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NorCalNomad
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Re: Kite buddy wanted!

Post by NorCalNomad » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:23 pm

Yoda wrote: You can even get blown onto the Great Hwy if you're an idiot:
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/B ... 486048.php
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Re: Kite buddy wanted!

Post by le noun » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:22 pm

Yoda wrote:I'm assuming you've checked the Kite Beaches link on this page, but just in case you haven't, I believe the closest and best kite spots near SF for an intermediate+ level rider are Coyote Point and then 3rd Ave. Right over the Bay Bridge is Royce/Toll Plaza beach. Just south of Royce is Crown Beach/Alameda. That's about it.
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Re: Kite buddy wanted!

Post by Frappes » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:09 am

In my opinion, Ocean Beach is orders of magnitude sketchier than Crissy. Going into the water there carries a very real chance of finding yourself in a bad situation and drowning (2 kids just drowned there this week, and I have personally spent an uncomfortably long time in the rinse cycle).

Meanwhile at Crissy, if you are exercising decent judgement and not doing something like jibing in front of a container ship, when something goes wrong you might have a long swim or an embarrassing coast guard pickup but you aren't gonna die - as long as you don't get eaten by a shark, that is. Then you're fucked.

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