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Bay Area Kiting in October

Postby troybo13 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:33 am

Hey All,
I am coming out to Bay Area for October. I try to bring kites everywhere I go but curious what are the chances of decent wind at 3rd, Sherman's, coast or elsewhere. I would even consider driving a couple hours to bang a session in.

Appreciate any insight.

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Re: Bay Area Kiting in October

Postby le noun » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:18 am

Usually the least windy time of the year.
BUT this season has been so awesome, you never know!
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Re: Bay Area Kiting in October

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:11 am

Two days in the last Three years for me in October... I get more in November... January is the worst month for the Bay Area IMO

Its sad, i get a little depressed when kiting season ends. also get a little fat.
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Re: Bay Area Kiting in October

Postby ramsey » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:07 am

3rd usually gets anywhere from 30mins -2hrs of wind in the late afternoon most days in October. Its usually pretty light though so bring a big kite or a skimboard. Your best bet is to just be there. By the time you check the sensor and drive out the wind could be dead. Sometimes we get warm northerly winds/offshore flow which makes a couple places fun to ride.
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Re: Bay Area Kiting in October

Postby troybo13 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:44 am

Thanks guys. I appreciate the responses.
Looks like I will have to bring kites. I can't stand the idea of not kiting for the whole month.
I will check in when I get there.

Cheers!
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Re: Bay Area Kiting in October

Postby Aloha » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:18 pm

I have a feeling there will be a few sessions to be had for the wily in October this year...

Let us know when you arrive!
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Re: Bay Area Kiting in October

Postby keithdkd » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:37 pm

Folsom? (Where you at Yoda?)
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Re: Bay Area Kiting in October

Postby troybo13 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:45 am

Hey All!
I fly into the bay area today. Where is the best bet for wind?
3rd Ave in late afternoon?
Sherman?

Mahalo for any recommendations.
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Re: Bay Area Kiting in October

Postby sloughslut » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:19 am

Sherman not Sherman's
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Re: Bay Area Kiting in October

Postby TomAUSTRIA » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:48 am

troybo13 wrote:Hey All!
I fly into the bay area today. Where is the best bet for wind?
3rd Ave in late afternoon?
Sherman?


Forecast for 3rd is "mid teens inside then upper teens in the channel" (late afternoon).
Sherman doesn't look very promising.
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