Sunday AM winds
- I agree Tom,
My son and I camped on the little beach upwind of Turner bay, AKA "Jason and
Tom's Kitebeach". What an experience. My wife and daughters are out of
town, so the only way I could think of getting in a day of Kitesurfing was
to take my son camping the night before. We got to the beach Saturday
afternoon and setup camp. Went to sleep around 10:00PM. It's amazing how
many boats are out driving around in the dark (several without Running
lights!). By 1:00AM the wind was absolutely rocking. I have no idea what
was happening out in the channel, but I was thinking our tent was going to
be lifted off the beach and into the lake. And then by 3:00AM... I had to
bring some of the gear into the tent because the wind was lifting section up
off the sand. I would have loved to have seen the channel at 3:00AM. I did
see a boat trying to take out at Barclay bay (at 3:00AM). Can you imagine.
Tom C. said in the 'Old days', they would go out windsurfing in the
moonlight and take advantage of the 'big winds'.
By 7:00AM I woke up and was worried because there was little wind in the
bay. I took a look out into the channel however, and it looked great. I
pumped my 14M kite just as Tom C. showed up. He headed out before me on his
12M and was up the channel in NO TIME. I went out after him and had a great
time. I'm not sure if my new front lines made the difference or if it was
just REALLY windy, but a couple times, I was in survival mode. Did it seem
like we had some REALLY strong gusts Sunday morning?
What a great morning. Had a couple great jumps. Betsy looked like her knee
was 'treating' her right. Eddy did a few jumps over me (yeah, he sneaks up
behind you and says, watch this. Next thing you know he is airborne and
flying away. Very cool.). Jon, thanks for retrieving my board for me. I
was getting worked over. I think I realized I need to keep the kite higher
when bodydragging upwind. Brad at 14 years old is a freaking 'rock star'.
How many times have you been out, maybe 10? And already jumping. Steve L.
was surfing the nice rollers early on. I think he thought he was in the
Anyway, what a great day. Thanks everyone for sharing the fun. Water is
dropping, kitebeach will soon appear. Take care.
From: BoiseSailors@... [mailto:BoiseSailors@...]
On Behalf Of Tom Cavaiani
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 12:24 PM
To: BoiseSailors@...; c.lee@...; nick.hadjokas@...
Subject: [BSA] Re: AM winds
Sunday morning saw numerous kiters and sailors enjoying pretty decent
winds. I depowered my 12 m kite somewhat and had a great time. I am
guessing that I could have sailed on my 5.5 and had lots of fun. Sorry
I don't have any more details regarding the equipment used by others...
FYI someone left a Northwave 6.5 monofilm sail with black trim at
Barclay. If it is yours give me a call.
Tom Cavaiani, PhD
Networking, Operations, and Information Systems
College of Business and Economics
Boise State University
>>> "Lee, Chris (DPT-BOISE)" <c.lee@...> 09/02/06 15:35 PM >>>Rigged 4.5 and got on the water by 7:30 at Stevenson. Made a reach and
came back in to flatten the sail. Struggled for about half an hour and
was too overpowered to do anything. Rigged down to 4.0 and was still
overpowered but ok to hang on.... Had some massive jumps and broke some
lines.... I sailed till about 11:30 a.m..... With some soared
[mailto:BoiseSailors@...] On Behalf Of Tom Cavaiani
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2006 3:31 PM
To: BoiseSailors@...; nick.hadjokas@...
Subject: [BSA] Re: AM winds
I am surprised there was no report today. Word has it that it was a
fantastic morning...winds blew strong and for a long time.
By the way I have some used equipment that I would like to sell...
including masts, sails, and boards, all in good condition and for a
reasonable price, if anyone is interested or in need.
Tom Cavaiani, PhD
Networking, Operations, and Information Systems College of Business and
Economics Boise State University
>>> "Nick Hadjokas" <nick.hadjokas@...> 09/01/06 19:02 PM >>>Jim,
I could not face 46F temps, but I am bucking-up for temps in the 50s.
We could have three days of morning winds without the crowds or gas
prices of Stevenson! Let's enjoy them before Fall sets in.
If Greg can face it; so can I.
See ya Saturday; bright and early.
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