15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby V » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:00 pm

Mc and st joe shorelines are nearly identical. Both will be straight onshore.

I'll be riding elsewhere. As westvsaid, stay safe - there will be other days if you aren't up for it.
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby mrgrey » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:42 pm

V wrote:Mc and st joe shorelines are nearly identical. Both will be straight onshore.

I'll be riding elsewhere. As westvsaid, stay safe - there will be other days if you aren't up for it.


With all due respect, Silver Beach in St. Joe is roughly 20-30 degrees more North off from MC... That can make all the difference in my mind.
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby Misfit » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:57 pm

Too much tech for me :) I'm just going to wake up and make the call then.

Scotty G, been a very long time since we've kited together. Maybe if the breeze is right I'll see you @ MC!

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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby IVO » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:31 pm

West wrote:Hawaiian measurements on waves is as so: it is measured from the backside, as a surfer in the water would see as the wave passes, and then minimized a bit....basically about half the size of the face then downgraded, so as to humble the haoles who are visiting from the mainland......ex: a 20 ft face on a wave in Hawaii would be called 8 ft by a local, a visiting surfer from Califorinia might call the same wave 25 ft........haoles have a tendency to exaggerate, and hawaiians have a tendency to minimize for effect; basically the opposite of "boasting"............bragging about the size of the waves you ride is "taboo" in Hawaii; cause every surfer knows that their time to get pummeled is always coming, just over the horizon!!




bragging about the size of the waves you ride is "taboo" in Hawaii; cause every surfer knows that their time to get pummeled is always coming, just over the horizon!!

West,no doubt we have some of the finest riders here in Midwest,you know I love our ocean,always different always changing,but sometimes I do miss Hawaii a lot,they do approach life with different thinking,never about them always about Soul,always looking out for each other.


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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby Bob » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:48 pm

Can't wait to catch a few of those 4-5 foot waves tomorrow. :)

South Haven sounds like a good call.
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby Bob » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:18 pm

Dorothy might be clicking her heels tomorrow.

SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI-
344 PM EDT MON SEP 17 2012

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING

TONIGHT
WEST WINDS TO 30 KNOTS VEERING NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY
NORTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. A CHANCE OF WATERSPOUTS. WAVES 6 TO 10 FEET.

TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS TO 30 KNOTS BACKING NORTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF WATERSPOUTS. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...THEN PARTLY
CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 7 FEET.
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby ens137 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:39 pm

Miller beach late afternoon or after work anyone? Seems like the nearest spot from Chicago after work
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby Sekal » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:46 pm

Looks like forecast is good for 9-12 am. The MC is too far for me. Is anyone going to be at Montrose or Casino or Miller in the morning? Don't want to be riding alone...
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby xwindsurf » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:18 pm

Will PM you in the morning, around 7 am. I don't think Montrose is an option, with all the highrises in the way
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby Flyboy » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:16 am

Hi! Visiting from Chicago from Toronto. Looks like tomorrow may be the day!

I've kited Montrose (years ago), Miller, Michigan City, St. Joe, South Haven (epic day), North Haven in the past. What's the call for tomorrow? I'm guessing S Haven should be excellent but a long trek. How about MC or St. Joes?

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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby V » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:00 am

Those work. Going to miller beach, check "where to ride" pages of website
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby xwindsurf » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:04 am

I will try Miller too, should be there in an hour
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby Misfit » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:47 am

Hitting South Haven. :)

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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby johnm » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:01 am

Stopped by miller. Didn't see anybody. Super windy with big waves. Heading towards Michigan
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby skysurfr » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:17 am

For those of you on the road, it's raining in South HAven right now, but looks like it will soon clear. THere's showers on the radar all the way back to the indiana /michigan state line.

Im going to slowly head toward Miller.

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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby Ripshade » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:56 am

You guys have fun and be safe! Wish I could join y'all in your adventures!

Love the start of brisk days, often entails wind and waves!
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby Stargate » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:53 pm

I am in Montrose now, wind around 20 mph 30 degrees on-shore. No monster waves.
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby xwindsurf » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:07 pm

Just came back from Miller. OK, let's talk about it Hawaiian style, so dear to Ivo's heart 8)
The white puppies of the shore break were mostly in the 2ft range, while on the outside, at least as far as I went, which wasn't very far, they were double that size.
A few of them caressed my neck like a wahine strumming her ukelele.
Once or twice my board patted me gently on the head but I had a helmet on.

Oh, screw it... it was a bit scary on the outside but plenty of fun. I learned quite a bit. Most importantly, how quickly you can take off after a spill when another set is approaching...
I hope more people will be showing up during the day, there were just two guys by the pier when I came, and later only 3 more showed up...

Very nice to meet you in person, Bryce.
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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby Misfit » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:18 pm

@ south haven right now. 7m weather since about noon. Great waves, great breeze, great friends! Cannot beat that for a birthday session.


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Re: 15ft MC TUE the 18th..dangzzzzz

Postby Pier » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:28 pm

Hey Cory,

happy birthday again and please say hi to the crew for me, too bad that I can't join you guys today...

Heading to Miller now, hoping for some leftovers
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