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by Slappy » Tue May 07, 2019 11:33 am

Pretty sure he is windfoiling.

The West Van spot is Stearman Beach / Erwin Park.

You could easily launch a kite there at low tide if you had a helper but I don't think there is enough sand near the river to self launch.

At high tide there would only be drift option.
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by Alton » Wed May 08, 2019 7:49 pm

Yet another fine day at Nexen. Steady SW 25 on 9m+surfboard for 2 hrs.

Most of us (10+ kiters) enjoyed the butter smooth water in the river for some fun boosting.

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by vtsarkov » Thu May 09, 2019 3:51 pm

Planning a trip to Nexen on Saturday and wondering it it's still accessible by car like it used to be (last Summer). :?
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by morrison » Thu May 09, 2019 4:42 pm

vtsarkov wrote:Planning a trip to Nexen on Saturday and wondering it it's still accessible by car like it used to be (last Summer). :?


Access may be limited on water due to pile pulling operations.
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by ezzylover » Fri May 10, 2019 8:07 am

morrison wrote:
vtsarkov wrote:Planning a trip to Nexen on Saturday and wondering it it's still accessible by car like it used to be (last Summer). :?


Access may be limited on water due to pile pulling operations.


From what I heard, Vanpile will be only working monday to friday.
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by morrison » Fri May 10, 2019 9:39 am

ezzylover wrote:
morrison wrote:
vtsarkov wrote:Planning a trip to Nexen on Saturday and wondering it it's still accessible by car like it used to be (last Summer). :?


Access may be limited on water due to pile pulling operations.


From what I heard, Vanpile will be only working monday to friday.


This is true. But its where the thing is parked etc that may cause issues.
I will post an update as we are in the area.
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by AlexK » Fri May 10, 2019 9:49 am

Hey Dan
I windfoil (windsurf) off Erwin Dr.
There is a little Park there for rigging. 7 could also do it off Steadman beach but there is a larger windshadow on a NW.
Easterlies r best.
U could launch a kite. There is room
Depending on w8nd direction, On a NW u need to slog to windline. Not easy on kiteboard.
U also have to watch out for freighters. It is a shipping line so sometimes they are moored there and can block wind or become an obstacle.
Other than that, it is close and pristine.
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by morrison » Fri May 10, 2019 11:20 am

No ships.
Pile barge not an issue.
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by filipj » Fri May 10, 2019 11:38 am

Thanks for checking!
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by vtsarkov » Fri May 10, 2019 12:52 pm

morrison wrote:No ships.
Pile barge not an issue.


Thanks a lot!
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