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Spit Current at High Tide?

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by Slappy » Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:54 pm

What's the current like at the Spit these days once the water is coming over the road?

Is it still possible to rescue down to Bozo Beach if things go sideways or does the current now push you out in to the sound?
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by imdmitry » Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:23 pm

I launched into river today. Almost no current. I even didnt move upwind as usual when fellt in river.
Wind was light 15-18kn started at 2pm.
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by JonathanP » Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:24 am

With higher river flows in spring there was definitely some current pushing over the excavation and out past the island. Now with such low river flow that self rescue is probably still possible. Although during a strongly ebbing tide it might not be. I paddled back to the road from about 50m away in the river during a light ebb and it took a while. Wind seems like it's super variable at the end of the road if the iwindsurf sensor wind isn't directly South.
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