Frappes wrote:3/2 wetsuit won't be warm enough to go in the ocean at least north of San Luis Obisbo. I use a 5/4/3 year-round in SF/Santa Cruz.
Dayum! 5/3? is is the pcific that cold? didn't look like it would be, I'll prob consider getting a 4/3 but I'm in FL so I'll prob never get to use it.
logsdon wrote:I was going to say, you need a better wet suit. I use a 4/3 year round in the SLO area. Good places to check out around central coast, Pismo beach, Cayucos, San Simeon. Only really must do is Jalama beach. Great little hidden spot, usually always good wind, great flat water and wave spots. A good gem. In my opinion id go 13/9. Wind will be cranking in the Bay Area and reduce as you travel south.
Excellent! tnx that's what I was thinking, I've been on my 9 in some seriously nuclear conditions where I wish I had the 7, but I'll manage, 2 yrs ago I traveled with an 11m and I could kite @ Sherman island, it was absolutely blasting, I launched and decided to call it I was almost getting picked up on land. Tnx for the spots I'm definitely drop a few pins on the map.
A 5/4/3 year round...you must run really cold.
4/3 is the standard for paddle surfing anything above Santa Barbra, but you'll probably be fine with a 3/2 in June as long as you aren't spending a ton of time in the water vs actually riding.
Also if you aren't going to come with a surfboard then there are no HAVE TO HIT spots on the coast. To give you a run down of SF bay area spots http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/
. I would get a beater surfboard from craigslist then definitely hit OB, Waddell, Pismo. That also will let you surf incase there is a hot spell which will shut down a fair bit of wind.
Also, yield to surfers.
Yeah hope to spend more time out of the water, lol. Tnx for the website will definitely explore it. I thought about that too picking up a cheap SB from and then donating it to a grom or someone in need, but I haven't seen anything real cheap, and I'm not that great on one either, besides isn't that the flat season?
madworld wrote:If you see a coastal spot and nobody is there, do not go out. There is a reason, wait till a local arrives.
Tnx, I was wondering cause I know I shouldn't but 98% of the time I kite alone I like near a beach that there aren't any kiters the occasional tourist or sometime buddies from another beach a few miles north come down, that's why I wondered, although it sucks I'm not afraid of kiting by myself just don't wanna get in trouble or worst get locals in trouble for kiting in spots u aren't supposed to. Last time I was out there I drove down the coast and saw soooooo many beautiful wide perfect launch beaches I was drooling but no one was on them, but there were no signs either.
Tnx all for the feedback.
BTW Someone posted (they must've changed their mind and deleted the post) something about a 6 pack for a boat ride in LV? Duuuude I'm so in hit me up, I'll do one better I'll buy u dinner! lol hit me up I kited lake meade a couple of yrs ago but it was only decent for about and 2hrs, crazy thermal gusts though, met the funniest dude out there, it was nice would love to explore other spots.