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djscred



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:53 pm    Post subject: MONTEREY BAY windsurfing? Reply with quote

Hi all i am moving from bay area to the monterey peninsula and was wondering how was the wind condition there?any hotspot?
Any help is welcome as I am soo happy to move to such a gorgeous area, but waht about my windsurfing sessions?
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djscred



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:46 am    Post subject: RE: MONTEREY BAY windsurfing? Reply with quote

anyone?
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timwnitram



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: RE: MONTEREY BAY windsurfing? Reply with quote

I dont have an answer for you, but the rec.windsurfing forum is a really active forum. There are tons of folks there that would probably help you out.

-Tim
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madspaniard



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:05 pm    Post subject: RE: MONTEREY BAY windsurfing? Reply with quote

Ive never windsurfed there but about a year ago I went down to Monterey on a day trip with my wife. We spent some time at the north end of the Monterey beach, there is a hotel just by the water, and people flying kites. From the shore I could see a windsurfer sailing paralell to the coast, looked like a 6.5 or bigger sail. He was the only one on the water. Weed fin may be warrant. Sorry, like I said, I never tried myself.
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edscott



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: RE: MONTEREY BAY windsurfing? Reply with quote

Pure speculation, but all my friends who live on the Monterey Peninsula come up to north of Santa Cruz to go sailing. I wonder why?

My guess is that the further you get in Monterey Bay that the prevailing NWly flow is blocked. It also doesnt blow in Santa Cruz reliably, but it can happen at the Pleasure if its a really nuclear day. This is hearsay, I havent done it myself, but many locals sail Natural Bridges and you can get the occasional ITS session. You can also sail in town when its nuking storm winds.

Maybe someone who knows more than I can make a liar out of me. My guess is that for prevailing thermals in Monterey youre talking light wind/big sails.
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carl



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:51 pm    Post subject: RE: MONTEREY BAY windsurfing? Reply with quote

Ive never sailed there either but I read that some goto Moss Landing. The normal NW wind should be side-on there.
I thought they sailed in the harbor too, if you dont want to sail the open ocean or the surf is too big.
San Luis Res is do-able if there is too much fog at the coast.
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djscred



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:48 pm    Post subject: RE: MONTEREY BAY windsurfing? Reply with quote

ok, ill check it out! thanks man.
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goinoff



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:47 am    Post subject: RE: MONTEREY BAY windsurfing? Reply with quote

Inside the harbor at moss landing is nooo good, I think most people launch near the marine lab just south of the harbor. Ive seen people sailing in front of the hotel on the North end of Monterey beach (as the other poster mentioned) but it was side-shore conditions which I think are normally associated with the Easterlies in Santa Cruz..Other than that, Its beach and Natural bridges in SC are tons of fun...
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djscred



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:21 pm    Post subject: RE: MONTEREY BAY windsurfing? Reply with quote

Ok kool, ill have to drive around and see which spot works best...Moss landing is kinda depressing though!
i SEE THOSE KITERS BY THAT HOTEL in monterey all the time, that might be the best spot for me!
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goinoff



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:03 pm    Post subject: RE: MONTEREY BAY windsurfing? Reply with quote

Yeah, Moss Landing is a little creepy, but if you surf, the north side of the harbor on the beach offers some of the best, most powerful tubes around..Just awesome surfing there..Have fun with the search...
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