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coolmtnbiker048



Joined: 01 Jul 2005
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Location: California

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:16 pm    Post subject: SOCAL- December 27th Stories Reply with quote

Any stories from windsurfing today? Seal Beach was blowing about 30+. I planned on sailing on the ocean side at Belmont, but it was extremely windy, so I sailed inside the harbor w/ Chris (www.clewfirst.org), overpowered, on a borrowed 4.7 sail and a 111L board.
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coachg



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: RE: SOCAL- December 27th Stories Reply with quote

Im guessing it was that board that was making you feel overpowerd? 4.7 with a 111L board is an odd combination, even if you are a big guy. Try a smaller board for those conditions.

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coolmtnbiker048



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:29 pm    Post subject: RE: SOCAL- December 27th Stories Reply with quote

Most likely the wind was overpowering, the other sailor I was with was using a 5.2 and a 90-100L board and was completely overpowered as well. It was blowing probably about 30 knots in the harbor. (On and Off)
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scooper



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: RE: SOCAL- December 27th Stories Reply with quote

It does sound like pretty big boards for that much wind, even at flat water locations. Its really a matter of personal preference but it is so tiring being on big boards in high winds and rough water. scooper
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gregorio



Joined: 01 Jun 1998
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:26 am    Post subject: RE: SOCAL- December 27th Stories Reply with quote

Our boy Jamie down in Dago was the only guy with a small enough board of the windsurfers here. He sailed a 70 liter board with a 4.1 sail. And was the hero out on the water in the 40 mph gusts. Everybody else had to suck it up with our 100 liter boards. Too much board = bouncy tail walking. Greg.
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coolmtnbiker048



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:00 pm    Post subject: RE: SOCAL- December 27th Stories Reply with quote

its only my first season of serious windsurfing (even though Ive been doing it in lakes w/ longboards since 2001) so dont really know much about tuning the rig. Ill have to try out a smaller board some day.
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mat12t



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:12 am    Post subject: Wetsuits Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what type of wetsuit you would need to sail the winters in S. Cali? 3/2 or 4/3? what about spring and summer?
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RPM7



Joined: 06 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:38 am    Post subject: SoCal Wetsuits Reply with quote

I get along quite well in LA with a 5/3 in the winter months, and in the summer I use a 3/3 convertible (short sleeves). A 3/3 shorty would probably be just fine in the summer too, I just wanted the extra protection for my legs. I used to use a half-mil shorty in the summer, and I found that to be just too chilly. Hope that helps! Surprised
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