Northern Lake Michigan 7/2-4/10

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Northern Lake Michigan 7/2-4/10

Postby Rorke » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:39 am

Friday, Sat, Sun may be colossal up north.
I am driving to the UP to rip.
If anyone is free from obligations, they may want to consider camping up there this weekend.
Three days in a row is pretty rare. And to have this occur over a weekend almost never happens (in summer).
Check out the northern Lake Michigan buoy
http://www.ikitesurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=99&siteID=911&Isection=Forecast+Graphs
It's going to be killer in the TC area, but I am heading north where is should be epic.

Just throwing it out there.
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Postby manasty » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:40 pm

Yup, looks good. Going to be in Manistee all weekend. I am getting pumped. Might try the Big Point Sable.
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Postby chillin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:03 pm

TC area? where is that? As good as epic sounds being a noob with a one kite quiver (12m) killer might be more my speed :)

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just figured out probably Traverse city
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Postby DP » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:29 pm

chillin wrote:TC area? where is that? As good as epic sounds being a noob with a one kite quiver (12m) killer might be more my speed :)

Stephen

just figured out probably Traverse city


^^yes, beautiful area but quite a ways north.
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Postby chillin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:07 pm

cool, 6 hrs...but I really was hoping to get on the water this week! Decisions, I have to be back in chicago by early afternoon on Sunday :(
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Postby splash » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:12 pm

Rorke,
I'll be near TC all next week.
Where do you launch at in the bay?
I'll be on Lake Skegemog and ride on Elk Lake.
It's a tricky downwinder from Elk Rapids to Torch River but that's where the crib is.
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Postby JDL » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:31 pm

Rorke,

Safe travels to you, your family and all of us on the road this weekend.

Godspeed...
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Postby Rorke » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:07 pm

Splashin' Steve,

East Bay has a couple slicks. 8 minutes from Skeg (which is killer for early season snowkiting btw)

One is well known, but it can be a damned zoo nowadays.

Base of west bay is less than 20 minutes from skeg.

Leelanau penninsula is amazing. 45 minutes

You've got the skills for anything we do out here. I can get you a loaner helmet. It'll be fun to ride again.

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The reason I am getting out of TC this weekend is because it is a madhouse when the Cherry Festival is going on. If taking a left turn takes more than 5 minutes, I'm out.
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Postby IVO » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:12 pm

Rorke have fun in TC...We are going to hit LSP for long weekned,I was watching forecast all week long and couldn't ask for more 8)
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Postby chillin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:23 pm

when you going to LSP?

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Postby IVO » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:53 pm

Chillin leaving tmr. late in the afternoon.
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Postby chillin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:57 pm

cool, may see you up there on saturday then, still working on my schedule...wind had to be blowing on the michigan side over the 4th when I'm hosting a party :x Think I will be up there hopefully all day on Saturday though.

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Postby noabacca » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:43 pm

manasty wrote:Yup, looks good. Going to be in Manistee all weekend. I am getting pumped. Might try the Big Point Sable.


better bring a bike, and you can only get within' range of BPS from the Ludington State Park

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Postby Rorke » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:26 am

God damn it.
My lady participated in a regatta yesterday, so I was on babysitting duty.
It blew so hard that a sailboat sank.
After the race, I bolted to west of the bridge. The Northern Lake buoy was at 19 kts with 5 ft waves (not very big).
When I got to the beach, there were decent sized glassy waves. The wind was 3 kts from the north!?!?!?
The cherry on top. My TC spots evidently ripped. The guys were saying that some dude on a Brokite board was blowing minds. :D

I will report more on these spots in the UP for anyone interestd. So far, I'd have to say that unless it's blowing 30kts at the Northern Lake Buoy, it's weak.

Hope everybody got it yesterday!
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