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gabor



Joined: 26 Mar 1994
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can not believe that nobody mentions the best place: Seal Beach/River's end........Grassy, wind sheltered rigging with hose/shower, plenty of parking and most importantly: miles of upwind/down wind sailng from there....but DON'T TELL ANYBODY! Very Happy
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:50 am    Post subject: yes!! Reply with quote

I'll second the mention of Seal Beach, and even more so Cabrillo Beach. Having done the LA windance quit a bit myself, I think even more important than where you sail is how you sail..and ultimately THAT YOU SAIL!

The tough thing is that coming from somewhere like Glendale, yes, you often need to trust in the wind and leave before it's windy. Otherwise, sometimes if you wait until it's windy, then eat your PowerBar and load up your gear, gas up, you'll get there after a killer traffic session just in time to see the last guy tell you how great it was! (I've always hated when than happens.)

See what it did the day before, consider the forecasts, but mostly keep an eye on the sensors -- even as you drive you can sometimes change plans if conditions change. Bringing a bike/book/surfboard can be a great anti-skunk manouver, too.

If you can have a blast in flatwater (I know I can especially when it's warm and away from the rat race), then weekend trips to Lake Isabella and Lake Lopez must definitely be on your agenda. These are some of the very best times to be had -- and you may want a camper shell or a camper... -- as long as your not just a wave guy, which many fine sailors are. To each their own, there are many flavors of windsurfing, and LA has fair access to many of them.

George
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seal beach....isabella, lopez lake are all great fun
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tsokat



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, to supplement the SoCal local sailing, seriously consider taking the occasional road trip to the Bay Area if you have the time. You will also love the ease of vactioning on Maui now that you are on the West Coast.
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tsokat



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
In reality, none of us really want to see sharks at any locale.

However, I'm totally baffled by the "You're all blowing it" comment. I like to think a bit of friendly sharing goes hand in hand with our great sport. In my opinion, there is no reason to hide anything or obscure the truth.


You are absolutely right about sharing knowledge with other sailers. If anything, the trend at many sites is too low of a sailer to kiter ratio. Anything we can do to get more sails out on the water is a good thing.
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swchandler



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here here. There's no question that many of us could be styling and having so much fun. I sometimes question the vacuum out there.

I was out at C Street yesterday, and I have to sadly admit, I was the only windsurfer out. Regardless, I was totally stoked trying my new slalom board. It really ripped and I couldn't believe its great speed, and I'm so pleased. Mid to higher teens was the call, and I shared the scene with just the local kiters. Plenty of room for all, and frankly, more.

It's there for the taking. It's hard to believe that so much is going unnoticed.
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capetonian



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tsokat wrote:
You are absolutely right about sharing knowledge with other sailers. If anything, the trend at many sites is too low of a sailer to kiter ratio. Anything we can do to get more sails out on the water is a good thing.


Too many times there is no one else out at Sunset Beach, Topanga, Broad Beach, County Line or the myriad beachs in between that are most probably sailable but no one sails them. But there are 5-10 people out at Leo Carillo. So what do I do, I sail at Leo Carillo because who wants to sail alone? Even if windsurfing is an individualist sport, I like to sail around other windsurfers.
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