Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

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Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby kitekid21 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:20 am

Sunday late morning should start a good day for kiting as long as the rain holds off. Who's in? Or are more going to be hitting up Wolfie?
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby ens137 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:45 am

My plan is to Head north if conditions hold
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby BishopTek » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:00 am

I'm planning on heading up there too. It's calling for a SE wind in the morning so maybe start out at Zion? Keegs should work too except the parking is $20 so if everyone is heading there I'm open to car pooling from a nearby lot and splitting the cost.

It seems like everyone usually heads to Keegs instead of Zion, are there any disadvantages to Zion?
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby skysurfr » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:13 am

They chrge for parking at Keegs on weekends! $20-, $25??

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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby ens137 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:35 am

I don't think they start charging until 10am. So just get there early...the gates will be open
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby bspotty » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:23 pm

I am in for Keegs/Zion. Please let me know if you're going.

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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby kitekid21 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:23 pm

Zion is what it's looking like! Shooting for 10:30ish, as soon as I can get there from work. The big problem now is that the forecast seems to be getting lower and lower as it's approaching. Not sure if it's worth the drive for 14mph winds. Anyone more familiar with the area "know" it'll be better?
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby ens137 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:57 pm

Lots of variation in the forecast today...I'm gonna check it at 7am and make the call then
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby matt761 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:34 pm

How have water temps been lately? I'm planning on going out for the first time this season. Give me a call if anyone needs a ride from the northwest suburbs and if the forecasts hold up.

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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby kitekid21 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:45 am

The forecasted winds are looking lower. Realistically it's not lookin like its worth the drive from aurora. :/
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby fatdrunk » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:28 am

Anyone still planning to go? ... And where the hell is Keegs - it's my first season after a really long break from kitesurfing
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby kitekid21 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:19 am

Waukegan, il. Check the where to ride section for directions. Hahah, local kiter jargon. :P
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby skysurfr » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:30 am

Keeg's is charging on the weekends. I wouldn't pay more than $2 to park there....they want $20! Which is another way of saying... "WE DONT WANT YOU HERE!"

Illinois beach in Zion, 1 beach north is still free.

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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby kitekid21 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:38 am

Agreed, Mike!

Are you thinking the forecast is gonna pull through?
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby skysurfr » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:21 am

No clue... SE is a rare condition around here and the computer models have little historical data for it.

It's blowing 15 here in Orland Park and 4 knots at Waukegan.

Southerly warm winds over the cold lake tend to die.

Watching... but not driving yet.

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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby fatdrunk » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:55 am

You guys wanna take this forum mobile? Through a GroupMe app. It would be a lot easier then going to this site ... Nothing against the site thou. Since you guys are putting your cell # down it would be a lot easier to keep the convo going through this app. And if you don't have a smart phone you would still be able to get txts but it would be less organized on a non smart phone. Thoughts comments?
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby fatdrunk » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:58 am

GroupMe also works with emails if you don't want to use your phone #
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby skysurfr » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:10 pm

always open to suggestions. We tried twitter...etc.

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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby skysurfr » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:04 pm

Wind Direction (WDIR):

SE ( 140 deg true )





Wind Speed (WSPD):

1.9 kts





Wind Gust (GST):

4.1 kts
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Re: Keegs/Zion 6-9-13

Postby WaWaZat » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:15 pm

skysurfr wrote:Wind Direction (WDIR):

SE ( 140 deg true )





Wind Speed (WSPD):

1.9 kts





Wind Gust (GST):

4.1 kts
Sweet!!! Packin' the car!!!.... :wink:

Funny how it's blowin' pretty good down here is the So burbs!
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