Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

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Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby Piotrek » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:46 pm

Guys, any idea whether it is worth to go to Waukegan on Wednesday? Have 3 days off and reaaally want to fly... :shock:
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby WaWaZat » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:09 pm

Yeah!! And maybe Tue if it stays side shore!!
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby gbleck » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:09 am

Yea I'm in. Air + water is above 90 with medium low wind and light rain. That's still comfy kiteboarding.
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby Piotrek » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:25 am

Cool, will be there, too. Anyone joining from Chicago to share a ride?! Last days in season..
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby Safe_Cracker » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:59 pm

Last days, it has just begun! :)

Ps- OK I have the day to play, is keegs the spot? I have to at least make it look like I'm going to work( including ipass) or the wife will pitch a fit. I was thinking maybe Miller for me for some on shore fun?

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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby Piotrek » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:48 pm

Let me know if anyone needs a ride from Chicago :)
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby Larkey Parka » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:34 pm

I will be attack king the washing machine. (Montrose)tomorrow am.
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby skysurfr » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:05 pm

I might put a hot water bottle in my suit and head to Waukegan. 51 for a high tomorrow ....yeesh.

Adrien and I hit it today at Wolf Lake...full on session overpowered on my 12, he was looking good on a 9.


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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby Safe_Cracker » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:00 pm

I'll be there, I'll bring the warm gear. Hope it hits good been spoiled running on a 9 a 13 would look like a 747 lol.. :)

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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby Piotrek » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:10 am

Nice, I'll be at Waukegan around 2pm, then hitting Montrose if no one will be there.. hope it won't be too cold though :roll:
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby Safe_Cracker » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:54 am

Good to see some early birds! 18g 22 it's NNE and cold bring your warm gear..

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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby West » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:42 am

waukeegan on a South.........Zion on a North.............Hdn to Zion now, eta 9am................gettn ready to rip it up!!!!!
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby gbleck » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:43 am

Zion is still closed. Stupid broke ass state.
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby WaWaZat » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:49 am

gbleck wrote:Zion is still closed. Stupid broke ass state.

Thought there was a way in?? Someone please share...
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby jpavy » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:14 am

Going to check out MC later

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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby Mixmikeup » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:15 am

Last I checked you can still get in if you go up north a bit to 17th and follow that street to the beach. Last time I was kiting there a park ranger sent me up to that "entrance". Something about how it wasn't technically "in the park" or something so they don't close it.
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby gbleck » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:02 pm

Ah yes to avoid confussion I should specify that the south unit is closed but the north unit has never been closed. North unit is ok I guess but I'm just not a fan. To mush submerged structure and rocks/walls.
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby lebeda12345 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:04 pm

Today in Zion there was some grandpa sitting in car and he didn't let anyone in. So I ended in Waukegan, it was OK, but gusty. I saw better days before... there was about 10 kites different sizes 9-14m.
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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby Safe_Cracker » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:40 pm

Hey I did have my 8 out earlier lol... I've seen better and I've seen worse, it was good to see everyone. I'm tired now haha..

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Re: Wednesday 26 0CT - Waukegan?

Postby West » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:08 am

Hit 17th St. with Greg and did a couple of downwinders to Keegs......wind was super sketch towards Keegs, gusty and offshore.......nice head-high waves above the nuclear plant, and yes there are a lot of old structures around the shoreline, so BEWARE if you kite around there....

Trees were going off right next to the beach; orange, rust, maroon,yellow.....splendid Fall colors as we zipped the coastline on our 9's!!!!! Magnificent, as was the PIZZA at the SILO in Lake Bluff with a cold Newcastle...........chalk up another memorable downwinder, or two, on the Big Lake!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:
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