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andrewc



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: PSC road Reply with quote

Anyone heading down to PSC should know a good portion of the road from Hwy 1 has been pretty trashed by the 24 hours of rain they had a week or so ago. It's in the worst shape its been for a long time. It's passable, but one wrong turn and you could end up with a wheel dropping into a 3ft deep trench. Not recommended for motor-homes etc.
On the flip side PSC is so green its freaky.
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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the update... hopefully see you there in a few days
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andrewc



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back in the US - just hit PSC for the weekend swell.
PS The road along the border is finished now...no need to go through downtown TJ anymore on the way back.
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eghoffman



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That 24 hours of rain seems to have become an annual early September occurrence. It took almost a week for the road to dry out when I was down there last year at the same time.
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katiedog



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the water temp.?for what wetsuit 3/2,shorty,or 4/3?
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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the updates. What's the condition of the dirt road? So getting to the US border on the way home is straightforward now? Hard to believe Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure it's a great idea to wear just a shorty if you don't have experience there and in side offshore winds. Next stop, 11 miles downwind along the desert coast. That said, I usually wear a 3/2 short sleeve long leg and booties, so my feet are warm and I can skate over the reef rocks in May. Lots of surfsailing experience helps, and knowing I'm not going to fall constantly if ever.
A 3 long suit is fine, as water is warmer now, but high 50's is not really warm.
Most opt for 4/3's, as long previous NW winds bring upwelling, and colder waters.
Depending on how you get there, and your diet, most sailors are sleep deprived, and nutrition deprived to some extent.
You're a ways from civilization, so caution is better than bravado, and more wetsuit better than less.
Now if you were a PWA pro, wear what you want, including just shorts.
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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

katiedog wrote:
Whats the water temp.?for what wetsuit 3/2,shorty,or 4/3?


the water temp varies a ton... always bring everything. last fall was particularly warm... was fine in board shorts some of the time. One fall I went was particularly cold... 4/3 all the time (except I only brought 3/2 short sleeves so I was cold)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember, Kevin is an advanced surfsailor, a freestyler, young and strong, and been to PSC over 10 trips. AND, he's a surfer at OceanBeachSF.
Old farts or less experienced need much more caution, and more wetsuit.
Bring 4/3 first and foremost, then whatever else fits inside your car.
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katiedog



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the 4/3 last fall and could have used spring shorty
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