HELP: Where to learn Windsurfing in Bay ARea?

HELP: Where to learn Windsurfing in Bay ARea?

Post by Quang Thanh Nguy » Sat, 09 Jul 1994 04:51:32


HI.  is the Berkeley Marina a good place to learn to windsurf?
Are there any place within driving distance that don't require
wetsuits (a lake)?  Any advice is welcomed.
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HELP: Where to learn Windsurfing in Bay ARea?

Post by Stephan Mei » Sat, 09 Jul 1994 13:21:28

In the south bay, Shoreline sailing lake seems to be a pretty good
place - the water is warm (no wetsuit needed on a warm day, at least that
was my experience), and it is small enough that you can't get too far away
from where you started...  There is a rental place there (Spinnaker Sailing),
that rents boards for about $18 an hour (weekends) if I recall correctly, and
they also offer lessons.

It's easy to get to, take 101 South to the Shoreline exit in Mountain View,
head west and you go straight into Shoreline park.

There may well be a closer place to Berkeley, I'm not very familiar with that
area...

Stephan

 
 
 

HELP: Where to learn Windsurfing in Bay ARea?

Post by JefWNDHN » Sat, 09 Jul 1994 22:16:01


Quote:
(Stephan Meier) writes:

The two best places are Alameda beach rentals (run by Berkeley Sailboards,
give them a call), and Lake del Valle near livermore.  LDV is the largest
school in the area.  I also recommend Rio Vista: give a call to windcraft
in riovista (area 707) for info.

 
 
 

HELP: Where to learn Windsurfing in Bay ARea?

Post by Jay Run » Sun, 10 Jul 1994 03:35:22

The Cal Sailing Club is a good deal for Berkeley types.  They have
windsurfing and other types of sailing too.  

Prices = cheap
Atmosphere = Fine!

 
 
 

HELP: Where to learn Windsurfing in Bay ARea?

Post by SConkl » Thu, 18 Aug 1994 13:46:05


writes:
Alameda is a great beach to learn to water start on.  Try sitting in the
shallow area with just enough water to float the skeg.  Water starting
will make windsurfing much easier but it comes after using the harness and
getting into the foot straps.