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coachg



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:20 pm    Post subject: RE: S.F. Bay Reply with quote

All you have to do is look at a map to see that it is not fresh water. As far as polution, who cares? The water is too cold to swim in and we are windsurfing. I wouldnt drink the water, but it is fine to sail in. Im no expert but I would guess that it is saltier than the ocean.

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carl



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:27 pm    Post subject: RE: S.F. Bay Reply with quote

Crissy is more of an advanced spot. Beware of boat/ship traffic and strong ebb/flood currents.
The cleanest would be the ocean: Waddell, Santa Cruz, Ocean beach and they often have real sand and real waves.
San Luis reservour forebay has clean water, no chop, very good wind in spring/early summer.

Beaches in the bay? We dont need no beaches! We call then launches and mud, rock, docks or cement ramps are more typical.
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carl



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: RE: S.F. Bay Reply with quote

Yes, the ocean and Crissy is always that cold. The water in the rest of the bay warms up to about 60-65 in summer. Full suit recommended year-round if you sail miles from shore (you never know when you may have to swim back). If you stay close to shore, a shorty is ok on warm days. Palo Alto probably gets around 70, where its more shallow.
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wiamea



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:36 pm    Post subject: RE: S.F. Bay Reply with quote

pollution??? you gives a rats *&(^ as long as the winds good!!! are you there 2 WS or drink the water???....
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