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by Brian C » Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:04 pm

Did anyone find a place to take advantage of the strong SW wind that has been blowing for much of the day here on the N Shore? No good for Jericho but maybe Ambelside or Cates Park? Pam Rocks readings look very gusty but I wonder how Porteau performed too?
Any reports would be great, for weather-learning purposes.
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by lucas » Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:52 pm

Amblside: 4 kites, 9m's and 10m's from 9am-12pm with one winger on a 4.5m. I went out for almost 3 hours at12:30pm on my 8m. Foils all around, wind was still good till about 5pm
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by Brian C » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:57 pm

Great to hear you got out at Ambelside. The waves there can be awesome. Just for clarification, do you mean 8m with foil or without (eg surfboard)? Thx.
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by lucas » Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:40 am

We were all on foils
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by Mike » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:24 pm

Another fun summer session at Boundary Bay.

12M kite was the call. Actually felt like 9M would have been better for a good part of the time. But, low tide meant the water was about in line with the mile marker. So used some de-power for the upwind runs.

Re low tide: 100% worth the walk out and back.

It's a little early but GFS suggests the next one might be Saturday morning.
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by Alton » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:30 pm

I can't believe I missed the second summer BBay session :cry:

Anyway - good call.
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by Michael » Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:44 pm

GFS and BWD showing a little wind into the evening, I'm waiting for the tide to come in but it looks like Chuck and another kiter are out there now.
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by Alton » Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:09 pm

Looking a little too marginal for my taste ...

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by Michael » Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:22 pm

Big thunder storm just hit.
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by Young » Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:13 pm

Mike, the early bird (you) got the worm this morning. I rigged and walked out just after talking with you. Wind was good while I flew my kite a long way to tideline and just as I got on my board kites fell out of the sky. Unbelievable timing on my part. Then a thunder storm with lightening going off directly overhead. Lol
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