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  Topic: Places to take an intermediate class in the Bay next week
jpf18

Replies: 9
Views: 3516

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:58 am   Subject: Re: Places to take an intermediate class in the Bay next week
Cheers everyone,

I'm making a trip to the Bay Area to windsurf next week (August). Got the basics down. Looking to take a class and learn harness useage, waterstarts and such. Will bring a 3/2 wets ...
  Topic: where to windsurf with baby and non windsurfing wife
jpf18

Replies: 34
Views: 26432

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:14 am   Subject: Hatteras

I can sail in up to 20 knots with 6.0 sail, can use a harness, but can't water start or use straps


July now might be tough on such short notice, but you may get lucky finding a rental on Hatter ...
  Topic: exiting power gybe with speed
jpf18

Replies: 48
Views: 14323

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:18 pm   Subject: exiting power gybe with speed
maybe a flatter day The video's been taken in off-shore conditions using a one size bigger sail and board you'd normally sail in open water for the amount of wind. So don't scratch your head too muc ...
  Topic: What's with these super-stretchy, super-tight wetsuits?
jpf18

Replies: 19
Views: 6353

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:06 am   Subject: Bit the bullet, got one of these stretchy skinsuits...
Out of options to get an old school "american cut" NP or the like, I bit the bullet this weekend and got one of these new style skinsuits (my naming). Compared to a rubber-semidry, they are ...
  Topic: What's with these super-stretchy, super-tight wetsuits?
jpf18

Replies: 19
Views: 6353

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:22 pm   Subject: What's with these super-stretchy, super-tight wetsuits?
like Neil Pryde. Good luck with that, I'm in the market for a full size 4/3 and the local shop tells me today NP has no size L's to sell right now (this is the US, who knows perhaps they have some sto ...
  Topic: Troubling "event" planned for Crissy Field 26-Aug
jpf18

Replies: 39
Views: 21466

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:55 pm   Subject: Troubling "event" planned for Crissy Field 26-Aug
Crissy Field will be closed to vehicles and bicycles on August 26. There will be no parking and major road closures. If you plan to visit on foot, there is a long list of prohibited items, which mak ...
  Topic: Troubling "event" planned for Crissy Field 26-Aug
jpf18

Replies: 39
Views: 21466

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:17 pm   Subject: Troubling "event" planned for Crissy Field 26-Aug
Not to sound alarmist but everybody keep an eye on this. I very much hope this is a dud and not coming to pass anytime anywhere:
http://sfist.com/2017/08/14/neo-nazis_want_to_bring_their_racis.php
  Topic: Windsurfers Harassing Whales at Crissy?
jpf18

Replies: 32
Views: 17681

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:00 pm   Subject: Re: Windsurfers Harassing Whales at Crissy?
In a video shown on the local NBC station
Where's Stanley Roberts when you need him. /sarc
Dana King was the last decent journalist out here until she quit a few years back.

NBC has got to be th ...
  Topic: Sierra&vallley runoff supercharging GG currents?
jpf18

Replies: 15
Views: 8352

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:50 am   Subject: Sierra&vallley runoff supercharging GG currents?
It looks as if all that water feeding into the Bay from the Sierras and Central Valley might be messing with the tidal currents here. At least right now and possibly into the first part of the season? ...
  Topic: Euro Pin vs. US Mast Base systems?
jpf18

Replies: 28
Views: 18325

PostForum: Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:23 am   Subject: Euro Pin vs. US Mast Base systems?
I've been using euro pin for a decade in the surf. I prefer the chinook u/j assy b/c of the solid stainless steel ends w/ a streamlined extension b/c it has a safety lock. I had a chinook extension ...
 
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