Chrissy Field and Flood Tide

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Chrissy Field and Flood Tide

Postby cedralpass » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:09 pm

I have been kiting about 4 times at Chrissy, right near my house. I have always been out in slack or Light Ebb, just after slack tide. I have seen many kites struggling to stay upwind in light wind and a flood tide.

However, I saw 2-3 yesterday that were having a great time. I didnt go out, but I was curious about the flood tides there. Seems pretty strong at 2.51 knots today. Anyone going out, or care to elaborate on the flood tides at chrissy? I understand the ebb tides pretty well, and the "Chair Lift" or the danger at being sent to faralon.

I am an intermediate kiter: Very comfortable launching / landing, sefl resueing, swimming, turns both directions (heelside and toeside), and starting to go bigger on the jumps.

Thanks in advance to the locals, who have been really friendly there.

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Postby cedralpass » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:09 pm

Looks like during flood kites arnt making it very far upwind, but still having a good time. Will give it a go tmrw, instead of sitting at work late.
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Postby Loscocco » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:37 pm

I made it all the way to the bridge today on a moderate flood.. A bit more work but doable

If your new to kiting Crissy try to avoid kiting during a flood unless your upwind skills are excellent.
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Postby Bob » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:01 pm

The inside shutdown can become very dramatic in a flood!
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Postby TheMoniker » Tue May 06, 2008 12:49 pm

ive gone out twice on a flooding tide and didnt seem to have any problems. actually made it easier to body drag back to my board.
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