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wendywindle



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Gooooooood morning Rio Vista! Reply with quote

Here's a couple pics of what we woke up to this morning at Sherman Island.


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LUCARO



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the photos
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2bluehawaiins



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Sherman island Reply with quote

Thanks Wendy,
I was wondering about the sailboat, it looked to be in good shape up on the beach. Here are a few pictures I took just before you enter the park.



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wendywindle



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ 2bluehawaiins... Thanks for the pics. Fun swell! Here's another shot I took later in the morning of the boat. Keel was buried in the sand, but otherwise seemed to be in okay shape. My heart goes out to the owners.


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windfind



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos wendywindle! Below are animated imagery of the Sherman Island wind graph and the Cut-Off Low at 18,000 ft. that souped up this marine surge.

Mike Godsey



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beallmd



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Epicness at Rio Reply with quote

Okay I know our sport is greatly diminishing in numbers (okay, dying), but for one morning Rio on Sunday reversed all of that. We were at The Sign and it was full full with tons of small new-enough gear, many different ages represented, women having at it on teeny tiny gear, and smiles a mile wide, whoops etc. One could see up and down the river many small sails, folks at Powerlinews and upper Powerlines all the way up to the park, many sails and NO KITES. I'm sure there were kiters out, we've got a few who will go out in 30 plus winds at Washoe but it thins out the kites in a big hurry. Anyway, I couldn't see any kites from the Sign.
Yes it did remind one of the old days if for only one epic day.
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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spennie



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny how you can look at the swells and think "OMG!!! I gotta get a picture of this!" but when you see the photo it's nothing like what you were looking at. I couldn't be there (DANG!), but I'd bet the pictures of the swell posted here don't come even close to doing it justice.

If you're reading this and haven't sailed Rio Vista/Sherman Island before, add about two feet to what you're thinking right now. It's frigging awesome!

Thanks for the photos, Wendy!

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tomg



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I'd mention TI was absolutely insane on Saturday too. Normally with one of these surge things I would figure Sherman to be 5-10 mph but not this time. Base wind was mid 30s gusts into the 40s. No flooded roads but plenty of windsurfers washing up on the rocks!
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erogind



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a picture of the overnight carnage at Powerlines on Sunday morning... brought on by the 40 mph overnight winds.

One porty potty down... and the other was providing a lot of adrenaline, as the risk of 'going over the handlebars' in it was quite real.



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