I've tried to sail Lexington (I live in West San Jose a couple miles from
there) a couple times, and it's big sails and slam or slog time. It's not
well set up for ws. In that area, if the fog is in the Lexington gap, the
percolation ponds at 17 and Camden sometimes happen. The res. is also
very low now.
Besides Shoreline Lake in Mountain View, which is great, I've actually
seen people launch out of Seabright beach. When it's ripping at NB's and
further up the coast, it's about 5.7-6.2 at Seabright. The good news, on
a small swell day, is it's very mellow, it's inside Monterey Bay so
there's plenty of bail-out opportunities, there's lifeguards along that
beach, the harbor being is line of sight, and there's lots of boat traffic
to bail you out. There may even be a couple other places to launch along
there, I've never tried, but I've seen others there having a good time.
> If I were you I'd look at hitting San Luis Reservior when it looks good
> on iwindsurf.com. In terms of Bay Area places, I know that people
> occasionally sail Lexington reservior right on highway 17 when the fog
> is right. Probably the best bet is to go up 1 to HMB, then take 92
> over to Coyote - great spot to work on jibes.