Waddell vs Dillon

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Waddell vs Dillon

Postby kitet » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:57 am

How does Dillon compare to Waddell? My usual coast spot is Waddell because it's such a great spot and relatively close for me, but am curious about trying something north of SF. How's Dillon? It looks like the wind will be good there this weekend. Thanks.
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Re: Waddell vs Dillon

Postby windstoked » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:23 am

Dillon has a ton more rideable space and less riders, and wide variability in the break from one part of the beach to another. The waves can be more broken up in places, but there's almost always a place where they're just right and you can get long sweet rides. The shallow bay makes for wide variability between high and low tide and rapid changes in the break patterns. At low tide there's a great break a quarter to half a mile out going over towards the Pt Reyes side. At low tide the big breakers are farther out, and this makes it calmer with a smaller 2nd break closer in that makes it feasible for less advanced riders to get open ocean experience without as much risk as many other places.
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Re: Waddell vs Dillon

Postby Aloha » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:25 am

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Re: Waddell vs Dillon

Postby Ron » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:55 pm

Dillon is VERY sharky so I would stick to Waddell

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Waddell vs Dillon

Postby sc-surfer » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:52 pm

Plus, it's harder to carpool to Dillon. :-)


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Re: Waddell vs Dillon

Postby sloughslut » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:15 pm

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Re: Waddell vs Dillon

Postby mbzporvida » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:46 pm

Dillon is the greatest coastal area in northern California way better than Waddell ! MJ0_ MJ0_ MJ0_ MJ0_ MJ0_ MJ0_ MJ0_ MJ0_
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Re: Waddell vs Dillon

Postby zgur » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:40 pm

Dillon is for sure waaayyyy better spot than Waddell....when in doubt, point your carpool north
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Re: Waddell vs Dillon

Postby mjwarne » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:29 pm

I had my 1st session at Dillon this weekend. I only have 1 session at Waddell to compare it too but thought both spots were excellent.

Some key differences:

Dillon is wide open and empty - I was 1 of 2 kitesurfers out at Dillon on a Saturday afternoon in 20 knots of wind. I'm sure Waddell was may more crowded at the same time.

The wind was straight onshore at Dillon so found it much harder to get out past the shore break compared to Waddell where it is cross shore.

When there are only 2 of us on the water sharks played on my mind a lot more than Waddell where there are tons of people out.

Don't guarantee on someone being able to land/launch you at Dillon so be self sufficient in this.

Definitely well worth the drive up there.
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Re: Waddell vs Dillon

Postby floater » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:29 pm

Waddell for sure... Less sharks and more people. Kiting in numbers sure helps.
Dillon too many sharks, plus it is a cold and lonely place...

Carpool to Waddell this weekend? 12M kites and twin tips only...
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