[Coast] Half Moon Bay

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[Coast] Half Moon Bay

Postby OliverG » Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:47 pm

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Half Moon Bay is beach break with a moderate breeze. Wind fills in nicely in winter storms making this a nice place to take a break during rain storms. Some kiters enjoy the harbor and some prefer to sail the waves.

Excellent when clear and breezy. Fun on winter storms. In the winter south winds, you may want to ride the harbor. On the summer northwests, ride the south end of the beach.
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Re: [Coast] Half Moon Bay

Postby nanopower » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:56 am

Going to check out HMB for first time this week. Would love more info on where best to launch and any other tips for first timer at this location.

Also, do kiters ever kite in harbor?

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Re: [Coast] Half Moon Bay

Postby le noun » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:39 pm

Just quoting from above:
"Excellent when clear and breezy. Fun on winter storms. In the winter south winds, you may want to ride the harbor. On the summer northwests, ride the south end of the beach."
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Re: [Coast] Half Moon Bay

Postby BayAreaKite » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:34 pm

HMB harbor is a great flat-water spot during winter frontal systems. Wind is side-off shore, so kiters must be competent staying up wind. Failure to keep the kite up, or stay up wind, can land you in the marina or wrapped around a moored sailboat:) Otherwise, it's an awesome spot when you need a fix during the winter months!
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