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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd also recommend Shorline for the wife and kid, and even though
you "conquered Maui Kanaha last year in 30+kn / 8 foot swell conditions,
and Jericicoacoara/Brazil," it might be a good idea to start there and see
how you a feel about those conditions before venturing out in the bay.

-Craig (who is not from the bay area, so take that into account)
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Joined: 10 Apr 2000
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would agree with the others about Shoreline Lake in Mountain View. I have taught a few people there. They also have a rental concession if you don't want to rig for them. I am not sure of the current status with Covid but years ago when my daughter was about 10 she went to a week long sailing and windsurf camp there. You could also rent a long board or a small sailboat if you want to sail with them. With the exception of a few days when the fog bank is quite large, it usually is not quite windy enough for shortboards. I have seen several people Wingfoil there because it can be a consistent 10 to 15 MPH

The other possibility is the Foster City lagoon. I have seen a few people windsurf there but I have not. It is very protected and they do have weekly long board racing in the summer. Perhaps someone else can comment about the access locations. It is very close to 3rd avenue and probably gets a bit more wind on the average than Shoreline Lake which is further south.
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rainer412



Joined: 26 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, thanks to all of you, this is really great advices from a great community!
I am already looking forward to move to the bay area, getting some good wind Very Happy
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rainer412



Joined: 26 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
Bear in mind, the Dyno is a thick, blocky board with tail rocker added, and the rails thinned.
Not a traditional fsw board as listed. It's better in lighter wind, really lively in decent wind.


Are you sure of that? In most reviews it is described as easy to control in chop due to its vee and rather narrow outline. That somehow doesn't fit to your experience.
Did you use a Dyno yourself, or compared directly to others like Kode, Goya one...?
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read my description.
Now read your words.
There is no similarity.
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gerritt



Joined: 06 May 1998
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Location: Redwood City, CA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shoreline and FC are great early first start venues. Once your students move into higher winds and want to pursue water starts, 3rd ave on the right tide is a great venue for waist deep beach to water start practice. San Luis reservoir also fits the bill.

Check the posts on how the levee improvement project is expected to impact 3rd Ave access starting this coming May.

Welcome to the windiest urban venue in the world. Plan it right and you can be sailing nearly every other day of the year. Every three days is quite achievable.

BTW - I would simply add a 90-95 liter board to your quiver with a multi-fin option. That will take you into waves should you want to hit Waddell in the summer.
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carl



Joined: 25 Feb 1997
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Location: SF bay area

PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good advice here. Keep the boards you have, you will use them too, especially the 105L Severne which also has good reviews from bay sailors in the chop and it will get you back when the wind drops. The 125L will be useful in the fall, when the wind is lighter.
Beware at 3rd that you have to watch the tide. It is not safe to sail at less than 2 foot tide because of the sand bars. Coyote is better at low tide, no sandbars to hit.
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fabe



Joined: 24 Sep 2002
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny, I have a Fox 105 and a Dyno 95 and just received an isonic 63 (2021)
I would say get the Dyno 95.

I rarely use the fox in the channel as is is too choppy and will be often overpowered in 6.0. Dyno 85 is fine in the channel on strong days but you will probably slog too much near shore, and yes we have current to factor.

I like being overpowered on my Mach2 at candlestick where it is much flatter .
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shamman



Joined: 22 Feb 1996
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weight in kg + 10 = basic board that will get you in
178 lbs=80 kg +10 = 90 kg
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shamman



Joined: 22 Feb 1996
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clarification ;: weight in kg + 10 = board size in liters that just big enough if wind drops. Sailing bigger board than you need will lessen the feel and handling particularly when windy
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