Where to go to practice?

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Re: Where to go to practice?

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:54 am

The season is barreling down quick.

If you have some time off, enjoy camping, and don't mind a drive....
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Re: Where to go to practice?

Postby rvv » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:07 am

Dennis,
Come kite with us at TP. It has been and is expected to be good all this week.
Also see the post by me on the last page for your safety info sheet. Print it out and read it before every session. oo** Be safe and have fun.
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Re: Re: Where to go to practice?

Postby kitenaked » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:35 am

WindMuch wrote:
kitenaked wrote:
sc-surfer wrote:Making popcorn now…


I'll get the beers..


Alright boyz, this is the new kiter forum and 'we' promised everyone we'd refrain from the snark in here...

(wearing my 'Forum Mom' hat tonight)

Kirk out


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Re: Re: Where to go to practice?

Postby kitenaked » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:36 am

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Re: Where to go to practice?

Postby denniskempin » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:48 pm

Thanks everyone for the replies and the welcomes! :)

Yes I am definitely not ready yet to go to 3rd ave or most other beaches. That's why I liked to stay at Alameda. There are very few hazards and there is a lot of space to practice in shallow water.

I think what I need mostly now is just time to practice. Get more experience flying the kite, bodydragging, relaunching, self-rescue and in the end water starts. I have learned the basic techniques to do this in the lessons.. now I need to deliberately practice the application.

I will give the beach at KGB a try and maybe check out the school at sherman island for a lesson there!

Royce, glad to see you are here on this Forum! Where is TP?
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Re: Where to go to practice?

Postby rvv » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:38 am

TP is "Toll Plaza" or "Radio Beach" Kite safe!
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Re: Where to go to practice?

Postby kitenaked » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:02 pm

TP is easy to get to but easy to miss if you are not paying attention to the directions.

There are directions somewhere on this forum...
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Where to go to practice?

Postby Cos » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:57 pm

I would like to come by and practice to come by tomorrow any ideas on the conditions forecasts? Anyone wants to give it try?
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Re: Where to go to practice?

Postby rocketdoctor » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:16 pm

Im still working on my water starts, alot of my kiting time is still body dragging and learning kite skills, would the toll plaza be ok for me? where do I get wind reports for this area?
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Re: Where to go to practice?

Postby rvv » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:09 am

rocketdoctor wrote:Im still working on my water starts, alot of my kiting time is still body dragging and learning kite skills, would the toll plaza be ok for me? where do I get wind reports for this area?

Yes it would. Try Ikitesurf read the berkeley sensor at 20 and Ti at 20.
Here is a link for a 20% discounted membership sign up: http://www.ikitesurf.com/services.iws?referrerID=260587
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