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Waukegan Monday?

Postby chicagoryan » Sun May 16, 2010 8:39 pm

anyone going up to waukegan monday??
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Postby xwindsurf » Sun May 16, 2010 8:55 pm

If it doesn't look like rain, I'll be there 3-4 pm. What time are you planning?
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Postby jojy » Sun May 16, 2010 9:22 pm

Is that location good for a noob ? or too strong wave, short start etc' ?
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Postby adseguy » Sun May 16, 2010 9:51 pm

jojy wrote:Is that location good for a noob ? or too strong wave, short start etc' ?


Waukegan is AWESOME to learn at. Nice and open. The waves are normal, but if you think the waves at the kite swap were normal they were not. Those were huge. Everyone was having trouble staying up wind and getting past the break. It was terrible learning conditions.
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Postby jojy » Sun May 16, 2010 10:19 pm

Tnx Ade, at list I know it's not something wrong with me :lol: .
I was accomplish a lot more on Friday at Miller then the swap day, those waves were really bad..
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Postby dewsy » Mon May 17, 2010 7:21 am

i'm going to hit miller i think around 10ish with the flysurfer, if no rain that is..

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Postby chicagoryan » Mon May 17, 2010 8:40 am

looks like rain. might pass.
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Postby Ripshade » Mon May 17, 2010 8:52 am

Can you guys keep me updated? I wanna kite and not work today. The sooner I get a phone call, the sooner I'll be out there.


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Postby chicagoryan » Mon May 17, 2010 9:02 am

Weather in Waukegan is looking good tomorrow. Today has rain until early afternoon. I can't make it after. Prob hit up tomorrow. Gary looks too onshore today and tomorrow.
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Postby dewsy » Mon May 17, 2010 9:48 am

well, Miller's not hittin yet so I think I'm going to head to keegs.. I'm a bit behind.. but leaving in a few minutes should be there by 11..

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Postby WaWaZat » Mon May 17, 2010 10:55 am

jojy wrote:Is that location good for a noob ? or too strong wave, short start etc' ?
The jetty could be a prob for a beginner with North winds.
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Postby gbleck » Mon May 17, 2010 11:09 am

On a north wind launch from north of the river and don't go out to far. Beach walk back upwind early and often. Getting washed up on the breakwall is not fun. Did it once.
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Postby maly » Mon May 17, 2010 11:36 am

Don't want to sound like a dick but N wind ( that's what's blowing right now) is an ofshore wind at Kegs , Let's not repeat Miller from last Friday. But hey,don't listen to me , I'm a newb, let's see what Corry has to say about it.

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Postby xwindsurf » Mon May 17, 2010 11:44 am

Mario,
I should be the last person to speak, considering Friday - but in terms of the wind direction, are we looking at the same map?

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 3&t=h&z=17

To me, it seems that this stretch of the beach is 25-30 degrees off N-S direction?
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Postby Bledsoe » Mon May 17, 2010 12:01 pm

Looks like you are looking at the wrong beach, go north until you see the harbor.
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Postby xwindsurf » Mon May 17, 2010 12:10 pm

I stand corrected, thanks
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Postby WaWaZat » Mon May 17, 2010 12:36 pm

maly wrote:Don't want to sound like a dick but N wind ( that's what's blowing right now) is an ofshore wind at Kegs , Let's not repeat Miller from last Friday. But hey,don't listen to me , I'm a newb, let's see what Corry has to say about it.

http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/kiteb ... php?t=1881

Let me clarify.... anything blowing side or on shore with North in it (as predicted for today), be careful of the jetty. If it turns North, or does anything unsafe for kiting in, then by all means, revert to common kitesurfing safety practices.

Onshore can also be difficult on a beginner.
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North wind

Postby Kevin » Mon May 17, 2010 1:04 pm

It's been stated many times - Zion works better on a North wind, Waukegan on a South
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Re: North wind

Postby WaWaZat » Mon May 17, 2010 1:14 pm

Kevin123 wrote:It's been stated many times - Zion works better on a North wind, Waukegan on a South

Not to veer off track here, but since you've brought it up... I've yet to make it up to Zion... are there any jetties, or other obstacles up there? Is it ONLY at it's best on a North?
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Postby gbleck » Mon May 17, 2010 2:29 pm

Zion is more north south. Waukegan curves NE as it goes north allowing it to be sideshore in a slight ssw. Zion has no jetys and on a north wind you have around 3miles of beach down wind. Only down sides are on a nice summer day it's crowded and the water goes down fairly close to shore making for some wicked beach break sometimes. The small round rocks arn't to bad right now but sometimes the water at the beach can be less friendly if you crash foot down into it.
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