windsurf/kitesurf locations off I-10 Texas route to LA

windsurf/kitesurf locations off I-10 Texas route to LA

Post by obol » Fri, 30 Mar 2007 02:22:53


Hi,

I'm in Corpus Christi right now but heading to LA in the next few
days...I've never done the trip with time to spare and I'm wondering
if there are some "don't miss this" areas to windsurf or kitesurf
close to the I-10 route?  Gotta admit it was windier than stink when I
drove down here in Feb, but I was in way too much of a hurry to be
able to stop and check anything out. Now I can stop if there is a
recommended place.

Thanks for any advice,

Oren

 
 
 

windsurf/kitesurf locations off I-10 Texas route to LA

Post by dav.. » Fri, 30 Mar 2007 11:34:51

On your way thru Houston check out the Texas City Levee and/or El
Jardin.  Here are a couple of links that may be helpful:

http://wsp-sports.com/maps.aspx

http://www.theextremeroadtrip.com/

 
 
 

windsurf/kitesurf locations off I-10 Texas route to LA

Post by Bob » Fri, 30 Mar 2007 12:34:40

I live in Corpus Christi and drive I-10 quite often, and I can't think
of a single venue from San Antonio to El Paso worth a stop. Even if
you blow off  I-10 and choose to follow the Rio Grande, the only place
worth checking out would be Lake Amistad and there's way too many
submerged trees to make that much fun. Sorry I don't have a better
answer.

 
 
 

windsurf/kitesurf locations off I-10 Texas route to LA

Post by d.. » Fri, 30 Mar 2007 20:05:42


Quote:
> Hi,

> I'm in Corpus Christi right now but heading to LA in the next few
> days...I've never done the trip with time to spare and I'm wondering
> if there are some "don't miss this" areas to windsurf or kitesurf
> close to the I-10 route?  Gotta admit it was windier than stink when I
> drove down here in Feb, but I was in way too much of a hurry to be
> able to stop and check anything out. Now I can stop if there is a
> recommended place.

> Thanks for any advice,

> Oren

Hi

I am Don McCormick and I used to live in Corpus also. I am from
Beaumont and sailed a lot at Texas City Levee and El
Jardin.  and back then at the power plant at Bay City...(if memory
serves me)...the power plant makes the water quite warm so on a really
cold day it is super comfortable... plus at night you glow in the
dark!... hehe... maybe not...)
anyway, since I am from Beaumont there used to be a sailing  center
out at Lake Sabine on the back side of Port Arthur... across the
bridge by the marina... there is a long road... a bit more than a lane
that follows along the side of the lake.((Christ!... I am getting deep
pangs of nostalgia as I type - been land locked in China for 5 years))
and down toward the end of that road is a good launch site. The lake
is big and is part tidal. Other than that, there is lake Anahuac about
half way between Beaumont and Houston. Lake Anahuac is historical but
as far as sailing, you might want to do it just to say you did...(I
sailed it several times on a floaty board) as it really does have gars
and gators.
Other than that, I cant think of another place unless you want to go
to the beach... but that ain't so good because of the onshore wind and
it has to be blowing to make it work...
Well, that's about it for me... good luck and say hello to the Corpus
people

Take care

Don

 
 
 

windsurf/kitesurf locations off I-10 Texas route to LA

Post by Bob » Fri, 30 Mar 2007 21:53:15

Which LA are you headed towards, Los Angeles or Louisiana?
 
 
 

windsurf/kitesurf locations off I-10 Texas route to LA

Post by obol » Fri, 30 Mar 2007 22:29:17


Quote:
> Which LA are you headed towards, Los Angeles or Louisiana?

Sorry for the confusion...I'm heading to California, not Louisiana.
Thanks,
Oren
 
 
 

windsurf/kitesurf locations off I-10 Texas route to LA

Post by barryxw.. » Sun, 01 Apr 2007 23:53:08


Quote:

> > Which LA are you headed towards, Los Angeles or Louisiana?

> Sorry for the confusion...I'm heading to California, not Louisiana.
> Thanks,
> Oren

And if you were from New Mexico, 'LA' might mean Los Alamos or Lost
Almost as some of us call it...
B^)
 
 
 

windsurf/kitesurf locations off I-10 Texas route to LA

Post by pacspee » Mon, 02 Apr 2007 12:42:52

Well hell...don't forget the Ponds! Your trip will be almost over by
the time you get there, and then you'll have to sneak in, but you'll
have a story to tell!