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bert



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:27 pm    Post subject: The Wing Reply with quote

Winged the Stick these last 2 days just past noon..so zen like and minimalist.. I love it. It's still hazy with the smoke from up north. 4.6 Naish wing/110 L Naish board/ Moses 1100 foil in 12-15 mph winds.


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dvCali



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: The Wing Reply with quote

bert wrote:
Winged the Stick these last 2 days just past noon..so zen like and minimalist.. I love it. It's still hazy with the smoke from up north. 4.6 Naish wing/110 L Naish board/ Moses 1100 foil in 12-15 mph winds.


This for me wins the award of the worst season in history. After starting in January and February, March and Covid rolled in. I had a few bad days at TI in early April, and after that I basically did not sail until mid June when Crissy and Coyote reopened. Sailed two of my best days at Crissy ever (no boat traffic!), then the fog rolled in. Migrated to to a bunch of stupid days at Coyote (where the wind line seems to be severely effected by the new buildings), than July with lot of eddy, and in the last month some Coyote with strange wind direction and mostly Mad-Max-Stick ... until the fires and the eddy came in and stopped the sailing again.

I know that people sailed Crissy when the parking lot was closed, and that TI was always a possibility ... but ... overall ... this was a very bad season! Shocked Lot's of MTB instead Very Happy

Maybe September and October will be good ...
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rigatoni



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what it is worth, this has been the best season in over a decade for me. Working from home has allowed me a lot more flexibility to get out on the water, including a few midweek dawn patrol trips out to the Delta and a bunch of trips out to TI in the middle of what used to be a traffic filled rush hour.

Crissy rocked almost every day this spring and early summer (even with the remote parking) with the wind filled into the beach on most days and little to no boat traffic screwing up the water.

And icing on the cake was a wind filled trip to the Gorge where launches were not crowded and the wind was great.

I've barely used the 5.0. Mostly 4.5. And more days on the 3.7 and 4.0 than I've ever done.

I guess it is all a matter of perspective.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: The Wing Reply with quote

dvCali wrote:
bert wrote:
Winged the Stick these last 2 days just past noon..so zen like and minimalist.. I love it. It's still hazy with the smoke from up north. 4.6 Naish wing/110 L Naish board/ Moses 1100 foil in 12-15 mph winds.


This for me wins the award of the worst season in history. After starting in January and February, March and Covid rolled in. I had a few bad days at TI in early April, and after that I basically did not sail until mid June when Crissy and Coyote reopened. Sailed two of my best days at Crissy ever (no boat traffic!), then the fog rolled in. Migrated to to a bunch of stupid days at Coyote (where the wind line seems to be severely effected by the new buildings), than July with lot of eddy, and in the last month some Coyote with strange wind direction and mostly Mad-Max-Stick ... until the fires and the eddy came in and stopped the sailing again.

I know that people sailed Crissy when the parking lot was closed, and that TI was always a possibility ... but ... overall ... this was a very bad season! Shocked Lot's of MTB instead Very Happy

Maybe September and October will be good ...


100% disagree
Crissy has been outstanding...many great North Tower EBB days, and PSQ , a spot that rarely goes, has been on fire all Summer with all the Eddy action.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, perspective.
I average 90+ planing days a year since 1984.
Got a foil last year. Maybe 120 total.
This year, now Sept., about 115 days. Foil days would account for maybe 7 more days than windsurfing with a 6.5 as biggest sail and 109 as biggest board.
115 would threshold as boredom territory hence the foil to incite new stoke.
Now I got a wing.
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bert



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wind was really light and northerly at Coyote at 1:30 today.., but with some tempting whitecaps on the outside. Coyote Point has been closed for almost 3 weeks because of the smoke so I launched just beyond the the old ASD location. On a whim I decided to do a down-winder to 3rd with my 6.0 Naish wing/110 Hoverglide board . Once I got to the windline I sailed pretty much parallel to the shore til I reached the 3rd ave upper kite beach. I turned around and headed back to Coyote where I winged for awhile (I was all by my lonesome). After today I've decided to put a harness line on the big wing to hook in for those longer rides and not develop Popeye arms Cool


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:09 am    Post subject: 2020-09-02 Windsurfing Pleasure Point Reply with quote

Had not been out for the previous sixteen days straight what with fires and park closures and marine layer and lack of wind for most of those days. The bright side of the marine layer and no wind was it probably helped the firefighters on the CZU Fireline. 46% contained and Scotts Valley, Felton and Davenport are re-populated.

Took my Angulo SailSUP and Ezzy Cheetah 7.0 and launched at Jack's. Wind was about 9 knots and the surf was small. Still great to be out and about on the water. Took one excursion out to the outside to check out a passing sightseeing boat. Went right through the kelp bed in and out. It had been recently harvested so my boards surf fins were fine as there were no heads of any real size left.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rigatoni wrote:
For what it is worth, this has been the best season in over a decade for me. Working from home has allowed me a lot more flexibility to get out on the water, including a few midweek dawn patrol trips out to the Delta and a bunch of trips out to TI in the middle of what used to be a traffic filled rush hour.

Crissy rocked almost every day this spring and early summer (even with the remote parking) with the wind filled into the beach on most days and little to no boat traffic screwing up the water.

...

I guess it is all a matter of perspective.

You can brag about your great season, but it is not a matter of perspective.

It is, was, a matter of paying regard to the shelter in place and park closure ordinances during spring. If you ignored those ordinances you could, with some more effort, have a regular season. But great for you, people go to motorcycle rallies during a pandemic, you go windsurfing when you were not supposed to ... not big deal, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:51 pm    Post subject: 2020-09-03 Sherman Island Reply with quote

The last few days have been very good in the Delta. Pictured is Peter, who visited this morning from Santa Cruz.


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rigatoni



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Within San Francisco, there was never a prohibition on outdoor activity and in hindsight we all have realized that this exercise was good for our health and posed little to no risk to others.

If your choice was to stay home, hide in your basement, and blindly accept every little bit of nonsense that our local officials were shoveling at us, that was your right.

You can also virtue signal shame others for not doing what you personally thought was the right thing. But you sound ridiculous and honestly, missed a ton of great windsurfing that helped myself and many others in the wind community manage the stress of 2020 very well.
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