[East Bay] Alameda/Crowne Beach

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Re: [East Bay] Alameda/Crowne Beach

Postby le noun » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:43 pm

Yup, girls are out of town. So no worries, I'm sure they will chime in as soon as they get back.
I'm also pretty sure they already thought about it. SS$$
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Re: [East Bay] Alameda/Crowne Beach

Postby halibut » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:35 am

In the mean time...Anyone have experience or advice for kiting Alameda on a SE storm wind? Looks like tomorrow will have some wind but wasn't sure if Alameda is a good choice. Sherman perhaps?
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Re: [East Bay] Alameda/Crowne Beach

Postby CdoG » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:22 am

Alameda can get fun in se wind
If it gos and not too much rain kites will be out
And as kirk said you can just rig up at shell gate to have more room down wind

Keep it Low and Go...
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Re: [East Bay] Alameda/Crowne Beach

Postby CdoG » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:39 am

As a side note
I think kiters should launch off shore ....
"Kite next to water pilot up on land"
At shell gate they have the room.
Keep it low and go
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Postby jzderm » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:22 pm

Also I think the uss hornet sensor is better on a se wind. That's what I've heard anyway. I will be out there sat pm for alameda gust-fest 2014.
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Postby le noun » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:12 pm

jzderm wrote:Also I think the uss hornet sensor is better on a se wind. That's what I've heard anyway. I will be out there sat pm for alameda gust-fest 2014.

That or downwinder at OB. _+_+
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Postby jzderm » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:25 pm

Alameda was a blast today. 13m fully powered. The new beach is amazing. I highly recommend checking it out. Probably 7 of us out there today.
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Re: [East Bay] Alameda/Crowne Beach

Postby parfjano » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:54 pm

Nice! Where did you check the forecast?
Im getting my kite and board here on 3rd f March.
Would love to try it out asap :]
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Postby jzderm » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:31 pm

I recommend the ikitesurf app and membership for forecasts. The off-season computer models are ok for now. But on-season human forecasts are vital. Ask boardsports or other kiteboard retail groups for a discount membership to the app
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Re: [East Bay] Alameda/Crowne Beach

Postby WindMuch » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:56 pm

In terms of getting wind reports in real-time, there isn't a better resource I've found than an iKitesurf membership. The iPhone and Android app are worth the price of admission alone.

And they offer a $20 discount for new memberships:
https://secure.ikitesurf.com/signup?level=PRO&plan=Annual_Plan&app=www&referrerID=107160

Full disclosure: iKitesurf is a BAK sponsor

Also, the Boardsports cam in Alameda is helpful as well:
http://www.boardsportsschool.com/webcam.htm

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