Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

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Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:17 am

Waukegan/Zion for coming Sunday looks pretty sweet! 40s and 20 mph wind all day. Rain is expected that day unfortunately too but only 30%. Like I said it is probably way too early to tell but lets keep our hopes up. Wanna pull my new board out and hit the water for a couple of hours. Keep an eye out for Sunday people.
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby snowball » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:45 pm

I was thinking same thing
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby Artem » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:44 am

I'm down I got so much new gear that I want to rip it up on too.
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:09 pm

The forecast for the weather looks good so far. Sunshine! Now lets cross our fingers that the wind will stay what it is!
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby Sonny » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:04 pm

I'll probably be there taking pictures/video from the sidelines (unless someone has a row boat).

If anyone has a landboard, feel free to bring em. I don't know if mine will arrive in the mail by then.


Here's a picture I shot of the only day with snow in Chicago. I'm looking to get some more with water and ice on Sunday...
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby dbur » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:48 pm

i'll be there on Sunday (if forecast holds)...
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:24 am

So far looking good! Ikitesurf talks about 22mph wind all day and around 40 degrees. WindAlert is talking about gusts up to 40mph! Not sure how to believe WindAlert anymore. Windfinder 18 knots for the day. Ehhh think the only way to get this straight is to drive out on Sunday.

Ill be there early around 9.30 or so for a early morning session. Hope some one else will be joining that early for a great day of wind :D
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby mrgrey » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:55 am

Thinking of coming out to observe and learn a little from anyone willing to trade some insight for a few chilly ones.
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby adseguy » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:46 pm

Wait for this storm to pass today and then we'll see how the wind behind it is forming. I've mentioned this before, but models don't work when a storm is coming through. Experience and a meteorologist that posts up will have a better sense of what's behind that storm.
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby anderson » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:10 pm

waxing for sheboygan.
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby Northerner » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:24 am

Yes, its going to be good, hoping to be able to get the 5 meter out and surf some waves with my little tweeny weeny kite
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:59 am

Looks like wind is going to Shift from south to South east later on the day. Any one knows the condition of Wolf lake?
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby adseguy » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:34 pm

Looking good here. I'm not sure if Wolf is unfrozen. I guess I wouldn't be surprised either way.
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:04 pm

Going to be the early bird. Heading out around 9AM should be at Waukegan around 9.30. We should get some sunshine tomorrow! 9 meter and smaller kite weather. Finally get to try my new board! And first water experience of the GoPro!!!
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:43 am

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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby gbleck » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:26 am

Bit cold for my taste.
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby FSP » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:00 pm

kiting is the easy part in such cold but swimming in after breaking down is a much different challenge that unless you know the feeling be smart.
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:17 pm

Got back about 40 minutes ago. My hands were getting cold because my skinny gloves. Still have a fun time and some GoPro footage. For the people who wanna go out. Stay safe! Its gusty and really windy!
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby adseguy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:22 pm

Dutchkiteboarder wrote:Got back about 40 minutes ago. My hands were getting cold because my skinny gloves. Still have a fun time and some GoPro footage. For the people who wanna go out. Stay safe! Its gusty and really windy!


Where did you end up?...Nevermind I saw it was Keegs. Glad you got a session in....the sun is bright and the wind is right!
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Re: Might be too early to say but...... Sunday Feb 26

Postby snowball » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:33 pm

Snowkiting was fun. Perfect snow to build kickers. Stopped by waukegan on way home but did not look epic enough to justify going in coldwater and starting to shift offshore. Would have been cool to ride snow and water in same day haha :P
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