Tawas, MI June 2010

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Tawas, MI June 2010

Postby seblue » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:30 am

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Postby seblue » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:32 am

the videos don't show up through photobucket will post them later.
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Postby STF » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:21 pm

I like I like


is that a mini cabin? you can rent those suckers?


how far to the beach from said mini cabin
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Postby seblue » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:56 am

To the west side it was a short walk. To the east side a short drive which is where most of the kiting was going on. I could walk out 200' with the camera in my hand being careful to not get it wet and take some good pics. It rained most of the time we were kiting on saturday.
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Tawas, MI June 2010 Videos and Pics

Postby seblue » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:46 pm

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Postby anderson » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:38 am

This place is awesome! My wife and I kited at bay city area and it looks very similar except that it is hard to find a good launch place. Congrats for the first tacks! You guys look good
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Postby WaWaZat » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:53 pm

Yeah we rented the Mini Cabin, but good luck securing one in the warm months! I just happened to get lucky while checking avails... multiple times... and latched onto a cancellation.

Awesome trip with AWESOME people... Amanda, Sean & my Kid Jason!! After spending the weekend in Tawas, on Monday just as the wind seemed it wasn't going to cooperate any further, Sean, Jason & I packed up and started off for home... Amanda, dedicated to the cause as she is, stayed solo to try to lasso in some more! After 10 minutes of driving, as we reached the North side of the bay, we noticed the flags blowing! After a quick stop in a bay front parking lot to confirm wind, we quickly turned the car around and headed back to the point for the most epic day of kiting the whole trip!! Wind direction dictated launching on the lake side of Huron the entire trip... not the bay side for which we really went up for... but it was surprisingly shallow, surprisingly so far out, flat and the water was almost bathwater warm! With the air temps in the upper 50's, we would go into the water to warm up! Someone in the parking lot estimated water temps @ 68º! Didn't believe it until I experienced it myself... seeing as how we were looking at Canada as we gazed across the lake, in early June!

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Prepping Dinner
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Amanda's professional stamp of approval that the kites are airing out just fine!
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Packing up
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All packed & ready for the road
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Rooftop carrier, luggage compart & half the back seat are completely filled, bottom to top, w/gear!
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The Wind Wagon is primed & ready
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Vanilla Chai Tea... vital road drink
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Quick call to check wind conditions for our next stop on our adventure!
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Postby hammer » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:00 am

Glad to see Tawas delivered some, sorry we didn't have an opportunity to meet up. 3 in a row this past weekend and NOTHING was forecasted to happen, seems to be par for the course this season. Timberlane Resorts www.timberlaneresorts.com right next door to my shop has plenty of lodging options for kiters and non, you're right on the bayside to hit those westerlys from a private beach. Unlimited shallows nearshore makes the venue unbelievable for beginners.
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Postby WaWaZat » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:41 am

seblue wrote:To the east side a short drive which is where most of the kiting was going on.
... yeah, a short out of the campsite & up a 1/2 mile or so road to the parking lot drive!

Yep, Tawas sure did deliver!! Probably go back in July!
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Postby Like To Kite » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:15 am

That was such a fun trip! So exciting for all us to improve our skills in the forgiving conditions with shallow warm water and smooth steady wind. Had a blast with the crew!!!

Too fun on the water to think about photos though here are a few from camping.

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Postby WaWaZat » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:20 am

Like To Kite wrote:Image

Clearly Amanda was affected by the lack of wind that last day on her own..... or somethin'.....
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Postby V » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:55 am

Love the license plate! Where is tawas anyway?
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Postby Misfit » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:45 am

East side of Michigan on Lake Huron roughly 60 MI north of the thumb.

My parent's live about 25 minutes from Tawas and i've NEVER kited it. Shame on me cause i've heard it's incredible.


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Postby nicole » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:35 pm

ah! i used to have the same roadmaster in white! it is the perfect kite-mobile!
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Postby 4w7s » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:34 pm

V wrote:Love the license plate! Where is tawas anyway?


V...Tawas is about 1/2 way to Kitty Hawk...

:lol: :wink:

kidding...sort of.

I've never been but I've heard it can be a nice spot to ride
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