Friday 6/18

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Friday 6/18

Postby chillin » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:40 am

I don't know how accurate these forecast are 2 days out but Friday is looking good for maybe Zion? Anyone else here not have to work during the day Friday?
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Postby adseguy » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:00 am

Yeah Friday should be cookin. Go to Waukegan instead of Zion.

I'm off to Wolf in the afternoon if it's nice
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Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:03 am

Yeah waukegan looks good....... 17 mph! Getting the Bandit outtttttttttttttt
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Postby chillin » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:15 am

cool, the new wetsuit is in and picking it up today so we will see if I remember what I learned last month! Hopefully it hold up I'm stoked to get on the water so close to home!
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Postby gbleck » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:05 pm

Coolness. I have the afternoon off. Er wait now I remember why I have it off. I'm moving the sailboat to chicago for Sat. Chicago to Waukegan race. We can move that back a bit. Nothing like a nice night time motor to the city. :)
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Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:01 am

Aint much anymore :-( Well I gonna watch some soccer or something
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Postby adseguy » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:55 am

Yeah wow, I was almost sure that would push in. Now it's spread out over 2 days. Maybe saturday? It's supposed to be 90* woo hoo!
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Postby skysurfr » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:59 am

What you forgot to check was my Days-Off. (TH FR)

If im off it's gusting to a maximum of 5 knots. If I get near an airplane, expect 25 gusting to 35knots.

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Postby chillin » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:07 am

I knew I shouldn't of gotten excited, although on the longterm forecast next Wednesday looks good(the day I leave town for the week :x )
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Postby West » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:22 am

Just got the call from Jimbo over in Da Haven......says it should be "going off" tomorrow up on the Michigan side.....Near shore NOAA predicting 20-25 knots....30 knots Friday evening!!!

Trying to move some jobs around to get some of that.......
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Postby Misfit » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:34 am

Maybe it'll hold for saturday. Maybe a day to surf!

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Postby hart » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:16 pm

Hey guys. I am new to the sport and am wondering if people were planning on riding tomorrow at waukegan. Some have said the forcast died but I am seeing straight 14-15mph tomorrow (superforecast).

http://www.windfinder.com/weatherforeca ... gan_harbor

http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/foreca ... lmz745.txt

Not sure what your guidance is on this but I am trying to decide if its worth taking the day off tomorrow. Let me know if anyone is making the trip and if there are any better forecast places to look.

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Postby chillin » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:19 pm

So What do you all think for tomorrow? Anywhere going to be good? I don't mind a bit of a drive and I have a suv that would take two others wiyh gear!


Ps: I think hart and I were typing at the same time
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Postby Artem » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:07 pm

Hey guys, the forecast still looks good for tomorrow. I'm going to hit up waukegan probably at 12.
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Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:44 pm

Forcast for Waukegan is getting offshore. http://www.ikitesurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=142&siteID=1239&Isection=Forecast+Graphs

Michigan side will be better???
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Postby West » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:31 pm

Yep, that's always the question at hand when we get into the Summertime southerlies....they have a tendency to go offshore very quickly when it heats up!!

But it may stay South all day. If it goes SW, even SSW it will get gusty, and punchy!!! Gotta get it early on a day when it starts switching.

The Michigan side should be "going off" tmrw....but you never know! The farther up you go, the more of a chance of getting stronger winds and bigger waves....that's just an undeniable FACT!

The Sherriff is expecting wind in Sheboygan earlier in the day, and is planning on it turning SW as the day goes on.

Good luck, and beware of kiting off-shore winds.....Artem is an experienced kiter who knows Waukegan well and has kited there for years. Others unaware of the dangers associated with a day like tmrw should exercise caution!!
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Postby jojy » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:16 pm

any chance to catch a ride with one of you guys ? unfortunately my van will serve my kids on Friday....I mite have it on Sat' though.. :roll:

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Postby chillin » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:27 pm

Where you coming from?
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Postby jojy » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:45 pm

Roscoe Village, Chicago (next to Wrigley Field)
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Postby chillin » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:59 pm

well, normally I would be pretty close to you(wicker park) coming from Rockford tomorrow morning though. Forecast is still a little iffy for waukegan anyone thinking something else is better. If we are going to try waukegan I would be happy to give you a ride if you could get to the Ohare area maybe (going home wouldn't be a problem at all as I will be going back to the city)

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