Decent Wind Near Sacramento?

Decent Wind Near Sacramento?

Post by Jrob » Thu, 09 Feb 2006 16:20:50


  Hello all, need a bit of advise...

  So the JOB may have me moving up to Sacramento area...not sure where
exactly yet but I am wonderin if there are any decent windsurfing spots
there or nearby say the airport  area.  I have checked out Folsom Lake
(not physically) but have heard it blows decent there only issue is
sometimes the park rangers close the lake due to high winds (ironic in
my case).  Are there any others y'all know about? I don't want to be
limited to weekends in Berkeley or other spots in the Bay Area (my
stompin grounds).  Would like a nearby spot to hit afternoons after
work.

thanks

J

 
 
 

Decent Wind Near Sacramento?

Post by Charles Jutkin » Thu, 09 Feb 2006 17:33:33

Rio Vista is closer than Berkely

Quote:
>  Hello all, need a bit of advise...

>  So the JOB may have me moving up to Sacramento area...not sure where
> exactly yet but I am wonderin if there are any decent windsurfing spots
> there or nearby say the airport  area.  I have checked out Folsom Lake
> (not physically) but have heard it blows decent there only issue is
> sometimes the park rangers close the lake due to high winds (ironic in
> my case).  Are there any others y'all know about? I don't want to be
> limited to weekends in Berkeley or other spots in the Bay Area (my
> stompin grounds).  Would like a nearby spot to hit afternoons after
> work.

> thanks

> J


 
 
 

Decent Wind Near Sacramento?

Post by LeeD » Fri, 10 Feb 2006 01:18:20

  Yeah, Rio the town is about 55 minutes if you drive like a bat of out
the proverbial hell, but for me, with my ancient stuff, takes about 70
minutes, then you gotta add 15 for Sherman.
  Bummer, it was fun to see you around.
  My brother lives in SouthSacto, and gave up windsurfing.  Just too
few days at Folsom, none at Natomas.
  Plenty of 10mph days, but translated  to the lakes, a holey 0-10.
  Good luck, hope to see you again at Berkeley.

 
 
 

Decent Wind Near Sacramento?

Post by LeeD » Fri, 10 Feb 2006 03:00:42

  Oh yeah...
  Winter S winds can be fine, mostly from the W side of Folsom so
sideshore.
  Winter N can be very strong, that's the one the rangers in the W side
close, but you can still launch from just E of the dam and also from
the SE corner, where the older rangers are friendly and take the boat
out just to race you back and forth, big smiles on their faces.
  When Rio blows big, you get winds from the dam, so maybe 7-15mph,
with waist high chop, so it's sailible with a bigger board.
 
 
 

Decent Wind Near Sacramento?

Post by pacspee » Fri, 10 Feb 2006 05:20:54

Why not move near the sailing, and drive to work? Priorities, man,
priorities!

If you were near Rio Vista, wouldn't that be against the flow of
traffic in/out of Sac'a'tomatoes?

Theres also a guy who posts here about Black Butte, that's somewhere up
there too isnt it?

Quote:

> Oh yeah...
>   Winter S winds can be fine, mostly from the W side of Folsom so
> sideshore.
>   Winter N can be very strong, that's the one the rangers in the W side
> close, but you can still launch from just E of the dam and also from
> the SE corner, where the older rangers are friendly and take the boat
> out just to race you back and forth, big smiles on their faces.
>   When Rio blows big, you get winds from the dam, so maybe 7-15mph,
> with waist high chop, so it's sailible with a bigger board.

 
 
 

Decent Wind Near Sacramento?

Post by Steve Elliot » Fri, 10 Feb 2006 06:15:34

I was at Sherman Island once and was talking to a lady sailor between
sessions. I told her I sailed Pt. Isabel, Berkeley and Larkspur alot. She
said "Were's that?". Later I was rigging down across the road and saw her
walk over to a decrepit old motor home. Dusty with flat tires. She went
inside with her gear, came out in street clothes and drove away in a shiny
Volvo. Could work.

Steve

Quote:
> Why not move near the sailing, and drive to work? Priorities, man,
> priorities!

> If you were near Rio Vista, wouldn't that be against the flow of
> traffic in/out of Sac'a'tomatoes?

> Theres also a guy who posts here about Black Butte, that's somewhere up
> there too isnt it?


>> Oh yeah...
>>   Winter S winds can be fine, mostly from the W side of Folsom so
>> sideshore.
>>   Winter N can be very strong, that's the one the rangers in the W side
>> close, but you can still launch from just E of the dam and also from
>> the SE corner, where the older rangers are friendly and take the boat
>> out just to race you back and forth, big smiles on their faces.
>>   When Rio blows big, you get winds from the dam, so maybe 7-15mph,
>> with waist high chop, so it's sailible with a bigger board.

 
 
 

Decent Wind Near Sacramento?

Post by Jrob » Fri, 10 Feb 2006 07:42:24

Appreciate the replies guys...I will most likely still be a somewhat
wobbly fixture in the Bay spots STick, Berkeley, and maybe Coyote but
mostly on weekends.  I think Black Butte is up past Berryessa ( by the
way anyone sail there? Berryessa that is.)  I heard Folsom in the
winter so maybe that's all me I love racing motorboats and passing
them...tee hee.  As far as the JOB, I am a machine tech for a postal
sorting company and if I move up there I will most likely be the only
one on duty so living close by will be beneficial if for some reason
the shifts change and I need to be on call.  Our only other N.Calif.
site is here in Brisbane.  Plus the GF is trying to get in grad school
at UC Davis.  I desperately don't want to become your  brother LeeD (
no offense).  I'm just getting going on this obsession (windsurfing).
If it comes down to it I guess I can spring on some FW gear cheapo
style and have fun with the gf on lakes.  BUt looks like Sherman and
Rio it is.
 
 
 

Decent Wind Near Sacramento?

Post by Jrob » Fri, 10 Feb 2006 07:42:36

Appreciate the replies guys...I will most likely still be a somewhat
wobbly fixture in the Bay spots STick, Berkeley, and maybe Coyote but
mostly on weekends.  I think Black Butte is up past Berryessa ( by the
way anyone sail there? Berryessa that is.)  I heard Folsom in the
winter so maybe that's all me I love racing motorboats and passing
them...tee hee.  As far as the JOB, I am a machine tech for a postal
sorting company and if I move up there I will most likely be the only
one on duty so living close by will be beneficial if for some reason
the shifts change and I need to be on call.  Our only other N.Calif.
site is here in Brisbane.  Plus the GF is trying to get in grad school
at UC Davis.  I desperately don't want to become your  brother LeeD (
no offense).  I'm just getting going on this obsession (windsurfing).
If it comes down to it I guess I can spring on some FW gear cheapo
style and have fun with the gf on lakes.  BUt looks like Sherman and
Rio it is.

J