Spring is Coming!

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Spring is Coming!

Postby Safe_Cracker » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:21 pm

The water is thawing, days are getting longer and soon the temps will rise! Until then lets hit some cold water!!! :D

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN THIS EVENING THEN FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTH WINDS TO 30 KT. SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING. WAVES
5 TO 8 FT.

Keegs is thawed might check it out 2/28

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Re: Spring is Coming!

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:24 am

I was already wondering when the first one would go out. It is really tempting except the snow part. Well would be a new experience as well what time are you thinking to go?
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Re: Spring is Coming!

Postby dbur » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:28 am

Anyone knows if Grass lake is still safe to snowkite?
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Re: Spring is Coming!

Postby dewsy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:07 am

don't go out on grass lake.. I'm sure it's not safe..

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Re: Spring is Coming!

Postby Safe_Cracker » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:57 am

Crapola! The wind fell through, nice sunrise though.... Water liquid no ice away from shore going to check Zion. Polo
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Re: Spring is Coming!

Postby ironben » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:31 am

Post a pic of kegan next time u there,
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Re: Spring is Coming!

Postby adseguy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:02 am

I'm getting so used to hovering around 30* that I'm comfortable in it. I keep forgetting that water will still freeze all over everything under 32* lol. Once it gets in the 40's we'll be ready. I had it as early as MArch 3rd 2 years ago and Late march last year.
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Re: Spring is Coming!

Postby Northerner » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:22 pm

Just came in from my first session of the year. 8 meter Rally and surf board out in 20-25 knots. Rode for almost an hour and half. Got to try out my NPX 6/5/4 and never got cold once. Temp was just above freezing and I had no icing issues.

Rode the Elbow in sheboygan and found a few nice waves that where around chest to head high. Wind had some holes in it so making it back up wind was tough. Got in around a dozen really nice waves and called it a day when sprinkals came through and lessened the wind.


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Re: Spring is Coming!

Postby Safe_Cracker » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:24 pm

Nice job! I got out in Dec on a 19F day just before keegs froze over my NPX was the best thing ever actually made the cold water enjoyable! I use the Mystic dry gloves with F-bomb 7mm booties fricken smoking haha.. We are due for some nice wind, can't wait!


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