10/24 - Wed.

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10/24 - Wed.

Postby skysurfr » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:17 am

Looks like its going to ramp up today.

Waukegan?
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Re: 10/24 - Wed.

Postby adseguy » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:38 am

I smell a skunk. I think you are talking about tomorrow maybe??
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Re: 10/24 - Wed.

Postby skysurfr » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:55 am

WINTHROP HARBOR TO WILMETTE HARBOR-
WILMETTE HARBOR TO NORTHERLY ISLAND-
929 AM CDT WED OCT 24 2012

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KT INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KT INCREASING TO 30 KT. PARTLY
CLOUDY. WAVES BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FT WITH OCCASIONAL WAVES UP TO
9 FT.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 KT
GALES...SHIFTING NORTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT WITH
OCCASIONAL WAVES UP TO 10 FT.
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Re: 10/24 - Wed.

Postby Hugh » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:24 pm

Anybody headed up to Michigan South Haven or further tomorrow? Thinking about coming up from central illinois.
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Re: 10/24 - Wed.

Postby mrgrey » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:44 pm

Hugh wrote:Anybody headed up to Michigan South Haven or further tomorrow? Thinking about coming up from central illinois.


Def going to Holland MI tommorrow...leavin early and have room for one more if you wanna free ride. Callin for up to 30knts on NOAA... leavin NW Indiana round 530 and leavin Holland about 230...basically kiting from 8-230 CST Call if you wanna join, or if you are driving would LOVE to set up a downwinder! Seven zero eight 670 seven four five one.
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Re: 10/24 - Wed.

Postby Hugh » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:55 pm

Hope you guys had fun. We could not face the 8 hours of driving, so instead Ken Moyer, Frank Scotello, and I had about six hours of fun at Clinton Lake before the front came through. Various levels of carnage - I blew leading edge bladders in Best Nemesis 9 and 12m kites (can't understand how they can blow inside the leading edge, but they did), and busted a fin off my surfboard by coming too close to the beach. Otherwise all good. Gusty, but around 20mph all day.
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Re: 10/24 - Wed.

Postby mrgrey » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:20 pm

Hugh wrote:Hope you guys had fun. We could not face the 8 hours of driving, so instead Ken Moyer, Frank Scotello, and I had about six hours of fun at Clinton Lake before the front came through. Various levels of carnage - I blew leading edge bladders in Best Nemesis 9 and 12m kites (can't understand how they can blow inside the leading edge, but they did), and busted a fin off my surfboard by coming too close to the beach. Otherwise all good. Gusty, but around 20mph all day.


Made it to Holland yesterday and rode my 10.. then 7... then 10... then 10 again. Great day for my progression as I have become more comfortable riding toeside and got to blast off dozens of jumps and even landed a few of them...The wind around midday became soooo smoooth and you almost had to drag me off the beach... Pure Michigan!
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Re: 10/24 - Wed.

Postby West » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:26 am

Glad to hear the riding was good in Holland, and sorry to hear about your kite blow-ups Hugh.........shiz happens!!!!!!!!! Yeah ran the coast from Montague to LSP, crankin' the whole way.........lit 7's to start and pullin' in the strap the whole way.......gusting over 40 when we put 'em down below the lighthouse........Kuau notched his longest one to date, trailing the kites all the way down the beach 8) ......Jimbo lost "air" and pulled up a few miles short, and TG got a tow-in from the Breeze at the end, but all safe and accounted for.......you know the rest of the story, cheese crackers smoked fish spicy asparagus and a few pops to finish up another dwndr for the bros...........
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Re: 10/24 - Wed.

Postby Northerner » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:06 am

Love it that you got Kuau running the beach with ya on the Downwinders, West. Wed was a pea soup fog day here with winds 10-15. Thursday was not much. Paddled some waves after school with a group of 10-15 surfers. Wind was blowing south strong ten meter but I didn't want to chance kiting with the strong west behind the front which cam through around 5ish. Wind went from S 25 to W 35 in about 1-2 minutes. Before the front came through the waves really dropped as the pressure changed. Looking forward to next week.

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Re: 10/24 - Wed.

Postby FSP » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:43 pm

dang bro squad..u coulda smoked a fish with us 20 min from ur door :D :D every time i hit on the nort side my cuzns going big. couple mo mega loopers on board and impressed with bobs surfn style.. nice to see him lookn right and layin it tight.
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Re: 10/24 - Wed.

Postby West » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:48 am

glad you boyz got it good, nothing like a sesh with your buddies, that's for sure........yeah I went for the 3 day blow, not a daytripper......Wed afternoon out of the south, Thurs south hammertime, and Fri da North.......campfires at night, hikes in the dunes, and a 25 mile beach run for my buddy!!!!!!!!!! The stars at night are big and bright, many miles from the city........ :wink:
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