62224[ksurf] Re: So cal winds
- Nov 6, 2002San Carlos is just over 8 hours south of the USA/Mexico Border and
requires off road driving the last stretch of the way.
There are a few spots north of san carlos with winds 'almost as good'
and much less of a driving commitment. the further south you go from
the border, the more you start getting out of the shadowing effects
of point conception...so you get more of the predominant wind effect
to kick off and help boost the local thermal winds. Mid-summer can
get gusty though as the deserts form heat pockets that chop up the
wind. Its still better than no wind.
San Carlos is EPIC if you want perfect wave sailing, but you'll be
sharing the spot with hard-core windsurfers. It blows mainly in the
spring/summer months. I am sure it still blows in winter, but
probably not as much. Alot of people start heading to the other side
to San Felipe (on the gulf side)...about 4 hours south of the other
So there are options when the wind is dead in So Cal. And keep in
mind... when you DO get wind in So Cal, its probably going to be
better than alot of other really windy places... Tourmaline in San
Diego is one of the best spots in the world to ride...but it doesnt
blow there all that often...and its Mega-crowded with surfers and
kitesurfers, even when the wind is nuking...as the surf never really
blows out. Aside from that you'll think So Cal is the place to
ride...which will wear off after 2 months of no 'good' wind.
--- In kitesurf@y..., "Stefano P. Rosso" <stefano@o...> wrote:
> kiteboard2000 wrote:
> > --- In kitesurf@y..., "Stefano P. Rosso" <stefano@o...> wrote:
> >>Im 80 kg... i guess the best quiver is a 1510 and 1120...
> > Yes, unless you're going to be going to San Carlos, in which case
> > might be best to have an 840 instead of the 1120.
> where is San Carlos ?
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