Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

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Re: Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

Postby skinnydoc » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:36 pm

Hey all... I'm probably going to start heading to TP as I was a bit late last year.... when is it good? I'm trying to avoid going all the way to 3rd, and having the dreaded skunky trips to Alameda.

I wonder if it was working today? tomorrow? I'm not totally clear on which sensors to look at on ikitesurf.

thanks

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Re: Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

Postby le noun » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:25 am

On this forum there is a "location" section.
You'll find info for any spot in the bay area.
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Re: Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

Postby skinnydoc » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:52 am

you mean the destinations one?
viewforum.php?f=4

I thought that would be abroad. Anyway, info here appreciated, as this is where this thread lives, and I didnt start it! |}{+ Could be helpful to those looking into TP.


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Re: Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

Postby Thor29 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:16 am

skinnydoc wrote:you mean the destinations one?
viewforum.php?f=4

I thought that would be abroad. Anyway, info here appreciated, as this is where this thread lives, and I didnt start it! |}{+ Could be helpful to those looking into TP.

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No, he meant this section (scroll down for the Toll Plaza): viewforum.php?f=23
However, the Toll Plaza info right now is only about how to get there. Maybe some of you guys should add some more detail.
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Re: Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

Postby Frappes » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:12 pm

Here's info about the spot that was posted earlier:
http://www.kgbswag.com/lessons/kiteboar ... s/#oakland
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Re: Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

Postby skinnydoc » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:47 pm

thanks... but how is down there NOW eg conditions...that's what I'm asking. I know how to get there. :::)

thx.

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Re: Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

Postby WindMuch » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:52 pm

This view pretty much looks right across the zone from Berkeley Marina to the bay bridge:

http://cal-sailing.appspot.com/wind
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Re: Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

Postby JRaut » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:09 pm

Look at the TI sensor if it's a W day.

But it takes the wind a few extra hours to get to TP from TI. And if it gets there, it's a few knots lighter.

Any wind coming out of the south won't make it to TP; the bridge is in the way.

I've found the Berkeley sensor to be a better measure than TI with winds coming from WNW or above.

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Re: Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

Postby JRaut » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:15 pm

Oh, and If the wind is too far north, you're on your own. The Berkeley sensor gets covered up by the peninsula.

On N days, it's fun to beat upwind to near TI. That wind direction makes it more of a reach than straight upwind, and it gives you a chance to play around in a place that's typically pretty hard to access.

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Re: Toll Plaza 2013 - How's it going to be?

Postby rvv » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:21 am

skinnydoc wrote:thanks... but how is down there NOW eg conditions...that's what I'm asking. I know how to get there. :::)

thx.

Ben

I have been kiting there regularly for 3 years now these are my observations.
Ben for real time readings you need to first get an ikitesurf/windalert discounted membership:http://www.ikitesurf.com/services.iws?referrerID=107160

Then use the real time info from other sensors, port of oakland, oakland berth(need to show 11-13+) , TI and Berkely(need to show 18-20+). There is no TP sensor. Wind fills in fine inside most days but on some low tides you will need to walk out a small way to the wind line.
This info as well as tide info and directions are in the previously mentioned KGB link #oakland and #tpbeach.

Most everyday is SW during the summer, the best direction and TP will usually match the port sensors for direction regardless what direction Berkely is showing. West works but is not ideal as sometimes there are holes with the west. Light winds from true South will not work. North and NW is only mostly in the winter and early in the season works fine but not ideal, hazards etc.

It has been windy at TP for some point everyday now since April13th!
We are there almost everyday and can help anyone launch and land.
It will be windy there until early August then will turn outside more.

Cya at the beach.
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