Thursday September 23 2010

Kitesurfing or snowkiting...if the wind's blowin'...where you goin?

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Thursday September 23 2010

Post by Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:00 am

Who wants to join to Michigan City? It looks like an amazing day with sunshine!
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Post by shudawg7 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:04 am

Isn't SSW a little offshore in Michigan City? I could be wrong, I've never ridden there.

I am looking to ride tomorrow and willing to go a bit of distance if needed. Might be the last of the warm riding for the season.
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Post by Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:55 am

Never mind I opened Google earth and its off shore new spot!

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Post by ironben » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:54 pm

I thinking on going.
thinking about Wolf or Michigan city.
Don't feel like driving to SH again
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Post by xwindsurf » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:22 pm

Limited time, so probably Wolf. Ironben, could you post before you leave, or call me?
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Post by skysurfr » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:59 pm

Since thre is no MERGE function, I used the much easier.. DELETE for the other similar topic.

I'll be headed somewhere tomorrow, probably to South Haven. Can't beat free parking, a wide open beach, and a great local crew.

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Post by shudawg7 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:57 pm

I'm in for South Haven (or anywhere else there will be other riders). I took lessons there and the location is excellent!

Mike, what time are you thinking of arriving in South Haven? Text/call me if you want (number below).

C'mon wind!!
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Post by Dutchkiteboarder » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:36 pm

Jup, South Haven it is tomorrow. Don't know what time we will be there

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Post by ironben » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:18 pm

We will play in the pond!
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Post by zulutimer » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:12 pm

Wolf for me - by 11 I hope fo midday seesion .
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Post by Lunatic » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:26 pm

*Secret* You can park on:

California, Louisiana, Georgia, and Illinois streets are free parking and a better location because of less people and the way the sandbars have been forming. These AKA stops 1, 2, 3,4. I don't believe Washington park is charging anymore. I could be wrong. Just save me a damn spot. :lol:

I'll try to get out there tomorrow. I also have a property I manage that can fit 6 cars off street. Call me if you want to park there as I don't know if my cleaners have cleaned the property yet and still may need to get in it.
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Post by adseguy » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:24 am

Wolf for me too. Gotta fix my 10M when I get there.
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Post by West » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:27 am

MC way off shore today.......South Haven will be good later prob, Holland better, best farther up Mi side.....Sheboygan will be good as well on the West side of Lake Michigan.

Headn to the Point myself for some of the 2-day blow!!!!

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Post by skysurfr » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:03 am

As West-san said... Head NORTH today.

Perhaps tomorrow... MC as it swings more west.

1st stop SH!.

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Post by shudawg7 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:22 am

I'm leaving for SH soon. Should arrive there around 1pm (eastern time).

I'm planning to go to the beach just north of the pier. Please call/text me if there is a better place in SH.
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Post by bigdaddy » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:54 am

i'm in for wolf about 11:30

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Post by V » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:05 am

Hoping to get some tomorrow at MC (where i busted my ankle three weeks ago) gotta get back on the horse! Good luck to those today. I see the temp jumping up at SH, hopefully no thermal block.

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Post by ryankolberg » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:49 pm

adseguy wrote:Wolf for me too. Gotta fix my 10M when I get there.


haha adrien, scott told me he shipped you some repair stuff from windance!

have fun

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Post by skysurfr » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:57 pm

It actually did "thermal block" at SH mid-day. We got a nice morning session on 10's and a nice later afternoon session on 12's.

warm wind over a cold lake heading for a very warm shore = thermal block.
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Post by xwindsurf » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:03 pm

Adrien,
Thanks for your dead-accurate local report from Wolf, I'm sorry we didn't meet in person.
It was gusty beyond belief but really strong for a while (a 9m for a 210 pound guy), and quite a thrill - until it died suddenly right after 4 pm.
When it restarted 40 minutes later, it was much lighter but 13s and 15s were flying, and guys were having fun again.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for tomorrow
Tom

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