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Sunday at Alameda

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 10:53 pm
by RobsterCraw
How does it look for alameda on a 12m on sunday? I need more kites but I'm trying to get a good day at alameda and I'm getting anxious.

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:01 pm
by feixaq
low to mid teens. might be able to plane, but hard to go upwind on a 12... 16 is better, 14 is ok (depending on your weight).

PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:02 pm
by andyandmarlys
If you are not too heavy it will likely be fine.... I am planning on a 14m day and I weigh 220

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 9:35 am
by Bob
I'm thinking my 16.5 @ 215lbs...

My guess is the wind slant of NNW will keep it from ramping to big against the modest ebb at Alameda even with the temperature gradient of 10 degrees...

Sylvia however has fantasies of riding a 7.... and she is a very good prognosticator!

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 11:08 am
by andyandmarlys
Bob.... How about the Machine and Contra Challenge today? So far I haven't been able to get the North down from Rio yet....

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 11:38 am
by knyfe

I would also like to join your contest with my FS sleeping bag today. But my family decided to got to the coast and I never say no to that. But we have to try this another day.

CU, K (Georg)

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 12:17 pm
by dewey
Why are you guys talking light wind??? It's ripping at Sherman!!!

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 12:35 pm
by knyfe
try sherman with a family ;-(

even the koast is to windy for them right now ;-(( So I will catch the low wind run at Alameda....


PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 7:21 pm
by whitecap
Tried Sherman with the family over the weekend. *^}

I had a good time, even though I was mostly a caddy since I still have stitches in my foot. Went out once with duck tape over the 4" slice, but that felt weird if I loaded up the board, so I quit - but since I was out of the water, the family had a gas! Brian was out on the 4 & 5, and Alex was getting pretty smooth on his back roll kite loops. MG out for hours, as always. Pretty much always have fun with the family at Sherman...


PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 7:47 pm
by pipedragon
Alameda was worth the wait!!! Rode my 12 powered for days. Low tide, sunny and ripping. Yehaa!!