conditions very often but it is nice to have a place that can work in northish winds.

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Postby OliverG » Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:02 pm

Greg,

Whereabouts in Pinole? How is the launch?
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I went to Sherman.

Postby bdawg » Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:20 pm

I was hoping to check out some others rippin' it but there was just 3 windsurfers. I ended up flying my trainer for an hour or so. I don't know how hard it was blowing exactly but it was nice indeed. I did bring some pics to share with the class.


wish you were here.
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where are the kites?

http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/bc/53857688/bc/bayareakiteboarding/Sherman+Island+3.1.jpg?BC8ePbAB3SJNAK_c



wannabe photographer:
http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/bc/53857688/bc/bayareakiteboarding/Sherman+Island+lei+.1.jpg?BC8ePbABmsTCUW8i


that is all I have to report.

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Postby OliverG » Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:25 pm

Blair,

Cool, sounds like you were enjoying the weather today. Might have been an abscence of kiters because of the wind direction. What size trainer do you have? For some reason, the links for the photos are bad, so we can't see them. :(

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workin' out the bugs.

Postby bdawg » Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:47 pm

Ollie I have a 1 meter t-foil. When I brought it into the powerzone it was "pulling me over" pretty good. I was diggin' it.

does everyone prefer imbedded pics or links to url's?

here are the pics.

______________________________________________wish you were here.________________________
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where are the kites?
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and this is me thinking I am a cool photographer.
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I realize after i have done all this linking to pics that people with dial up are hating me right now.

Can you see the pics? Ollie it is working when I preview it.

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Pinole

Postby Greg T » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:42 am

Ollie, Park at the very end of Tennent Ave(Hwy80->Pinole Valley Rd.-> Tennent). at the small park. The tide was so low that we walked out and set up our gear on the sand/mud flats. It looks like Alameda at low tide with more trash in the mud. I may go there this afternoon. Call me if you want to hook up. 510 772-7162.

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Postby fearlu » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:58 am

Crown was closed for the annual bulldozer festival.
Go bigga'
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Let's see if this works.

Postby bdawg » Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:38 am

i'm at work to check the disscussion updates and the pictures are not coming up at work. so i will try to do this now.

go here:
http://f1.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/the ... ng&.view=l

this is the same link using url tool for posting
http://f1.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/the_sh1t@sbcglobal.net/lst?.dir=/bayareakiteboarding&.view=l

Can I get a confirmation on others seeing the pics.

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