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dllee



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough Sat. for this old fart.
Start at 2 with 4.2 and 92 liter trifin wave, can barely sheet in as the board harshly bounces around. Only could sail in the Emeryville side of Berkeley, banished there for an hour before crawling back to 3rd dock. Find every lull of 10, immediately followed by gusts that seemed like 30, all in ratchet chop and dancing waters. Is this how Lake Arenal feels?
Or is it just old age?
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dvCali



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:54 pm    Post subject: Stick again Reply with quote

bipbip wrote:
Chrissy Saturday 4/20 , 2-3:3pm

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Best Chrissy for me in a loooong time!
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Not sure what I am thinking going to Stick in mid April (thinking foil?) but there I was in the middle of a San Francisco revenge: Stick and Coyote are heavily overcast, cold, with no hint of sun while Ocean beach was sunny and I can see the sunshine over the city.

Strange, but the wind is strong and up (more than 25 knots) an down (16-19). I rig 4.3 and go out in almost perfect conditions, all the way to Sierra Point with tiny swell: nice! But it does not last long the wind is back and now I am really overpowered. I can use 3.7 no problem. Some real cannon balls close to shore on the Sierra Point side. Soldier on, sail opened does work kind of nice with the tri-fin. Then the wind becomes patchy, it is switching to a south west component and it does so around 5 pm with a solid 22-25 knots.

Five/six people out (everybody else is having fun at Crissy) plus a couple who show up and give up given the conditions.

Stick can be intimidating in such strong winds and as a reminder of what can happen Vasco gets detached from his board, he is very close to shore ... but the board drifts, and drifts, and drifts, Robert runs down the point trying to reach it, jumps in once to swim to it but he cannot swim close enough (it is REALLY blowing!) ... and there it goes off toward Alameda in a few minutes Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject: Coyote April 22 Reply with quote

Finally a perfect day at Coyote. Powered up with RRD FSW 90 and Point-7 ACX 5.4. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is windsurfing still fun after foiling? Rolling Eyes
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dvCali



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
Is windsurfing still fun after foiling? Rolling Eyes

Yesterday I was really having a blast. The ACX 5.4 fits the RRD 90 FSW like a glove, and it is a fantastic sail. Ultra fast and rock solid but it has a 160 boom length and it disappears in the jibes. It is a free-race sail but seems to work great in the Coyote Bump&Jump. Highly recommended

Foil: seeing Dan Eustaquio on the foil yesterday was impressive. He was on a 3.3 sail and going pretty fast (similar to Chris/F4 with 6.2!) and with great control even in wind conditions that were close to 4.5-4.8 for windsurfing. It was slower than my set up when I was powered up but he was ALWAYS going (even when the wind dropped) and with remarkable upwind angle.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freeride foil trumps slalom for upwind and downwind..maybe that's it's popularity.
Pretty sure, no foiler except Anton would go faster reaching than an advanced freerider. Freerider would need 1 meter bigger, correctly tuned for the wind.
Got my 8th planing day in foiling, still no good and fail at foiling jibes.
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kevinkan



Joined: 07 Jun 2001
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

windsurfing after foiling is still awesome... getting to make a hard turn on a swell, doing a big shove it, feeling the speed and power from the sail. different sensations. love 4.2ish sailing.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, just not getting it..naish foil.
Musta had to jump out of straps 4 times each run at Berk to slog in what must be 5 mph breezes.
Still rising and touching, never able to just let it go..too many lulls in 5-15 mph berk breezes.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lots of west wind days at stick lately. they are usable for windsurfing but not ideal. been good foiling, but sometimes pretty windy. lots of peeps showing up every day. foiled out of my first downwind 360 the other day... w00t!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today, 4-18 at Berk so just paddled SUP for 40 minutes.
Moved back straps forward 2 holes, to keep Naish foil down. Flies easy with rears one hole forward of back setting. Best rides with rear foot ahead of rear straps so far.
Watching 50 year olds Curren and Occi surfing Bells. VERY underwhelming. Sucks getting old.
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