Santa Cruz Report

Santa Cruz Report

Post by Will Est » Sat, 29 Aug 1992 14:41:59



|> In the parking lot, we had a discussion about what a great season it's been.
|> Surprisingly I found myself in the minority who thought it had been a great season.
|> The rest thought it sucked.

Really?  I don't know how others feel, but I think this was the best
season in the last three years.  I only got out about 15 times,
but I had four 4.0 days, four 4.5 days, three 5.0 days, and four 5.5 days.
I only got skunked twice.  I have lost count of the number of 5.5 or
better days that Coyote has had just in the last 30 days.

I have had awesome days at San Luis Reservoir, Rio Vista, Coyote,
Santa Cruz, and Berkeley.  But the key to finding good wind is
looking.  If you invest the time to learn a little about weather, you can
usually find wind someplace: at the coast, on the bay, or inland.

I always wonder about people who go to just one site and then sit there in
dead calm praying for wind.  If you are there for social reasons, that's
okay, but as a way to find the wind and do some windsurfing, I can't recommend
the method!

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Post by Alain Dumes » Sun, 30 Aug 1992 11:00:24

|>

|> |> In the parking lot, we had a discussion about what a great season it's been.
|> |> Surprisingly I found myself in the minority who thought it had been a great season.
|> |> The rest thought it sucked.
|>
|> Really?  I don't know how others feel, but I think this was the best
|> season in the last three years.  

I also agree with you. I thought we had some very windy days this year
(most wind some people had seen in the last 5 years). I ended up having to
buy a 4.0 sail and used it 4 times this year (I am 6'3", 190lbs). I didn't
have the need for it last year.

Last year we had about 2 month in the middle of the summer where there was
no wind what so ever (at least in the crissy/coyote/3rd ave region). I
think this year was a lot more consistant too.

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