Silver Strand in San Diego

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Silver Strand in San Diego

Postby keithdkd » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:40 am

Ever since I saw this video of a guy kitesurfing Silver Strand with dolphins, I've wanted to check it out. But the forecast for Silver Strand always shows low teens. Has anyone kited there? What's the ideal season to visit there? Or is low teens to be expected, and maybe I just need to get a bigger kite if I want to do Silver Strand?

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Re: Silver Strand in San Diego

Postby NoContext » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:57 am

You got it! San Diego is practically famous for it's lack of wind.
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Re: Silver Strand in San Diego

Postby sloughslut » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:36 pm

i did not see no dolphin, is that the name of the band that did the music?
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Silver Strand in San Diego

Postby sc-surfer » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:30 pm

Kited with/through a group of 10-15 dolphin today. Totally amazing. And the are BIG!
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Re: Silver Strand in San Diego

Postby ramsey » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:51 am

I kited there years ago in Aug on a 19m fuel and a big board. It was actually nice with nice waves, but the wind sucked.

Fyi, dolphins are a pretty common site at crissy among other wildlife.
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Re: Silver Strand in San Diego

Postby Aloha » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:32 pm

SD has really nice consistent sea breeze you just need to make sure you bring your LW gear for 5 - 15 knots

SoCal is so beautiful to kite and just beautiful in general.. there are some amazing spots in LA too
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Silver Strand in San Diego

Postby keithdkd » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:43 pm

SC-surfer: where did you see dolphins? Ramsey: I have never seen dolphins at Crissy field. I've seen plenty of sea lions (seals?) though
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Silver Strand in San Diego

Postby sc-surfer » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:57 pm

keithdkd wrote:SC-surfer: where did you see dolphins? Ramsey: I have never seen dolphins at Crissy field. I've seen plenty of sea lions (seals?) though


They come by out front of my place in Santa Cruz at least twice a day. I'm not giving out the location though ;-)

We have a fun beach where there is usually wind when Wadell/Scott's are dead. Small local crew. Pm me if y'all want to come down and ride. I'll share the 'secret'.
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