Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

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Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby robroy » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:46 am

Anyone going to Waukegan or around to the Michigan side tomorrow? It looks like the wind forecast is for a SSW wind direction.
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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby skysurfr » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:47 pm

If there is any sort of "west" in the wind you don't want to go to Waukegan.

N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, S work at Waukegan.

Not SW WSW W WNW NW...
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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby robroy » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:45 pm

Ok, thanks. I've never been to Waukegan before. My dilemma is that if the wind is more south, then it won't be good for the SE side of the lake.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby kitekid21 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:08 pm

It's "possible" to ride Keegs on a SSW, but not ideal. It's a huge risk going there on West winds because the direction has changed on me from SSW to STRAIGHT OFFSHORE within a 5 minute period on numerous occasions. Exercise caution. Buddy up. Bring some beer in case it happens. :D I might be right there with you.
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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby bbrandon750 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:33 pm

Thinking the same here. Shoot me a pm if you guys decide to go, group sounds better than just a buddy tomorrow for keegs and im seeing S to SW all day tomorrow.
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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby kitekid21 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:42 pm

I'll post updates for tomorrow at Keegs.
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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby kitekid21 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:23 am

As of 7:00, the Waukegan forecast is looking like it's going to have too much W in it... and at Keegs, that means it's going to get worse. Milwaukee (Bradford Beach) is good on a SW and it's looking windier there too. I'm tentatively heading there. Now, I have to make sure I have a car. :roll:

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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby robroy » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:47 am

I'm looking at Weko Beach, but it could be off shore if the wind shifts out of the south at all. It's such a long drive...and the traffic :evil:
I'm not sure what I'm gonna do at this point.
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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby kitekid21 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:02 am

Where are you coming from? Milwaukee and Weko are not close at all.
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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby robroy » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:18 am

I'm coming from Sycamore, Il. Both Milwaukee and Weko are far. However, I'm bringing my kids, and they like the dunes. The other thing for me is I'm a beginner, and Weko is not crowded if you walk a little South of the beach-goers towards the Dunes.
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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby frnkmxwll » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:50 am

Any one heading up to Sheboygan?
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Re: Waukegan or Weko Beach 8/25

Postby kitekid21 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:51 am

Anyway, I'm out in Aurora, so I feel your pain (not as badly though). Weko does have dunes, but the trip is probably a bit farther for you. I don't know if anyone else is heading out there. You might not have to go as far North as Weko to kite though.
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