wednesday 6/23

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

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Post by lebeda12345 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:22 pm

We will get some wind on Michigan side SSW-SW I am thinking about St joe or South Haven.
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Post by gbleck » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:19 pm

I think the strong sw in the forcast is coming from a T-storm.
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Post by V » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:31 am

SW20-30 gonna rip.
I think the strong sw in the forcast is coming from a T-storm.
Usually, but ya get wet anyway. Might hit it up, ditch da man. St. Joe could be good manana. Peace.

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Post by Artem » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:48 am

I'm probably gonna hit up bridgman or maybe wolf.
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Post by bigdaddy » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:40 pm

see you at wolf

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Post by skysurfr » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:05 pm

Big Daddy... get yo-self over to St. Joe and ride the butter behind the pier!

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Post by bigdaddy » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:44 pm

mike thats my kind of water but i dont have the time to drive there tomorrow i'v never been there before but would like to go some day when you might be there

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Post by skysurfr » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:33 pm

When it's on... Michigan has some of the best kiteboarding anywhere. Flat, rollers, waves.... etc..

I hope you make it over one day!

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Post by kitenick » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:53 pm

Sky,

I am not familiar with this location. Can you please provide directions.

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Post by V » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:36 pm

Ohare callin for 40mph...I'm gonna prob skip it

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Post by Artem » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:50 pm

I'll be in bridgman at around 11 or 12.
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Post by V » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:47 am

Artem be careful bro. With last weekend's storm generating gusts over 90mph and ripping trees down, watch upwind and get off the water if stink is comin'....

Someone I know just disappeared kayaking off the SantaBarbara coast. Found his backpack 3 miles offshore. Don't know the outcome yet of all this but he's been missing for over two days. It doesn't look good.

http://www.keyt.com/news/local/96858614.html

Anything can happen!!!

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Post by skysurfr » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:23 am

Looks like a freight train of showers and storms commin through on the radar. The wind is shearing in all different directions right now, around the cells. North at St. Joe and South at Gary.

If you want to sit there in the rain and wait for a break, it might work. As V said.. be careful of gust fronts and storm winds. This has been a crazy season for freaky weather...and STRONG storms.

I'm skipping the drive.

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Post by Artem » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:14 am

Yea, I'm looking at the radar also doesn't look to good as of right now I'm just waiting and seeing how things work out.
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Post by V » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:48 am

Michigan City went from 5kts to 40kts back to 5kts in 10 minutes...

http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/metdata/mcy/prev3.html

yea, I ain't goin today...

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Post by Artem » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:59 am

The forcasts changed a bit now they are saying the storms are gonna pass by 1 or 2 and its suppose to get partly sunny with only 30 percent chance of T-storms.
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Post by snowball » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:30 am

I wanna go :(

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Post by skysurfr » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:42 pm

Me too... it's almost 2pm over there now, best I could do is being on the water at 4pm... not enough time left...

Wolf Lake... UGH! yuck!...
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Post by slavman » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:50 pm

should make it to Wolf this late afternoon/evening for a quick session, as long as the wind holds. any update from the water? Thanks
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Post by skysurfr » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:28 pm

For the record, Wolf Lake smelled like poop.

Rode 10M for around an hour and a half.

R-Tem was switching from a 12 to a 10 and then rode his surfboard for a while.

Big Daddy styled on his 10.

1 kite was bitten by the Wolf.

Everyone was off the water when the 60kt plus winds hit.

-end of report-
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