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jschmucker2



Joined: 27 Jun 2000
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:27 pm    Post subject: Cape wing foil spots? Reply with quote

Looking for some guidance on spots to learn to foil, particularly on SW

Forest Beach? - I've heard there are a lot of rocks & unmarked mooring blocks. Go around high tide only or is low ok?

Pleasant Bay - great on NE at Jackknife. SW can be a little fickle on the wind strength. Launch from the bridge on 28 for SW? Other ideas?

West Dennis - avoid low tide I assume. Same with Kalmus?

Any other ideas for a SW between Forest and West Dennis that isn't so tide dependent?

Any other spots you'd recommend?

Thanks!
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outcast



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

forest rocks weeds

WD not bad except for low tide... mid plus is ok
Kalmus definitely better

Pleasant bay fickle

Inside Hyannis Harbor actually good except for boats

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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kalmus can be foiled at any tide level ... if you know where the shallows are, have a 75 cm or shorter mast, and are willing to walk a bit. Near high tide, you can foil with a 90 cm mast from very close to shore. I usually use a 85-90 cm mast from mid-tide on, and a 71 cm mast for shallower water.

Once you have somewhat stable flights and can go upwind, Kalmus works in all wind directions for foiling. Offshore directions are gustier, but the water is flat to very flat. In the off season, the Lewis bay side can be quite good, but no launching there until after Labor Day. Too many boats now, anyway.
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flaherty



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WD they have blocked off parking where you can launch. So have to park on the other side of the Bath Room. If its a nice beach day, even that is tough to find a parking spot.
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jschmucker2



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info! I hit WD on sunday in the 25-30 mph wind. Pretty wavey and challenging, but high tide, so no problems there

Anyone ever try Pleasant St beach in Chatham, by the Chatham Tides motel? Wondering if that has fewer underwater obstacles compared with Forest
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