Pt. Reyes

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yeah nice!!

Postby 707kiteguy » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:47 pm

Nice pics dude!! I got one!!But it was blowing off shore..
OOhh! So who's going and when!!
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Postby glenn » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:59 pm

nice photos!
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Postby buckidge » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:03 am

KillaHz wrote:North side of Pt. Reyes has many issues:

I've been to both North and South beach when it was cranking 35 knots or better just a couple hundred meters off shore but not filling into the beach.

The beach is very steep and the waves break hard and right on shore. There are no real rideable waves. These beaches face directly into the fetch for our mean north swells. I've seen North beach chest high when places like Ocean Beach were flat. Drowning is definitely a high probability in any swell likely to come along with the wind necessary to kite there.

Localism? You won't see them coming and they have big, sharp teeth.

You'll find the same locals at Tuba (maybe a few more of them) but with the offshore winds, you'll want to bring a gun and one bullet for when you break down.

Best to go to Dillon as Bulldog mentioned it's a shorter drive and much better kiting on average.

Wonder if it's still worthwhile if it's the only place blowing when the wind hasn't made its way further in at Dillon...
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Postby WindMuch » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:12 am

Have you ever seen the shore pound on the North side of Point Reyes? I know 30+ year veteran OB surfers who give it the resect it deserves.
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Re: Pt. Reyes

Postby Tony Soprano » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:44 am

Kite-boarding is not allowed off Limantour Beach, Drakes Beach, and the Great Beach due to snowy
plover habitat.
This closure is necessary as kite-boarding interferes with wildlife behavior. ... 120622.pdf

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Re: Pt. Reyes

Postby ozchrisb » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:13 am

Wait, so "tubas" is a no go zone now?
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Re: Pt. Reyes

Postby Tony Soprano » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 am

ozchrisb wrote:Wait, so "tubas" is a no go zone now?

Correct, NO kiteboarding

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Re: Pt. Reyes

Postby Bulldog » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:24 pm

BTW, by "interferes with wildlife habitat" is Park-Servicese for

"Kiteboarders are kooks."

Closure is actually a result of idiot behavior by a kiter who had to be rescued by rangers and proceeded to get his lines wrapped around the propeller of their boat, costing them a rebuilt outboard motor and freaking them out.

In general, you should not be kiting in the ocean in Northern California unless you:

1) Know what you are doing
2) Know how to swim very well
3) Have buddies who are going to save your A$$ if you are not capable of doing it yourself.

In the meantime we can all thank one dumbass for costing us the ability to ride one of the only kiteable tubes on the Norcal coast. =*
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