myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
San Luis Res 2021
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
cachaocachao



Joined: 27 Mar 2002
Posts: 73

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:03 pm    Post subject: San Luis Reply with quote

Don't know what others been claiming...still lots of weeds...was damn annoying. 3.7 very powered with nice building low swell
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
windsurferd



Joined: 08 Apr 1997
Posts: 59

PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sailed from power towers out to wide open waters of Forebay! no weeds once past about 50' out!! Found nice rollers and ramps downwind of island(closest to north side)!! Lots of jibing to stay away from weeds on island side, short tacks!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
windward1



Joined: 18 Jun 2000
Posts: 1299

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windsurfed the O'Neill Forebay today. Pretty fun.

Almost did not go. Water was low at about 219 feet elevation. I like it much better at 222. But there being no wind anywhere on the coast, I set out for The Lake. A friend texted me that the wind had died. Looked at the graph and sure enough it had. 12 knots. I was over half way there and decided to go anyway. Least I could do was give a weed report.

When I got there the wind had picked up to 16 knots. So I rigged a 5.8 on my Freeride board. There were a few islands of weeds a little ways from shore. Blobs of about 30 meters by 20 meters. I waded out past about 50 meters from the beach by the tree on the west side of the Forebay to have deep enough water to hop on and ride out between to weed beds. Outside things were not bad. Weed beds in some places, but they were below the surface even at 219 feet. Clear areas in more of the Forebay than I was expecting. I did spin out one time when a weed strand caught onto my True Ames Surfgrass Wave fin and would not let go. And occasionally after a wipeout in an area with weeds underneath I had strands wrapped around my ankles and some on the boom, but most of the time I was able to waterstart clean. I avoided coming too close to shore on either side, staying out near 50 meters from shore. I found that near the tree I could "anchor" my rig by flipping the board upside down so fin was up, and just setting the boom on the bottom in a sandy area with few weeds about 50 meters from shore. Go in, get some water or a snack and come back to the board, still in the same spot.

After about a half hour the wind picked up to 20 knots. I stayed with what I had, but was overpowered. If it had been earlier in the day I might have re-rigged.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ctuna



Joined: 27 Jun 1995
Posts: 1052
Location: Santa Cruz Ca

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:08 am    Post subject: I was thinking about going but Reply with quote

The Water Level was kind of Low and KSBW was ranting
about the blue green algae at San Luis but I think it has been like that
all summer as far as the threat in the Forebay.
Also I threw my back out a little putting the lawn mower away.
Anybody else out?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
windward1



Joined: 18 Jun 2000
Posts: 1299

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw no one else.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
windward1



Joined: 18 Jun 2000
Posts: 1299

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I did not know about the danger warnings for blue green algae at San Luis! No one said anything at the kiosk. Explains why I saw only one fisherman.

My suggestion is to not go windsurfing there until it is gone.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ctuna



Joined: 27 Jun 1995
Posts: 1052
Location: Santa Cruz Ca

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:32 pm    Post subject: My guess is the blue green algae problem is no different. Reply with quote

My guess is the blue green algae problem is no different than it's
been the last two years.
The fisherman have to do catch and release now though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
windward1



Joined: 18 Jun 2000
Posts: 1299

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Danger Warning said boating was OK, Water Skiing and Jets skis and swimming were not. They did not mention windsurfing.

Has there been any reports of people or pets getting infected there this year or the previous two years?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ctuna



Joined: 27 Jun 1995
Posts: 1052
Location: Santa Cruz Ca

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:03 pm    Post subject: don't know Reply with quote

don't know
I haven't heard anything from the usual Santa Cruz crowd or David
that they have had a problem. I hadn't seen the sign's last time I was
there. If you had a problem I think you would know pretty fast.
I haven't heard of any reports of people getting sick.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
windward1



Joined: 18 Jun 2000
Posts: 1299

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No signs at the Park. Saw these notifications on an internet search of blue green algae at San Luis Reservoir.

I have none of the symptoms.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Southwest USA, Hawaii, Mexico All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Page 7 of 8

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group