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Ashby Beach Saturday Afternoon = Thumbs Up!

Postby OliverG » Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:24 pm

In one the lowest tides I've seen at Ashby beach today winds were blowing between 10-15 onshore, but still made for an excellent session on a 17. I was all alone and seconds away from self launching when Kaz showed up, launched me and hung out for a bit. If Alameda is dead and Pt. Iz is light, this makes for an ideal spot during a low tide, but you *must* be able to stay upwind.

Maybe I'll see someone else there tomorrow afternoon if the winds blowing.

Later,
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Postby Guest » Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:11 am

good job ollie
did you go from the beach or walk up wind to the rock point
(you get a little more room to get out)
and i see the wind meter is fixed
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Postby OliverG » Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:58 am

Launched from the beach as it was a very low tide, likely due to the full moon. Onshore wind makes for kind of a workout to stay out, but was well worth it. Wind should pick up there today so I'll probably check it out again in the afternoon.

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Hey!

Postby Pipegragon » Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:42 pm

Your giving away my spot. I work right in front of that launch. I would actually enjoy the company as I am usualy self launching here. Hope to see a few more people out there this season.
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Postby OliverG » Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:44 pm

Pipedragon,

Hey, thanks for coming by.... Have you kited there lately? I've been getting some good rides there in the last 2 weeks or so. What are you flying?
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Ashby today

Postby Big Al » Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:52 pm

Anyone going to Berkeley today? Winds are picking up and we have a negative tide (low) at 4:30pm.

Any chance someone else can make it today?
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Postby OliverG » Thu Mar 18, 2004 5:39 pm

Yup, I went, got there at 3pm, rigged up a 14, wind died. At that point, no size kite would have helped. There were 7 kites on the beach though.

But that's Berkeley for you. Sometimes it's up and down, but when it's good, it's good.
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Postby charlie » Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:50 pm

ollie
look at it now 5 50
check out t.i wind pattern?
timeing is everything
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i got there at 2
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Ashby 5:30 PM

Postby Diabloglider » Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:49 pm

After reading on the warm windless beach for a while I got a 20 min ride on my 16M. It was about 20 mph for a short while!
It was frustrating watching the windsurfers ripping over at the Berkeley Marina most of the afternoon. I wish there was a place to launch there.

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