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Winds are coming...

Postby kitenaked » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:59 am

This is the computer forecast for Benicia (bad direction unfortunately), but assume Folsom and Thermalito may be good for this.... ?


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Re: Winds are coming...

Postby etxxz » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:07 pm

I wonder what a side / side-off with 6-8ft waves at OB would be like... my forecasts also show big time gusts. clearing winds MJ0_
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Re: Winds are coming...

Postby Aloha » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:27 pm

I can tell you what it's like to kitesurf a side/off day at Linda Mar in big waves - but haven't experienced OB yet in those conditions. Well, only one way to find out! (disclaimer: please be careful if you try, it can get extremely dangerous and is generally not recommended)
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Re: Winds are coming...

Postby TomAUSTRIA » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:31 pm

Anyone kiting the [secret south bay spot]?
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Re: Winds are coming...

Postby kitewing » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:35 am

No thanks, I might want to father children at some point. Maybe 3rd...
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Re: Winds are coming...

Postby troybo13 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:33 am

Yeah, I was gonna ask where to go for this wind direction.
I guess I will start at 3rd and go from there.
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Re: Winds are coming...

Postby victor » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:56 am

a couple buddies and i scouted the pinole/hercules shoreline yesterday. it looked kiteable in a few spots, but due mainly to testicular deficiencies none of us felt compelled to pump up.

anyone have any experience up that way?
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Re: Winds are coming...

Postby Tony Soprano » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:49 pm

victor wrote:a couple buddies and i scouted the pinole/hercules shoreline yesterday. it looked kiteable in a few spots, but due mainly to testicular deficiencies none of us felt compelled to pump up.

anyone have any experience up that way?



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Re: Winds are coming...

Postby Col.kiteman » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:19 pm

victor wrote:a couple buddies and i scouted the pinole/hercules shoreline yesterday. it looked kiteable in a few spots, but due mainly to testicular deficiencies none of us felt compelled to pump up.

anyone have any experience up that way?


Hahaha. I was out there friday morning. I went to those two parks. Maybe a little more doable with some more east in the flow. True north is strait onshore of some tidal mudflats out to 200 yards. The park by the water treatment plant has huge wind shadow that makes a launch on the grass difficult. The park to the north (on santa fe and railroad) same story but not as bad. Ony downside is the sketchy 150 yd walk to the water crossing operational railroad tracks with amtrack trains flying by. But hey, the wind looked pretty good out there if u could get out. Launching near waters edge is possible, but any small mishap and theres a high probability of thrashing your kite. No good place for self launch/land. Solo trip would be tough; if someone else was with me yesterday i probably would have gone. The launch and landing is why i said no.
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Re: Winds are coming...

Postby kitenaked » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:37 pm

Col.kiteman wrote:
victor wrote:a couple buddies and i scouted the pinole/hercules shoreline yesterday. it looked kiteable in a few spots, but due mainly to testicular deficiencies none of us felt compelled to pump up.

anyone have any experience up that way?


Hahaha. I was out there friday morning. I went to those two parks. Maybe a little more doable with some more east in the flow. True north is strait onshore of some tidal mudflats out to 200 yards. The park by the water treatment plant has huge wind shadow that makes a launch on the grass difficult. The park to the north (on santa fe and railroad) same story but not as bad. Ony downside is the sketchy 150 yd walk to the water crossing operational railroad tracks with amtrack trains flying by. But hey, the wind looked pretty good out there if u could get out. Launching near waters edge is possible, but any small mishap and theres a high probability of thrashing your kite. No good place for self launch/land. Solo trip would be tough; if someone else was with me yesterday i probably would have gone. The launch and landing is why i said no.


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