Zion on Sat 4/12

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Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby Kabalerror » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:34 pm

I know that Zion is not really good spot for South wind in summer.
What you think of spring south wind?

Also what the surface water temp now? cannot find any reading, only 1mile offshore and 60ft deep.
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby caseywindmill » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:19 am

Surface water 38-40
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby adseguy » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:53 am

Spring, Summer, Fall, wind is wind :) Zion works on a North and I wouldn't even try it on a south. Waukegan has a much better setup for this and is only 8 minutes away.

Water temps are right about 40*. Bring all your equipment you have gloves, booties, hoodie, 5mm minimum on the wetsuit, etc.

Should be a good day. I'm hoping for Waukegan as well, but if it swings SW I'll be at Wolf lake. Either way it will be a bit gusty, but should be nice.
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby FSP » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:34 am

if your sure its going to stay south...when you pull into the drive to the hotel, you can take the parking lot to the north of the hotel off that drive.. and it is stronger than waukeegs. its a beautiful beach and no crowd which can be great if your sure it is to stay southerly. its a straight north south run so really flat smooth terrain. stronger winds and steady but no one to help if you have probs ...so keep that a concern
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:01 am

Hoping Waukegan tomorrow. Crossing my fingers that the wind stays more south then getting the W in it. high 60s and wind!!
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby FSP » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:44 am

remember too high flyers that you tyoically get a cycling thing with the cold water and warm wind. 20min on 30 off :D :D its so damn f-ed up round here and here we go!!!
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:22 pm

Question: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0612734 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Any thoughts on Bradford beach in Milwaukee?
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:53 am

Will this become another traditional Waukegan Skunk day? NOAA shows rain on its way, Doppler radar only shows far away rain:
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/category/23 ... west-radar

weird day.... thats for sure
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby adseguy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:03 am

No sun today so the land mass won't get any hotter than what the water will see. Should be fine. I just see 30% chance of storms so I think it's just evaporation from the plains. It may rain like a squal and be over in 30 minutes. Heading out soon
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:21 am

Adrien what are you thinking? Are you going to Wolf or taking the drive to Waukegan?
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby adseguy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:29 am

Keegs
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:49 am

Heading out now myself see you all at keegs
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby adseguy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:28 am

Hmmmm, not liking all this sun. I almost hope for more of a SSW to ensure no block. Any reports, the wind meters shows 5 at Keegs and 20 or so on the offshore Chicago Buoy
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:03 am

Keegs is dead. Little breeze and dark clouds hanging over me
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby adseguy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:17 am

That rain Cloud doesn't look good. Going to wolf now, but may head to waukegan this afternoon
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby adseguy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:43 am

Blowing steady 20knts at wolf right now
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby caseywindmill » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:45 am

Is it west enough?
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby Pier » Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:13 am

Hey Maurice, keep an eye on that storm as it looks fairly strong and heading your way.
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:30 pm

I got out before the real rain came. Heading back Wednesday to try it again
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Re: Zion on Sat 4/12

Postby Kevin » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:10 pm

What an interesting day of weather/wind. I got to Wolf a little after 5 and it was still firing. Need a session report from anyone who tried Waukegan
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