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ctuna



Joined: 27 Jun 1995
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Location: Santa Cruz Ca

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 10:24 pm    Post subject: San Luis Res 2024 Reply with quote

San Luis Res 2024
First Day 4/23/2024
Around 20 but gusty and some holes .
Me , Larry and Pat windsurfing
I was a on a 5.3 Larry on 5.0 not sure what Pat was on .
No Weeds Water level started out around 220 but they where
draining.
Feeling my age this year.

Two or three foilers at the highway channel.
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ctuna



Joined: 27 Jun 1995
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 10:49 pm    Post subject: May 15th San Luis Res Reply with quote

Got there about 12 and found Dennis out on
I think was 5.8 He was planning most of the time.
I rigged a 5.7 and stayed on it .
Water Level OK bits of weeds floating but no clumps .
Average sail size 5.4 or 5.3
8 people windsurfing total which has been a crowd
at San Luis the last few years.
It was Gusty.
Looks like we are entering the June gloom phase so
I think there will be improving winds there.
Hardly anything in April and before this year at San Luis


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fxop



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2024 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since Iwindsurf doesn't have a human forecast for San Luis, how can one tell a day or two in advance that San Luis will work? And where is everybody parking these days?

Thanks,
fxop
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ctuna



Joined: 27 Jun 1995
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Location: Santa Cruz Ca

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2024 2:21 pm    Post subject: Read the charts both here and on some other spots. Reply with quote

Iwindsurf has the most charts.
Do a complete report for San Luis on iwindsurf use the first 4 models
to get comparison between models and use the forecast chart to extend
as much as a few weeks into the future.
(however future forecasts are not working as good as they did in
the no Eddy days. The Eddy seems to help the wind as San Luis however
is on average more gusty than it used to from the SW)

weather.com has the Santa Nella report .
It gives both three day hourly and 10 day extended reports.

Look for fog extending to Casa De Fruita and the Holister Valley
Sf Bay will generally be socked in but not always.

http://www.poulton.net/windsurf/wrpt.color.html
This one gives you the pressure gradient's from coast to valley's
It light's up the gradients as green for go .
Look at Sacramento , Modesto , Bakersfield Gradients .
The same weather that makes the Sherman go generally apply s to
San Luis.

Water level sensor broke yesterday usually reads around 219 to 224
this is good link to have . I called in the issue they are aware of it.

https://cdec.water.ca.gov/dynamicapp/QueryF?s=onf

Always bring your weed fin.

On the North side most of the Windsurfers park next to the single tree.
On the beach . Lots of potholes in the dirt portion of the road like
never before on this side drive slow.
Less of a walk of shame and some shade for down time.
On the South side near the Cement bathroom's next to the treeline
for parking . You can camp on that side and there barbecue pits.
Most people coming from Santa Cruz and the North park next to the tree
as it is Longer Drive down a dirt road and puts on a extra 10 miles
to your drive .

https://wx.iwindsurf.com/map#37.079,-120.827,11,1,404,1

Select San Luis , Select complete report , Select firs 4 models
this gives you the projected graph.(also select the daily and detailed options)
Below is a forecast graph which go's a certain number of days
into the future dependent on the model I use the first three and
the 3km and see how much agreement there is.
Then the other sites.

The 152 cal trans wind sensor next to iwindsurf sensor is not updating every hour although it at least has the direction right now. So check it's graph for the time reported before believing it.
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Gwarn



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Location: SF

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2024 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about access to the upper lake?

Is it open?

Is it windy?

I would love to know....
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ctuna



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2024 1:51 am    Post subject: I never go up there Reply with quote

I never go up there .
You should call them.
The upper lake has been closed for business sometimes
in the Summer due to Blue Green algae
If you have iwindsurf you should be able to read the wind maps
and graphs.
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ctuna



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2024 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised San Luis reservoir 1252 pm blowing in the 4.0 range and the water level is probably what I would use to call 222 sunny but not that warm the reason I'm doing this is because the freaking on-site reports do not work did I say it was very windy I'm putting up a 4.7 and I weigh 230
(onsite reports apparently do only meter reports now) and I can't figure out
how to do those even though I have a meter)

Was gusty all day and kind of up and down about 4 windsurfers and 3 foilers
one foiler had a wing disconnect but his buddy got the wing and he paddled in.

Saturday and Sunday looks to be the last of this windy pattern.


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ctuna



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2024 11:18 am    Post subject: 5/24/2024 looks like it has wind today Reply with quote

5/24/2024 looks like it has wind today
May be gusty..
It was very gusty un sailable gusty .
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sail



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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2024 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't sailed here in years. The San Luis meter was always very inaccurate and unreliable but now it looks better? Does the meter seem to be consistent with what is actually happening?
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coachg



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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2024 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the meter may read a little low? Just guessing. Saturday, May 25th it was reading 14-16 mph average & I was pretty lit with a 6.0 rig. At Sherman on 14-16 mph average I slogging with a 6 meter sail. Other option is Sherman reads high? Was pretty gusty but all & all a good day.

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