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i've never seen it that flat at dillon. never been there when there weren't several other kiters even during the week. plenty of room to self launch and land safely
beautiful spot, beautiful drive. WINDY. stop at the william tell tavern in tomales for after session adult beverages and eats.
debatable whether it's any sharkier than other coast sites.
stinson can be good but is very unreliable. wind sometimes likes to shift offshore in the pm. limited parking. traffic jams on the weekends.
never been to waddell to compare the waves. dillon's waves are all over the place. several breaks that change with the tide.
If you are a wave snob, Dillon does not even compare to Waddell. However for me Dillon is 30 minutes from my driveway so it is my go to spot. Waves can get clean and glassy if you hit it right.
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Agreed, but if you're a "wave snob" Waddell doesn't make the grade either... One or two turns before it closes out doesn't qualify for any quality wave awards.
Not to say Waddell isn't a fun place to kite, but there are places with much better, longer waves...
I've seen it line up just about perfect on the far side against the headlands. Its nice when the surf starts to get bigger out there but its a long swim home if anything goes wrong. The thing with Dillon is you don't really get sideshore wind ever. It's so much nicer, imo, kiting in true sideshore winds. That's why Waddell is so famous, the rollers roll in like clockwork and you can tear the shit of them cause of the wind direction. Its like Stinson on Steroids.
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The waves at Dillon are mellow, but, man, going down the line(onshore) is so much fun! Feels like you are actually surfing, and you don't need to move the kite. We're very fortunate to have options, I like both spots.
From Dillon last week:
Awesome vid' stonpedit, i was there on saturday but the waves were small (i.e your video). You have some good moves my man! I had one of the best session there the last week of May with bigger swell and awesome conditions. Do you ride the 6m method 2?
Kirk...what other spots are you thinking about?