xwindsurf wrote: there were just two guys by the pier when I came, and later only 3 more showed up...
V wrote: Was that you on the red kite?
mrgrey wrote:Rode St. Joe 330-530 10m with unbelievably clean waves that had what seemed like the great plains in between them. Some of the cleanest sets of my short career and well worth my time. I was the only guy out there wondering where everybody went....until.... four kites show up out of nowhere on the North side of the pier and who is it!? South Haven downwinder crew of course! Thanks West, John, and the whole crew for the brews and pizza and can't wait to join ya one day on one of those downwinders..
xwindsurf wrote:V wrote: Was that you on the red kite?
Yes, it was me. I was also at Miller initially but didn't see a single trace of any kiting activity, not a bag, not a pump... and then I saw 2 kites in the air upwind so I thought you guys were on Lake Street. Drove there, and realized you're even more upwind... So I decided to stay where I was.
Flyboy wrote: (pretty unusual to have a 30 kt. S. wind immediately following 30 kt. N.)
Flyboy wrote:Another stellar day on Michigan. As the forecast was very south, I decided to head to Grand Haven. Big waves & port tack on the way out - not my strong side! Got seriously tumbled a couple of times. Probably would have been a bit smoother on the north side of the pier.
Two days in a row on a 7m. - can't beat that. (pretty unusual to have a 30 kt. S. wind immediately following 30 kt. N.)
Came around the jetty at St Joe to find the wind a bit more side-on (go figure) and smooth waves, great to see a lone kiter just having a blast......pizza and pops in the parking lot
The problem isn't with an individual kiters ability its when a rookie comes out and sees another kite so thinks it must be ok... then ends up in the pier.
Pretty typical actually. That's how we get these big winds.
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