Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

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Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby WaWaZat » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:59 pm

Whadaya think boys?! One of those dreamy clean 20 kt SSEs predicted all afternoon with beach temps in the mid 50s so far! Will the icebergs stay away?? Good enough to play hooky? Could this be our annual Grand Opening?!
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby mrgrey » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:33 am

Watch out for the famous thermal block..
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:01 am

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Don't call it the grand opening party yet. Water temps around 35 now. We are getting there! The grand opening should be like 2 years ago where it was an 80 degrees day and the winds were flowing from the south.
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby WaWaZat » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:11 am

Dutchkiteboarder wrote:Don't call it the grand opening party yet. Water temps around 35 now. We are getting there! The grand opening should be like 2 years ago where it was an 80 degrees day and the winds were flowing from the south.
Right...when we had 40 kites in the air... truly a Chicago kiting scene sight to behold... you had to get RIGHT in the water as soon as you pulled up that 6 mil and the water temps were exactly the same. I will NEVER forget that 1st dunk!... and the short 50 meter walk back upwind that felt like forever, when the wind came down too much for my 8, as I started to seriously overheat in all that cold water gear. Just wishing there was sun in the forcast for tomorrow...
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby Greatlakekiter » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:22 pm

I'm really thinking about it. But would love some more
Support. It's crazy cold lake temps and the more peeps
The better. So who can pull a sick day?
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby rmmalis » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:40 pm

Me and Peter planing to hit Waukegan at 12PM :D
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby bbrandon750 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:57 pm

I will be there in the morning.. Probably be a quicky for me, Just enough to knock the rust off.
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:58 pm

Stay warm stay safe and double check your gear before you head out! Wish I could but am slammed at work. Let's hope for the next weekend for good winds
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby tyedye » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:47 pm

The SE forecast is lining up perfectly for Keegs. Count me in!
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby WaWaZat » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:03 am

I'll be rolling in just after noon with the woody wind wagon. Let me know if anyone needs any last minute cold water gear; boots; gloves; hoods… I'll load 'em up in woody!

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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:43 am

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED OVER CENTRAL NEBRASKA WILL LIFT
NORTHEAST INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST TODAY AND CREATE GUSTY SOUTHERLY
WINDS ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA. THE
STRONGEST GUSTS WILL LIKELY OCCUR BETWEEN MIDDAY THROUGH LATE THIS
AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. AT TIMES OCCASIONAL GUSTS MAY
TOUCH 45 MPH.

Stay safe all of you out there. These are no conditions for long floating around in the lake. And please do show some photo / video footage of what the working people are missing today! :lol:
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby dewsy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:33 am

Thinking about bouncing out of work a little bit early today to hit Keegs. Would be there around 4:30.

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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby WaWaZat » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:01 am

Looks like the icebergs down here on the bottom of the lake are headed towards Keegs. Can someone closer give an ice report?
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby frnkmxwll » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:27 am

Driving up from Evanston around 1.30pm- and back around 5.30/6pm in case anyone needs a ride. Also open to a down winder if anyone is interested!
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby bbrandon750 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:54 pm

Just came back from keegs. Got a small session in with the early birds. Winds started to drop and became frustrating. As I Packed up to get ready for work the sun came out and it started to pump. Should have called in sick. Still looking great in keegs, get it boys. Let me know what I walked out on.
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Postby FSP » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:56 pm

Bringing back sum a these goods my man.. 7m last 6 days and more tomorrow! Whasasaup?
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby WaWaZat » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:41 am

Great sca-rAPe the rust off and lube up the gear session! Nothing like a SE at Keegs! Blasting 23-25 kts with a couple complete switch shut-offs for 20 minute intermissions but then would come back stronger! No icebergs and a great 2014 season kickoff!!

ALWAYS call in sick on a solid SSE Keegs forecast!!!
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby adseguy » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:55 am

I had an AMAZING session as well. Let's hope this is a sign for a good year!
Hate to rain on your parade Mike, but SSE-E is a tricky one to call on this side of the lake to call in sick always. I'm with you that it's one of the best wind directions for flat water, etc, but it's far from consistent. But hey, let these pump in as often as mother nature wants!
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby mrgrey » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:20 pm

yeah i hear ya there Adrien.. I wont come to keegs on SSE-E anymore, cuz that block can kill ya... itll be blowing everywhere but there sometimes! Been a victim one too many times on a early or late season cold water/warm air days. The hoosier crew hit Bass Lake, IN yesterday with endless acres of waist deep water...Solid three hours on 9-10m. Its our mini hatteras...Glad to hear everyone riding again! Old man winter can suck it, no more ice!
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Re: Keegs Grand Opening Party Monday 3/31??!!

Postby Greatlakekiter » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:11 pm

What is the best wind direction for Bass Lake? And where do you launch?
I'm in Ogden Dunes and I'm looking for a lake close to practice on that is
Not very deep. Thanks
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