Zion tomorrow 7/13

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Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby Northerner » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:57 am

Just saw the forecast, tomorrow is 15-20 with sunny skies, which usually should fire. In the summer sheboygan wind will die once the land heats up on a north while Zion Bumps from what I've seen.

The Sheriff and crew might have to come down for a visit.

But what do the locals think????

West call me up, Palatine Greg better show, IVO put down that hammer and Jarch you better call in sick with a mean case of Goiter.
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby kitenick » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:44 pm

thinking of going to casino. anyone in or has any comments. jim
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby kitenick » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:49 pm

a little more information: i am stuck at work until about 4:30 tomorrow. i need to get to the closest place I can and it looks like casino will work with the wind direction. If anyone has any informtion i would love to hear it.

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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby Ben » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:58 pm

If This keeps up for tomorrow, I will be heading up to Zion around 12.
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby West » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:31 pm

Hey hey.....sheriff heading South, now I like hearing that one!!!!!!!!! Summertime NE is gonna be a get to the beach and put some positive vibes out there kind of day. Direction is good, probably going to ebb and flow a bit, so be patient and milk what you got......easy for the Wisconsin rowdies 8) 8)

Starting a job tomorrow but I will keep an eye on it!!!!!!!! Give me a shout on your way down captain........Zion will definitely be the call, although a late afternoon push is definitely possible down at casino..........happy kiting to all!!
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby IVO » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:38 pm

Sherifff in the Zion,thats once a lifetime opportunity to see :twisted: ,,it looks very good Andrew ,.

wednesday...northeast winds 10 to 20 kt. mostly sunny. waves
3 to 5 ft.

I would be surprised if you dont see 23-25miles on the meter tmr,,that switch to ENE(witch would be killer for a day)is called off,worth the drive for you.Tmr is one the those day I have to go to work,but if you want a idea,wait for some waves to build up and head for 5miles downwinder to Waukegan...

Have fun and be nice to our locals :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby rxaxy » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:36 pm

just a heads up, zion may be closed do to storm damage. was their on sunday and it was closed.
i don't know if it still is or not.
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby xwindsurf » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:35 am

I was about to take off when I saw the last message.
Here is the link:
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/pa ... ml#weather
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby jarch » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:06 am

Sheriff...I already used the Goiter excuse. Plus how am I going to explain its mysterious disappearance the next day? Looks like it's blowing out there already. The trees outside my death cube window are swaying pretty good.
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby mikeonakite » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:28 am

With Zion closed, I'm hitting keegs this afternoon, though it's looking good already.

Date Time Lull Avg (mph) Gust Temp Pressure
07/13 6:40 AM 18.0 E/80° 22.0 66°F 1019.0mb steady 30.09"Hg
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby Northerner » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:38 am

With zion closed is it still possible to do the downwinder but from another point? I was hoping to run that a few times today
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby West » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:57 am

A launch at North Illinois Beach is possible but tight......be aware that encountering any difficulty along the way will result in hiking the beach back to the launch spot....there is next to no chance to not have to do that.....

The alternative is to walk upwind at Wauk. to the power plant.....launch your kite and kite upwind a bit towards Zion....look for the Rivermouth....that's the GOODS!!!!!

Give me a call later this morning.....rip it up!!!!!!! 8)
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby KitKrazy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:11 am

I'll be at Waukegan/Zion at 4:00. I might check out Zion first to see if at least the beach is open.
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby asawyer » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:27 am

Rolling out of the city within the hour. Will head to Zion first in hopes that it reopened this morning. Otherwise, I'll head up to Waukeegan from there.
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby Northerner » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:49 am

Spoke to the people at zion a few minutes ago and the entire park is closed still. North beach is open though she said. Lots of white caps here, so with zion out and our forecast getting up graded the wife and I are going to kite our front yard. Going to be riding some serious flat water behind our jetty in the morning. I still think the wind will die about noon or 1 though and then might head down.

Any one heading up to north beach want to give a report on the launch???
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby Jimbo » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:51 am

Anyone at keegs yet for wind report. Meter shows 13 kts
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby KitKrazy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:11 pm

Anyone who is not at Waukegan should be here right now.
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby alarmclock71 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:23 pm

Yes, it was a good day at the Kegs today. I hope everyone there, and there was almost 100 kites (figurative speaking), had as much fun as I did, ore more. I got there around 5:00pm, but there was still enough time for me to get a good workout. The water was as worm as in Caribbeans. Many good people; had a pleasure of meeting West for the first time and glanced at this bright colored Brokite boards. Maybe I will get a chance to try them next time. All in all, really good day out there with few good men (and ladies) :-) Hoping for more days like this during summer, but I realize that's a rarity. Cheers.
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby xwindsurf » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:36 pm

I had to leave soon after the wind kicked in, and STILL consider it a fine day.
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Re: Zion tomorrow 7/13

Postby IVO » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:23 pm

100kites?Must have been different keegs:)...no sign of sheriff.. :?:

Too bad Zion was closed,it would be sweet downwinder.

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