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Sherman Island/San Francisco in June

Postby pixelpedro » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:25 pm

Hi y'all, I'm planning a trip to Vegas end of june and never been there and in the area gona rent a car and drive to san fran, I'm thinking of hitting tahoe then sherman island on the way to san francisco. Are the conditions favorable for kiting that time of year in san fran and shem island? I'll b taking 1 kite (11m fuel) and my tona. Im 195lbs. Oh, also should i take a wetsuit. Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated. Tnx again.

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Re: Sherman Island/San Francisco in June

Postby ozchrisb » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:28 pm

http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=817

11m is pretty big for the Bay Area. 9m are more common in June. Sherman is usually a shorty or no wetsuit. The Bay is wetsuit all year round.

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Re: Sherman Island/San Francisco in June

Postby dt73775 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:48 am

Sherman should be good by June. Starting to pick up already over here. 11m is kinda big for san Fran , but depends where. That should be ok for 3rd ave

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Re: Sherman Island/San Francisco in June

Postby pixelpedro » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:10 am

tnx guys, really appreciate the feedback, what does it normally blow out there this time of year? the link above states the most common size is a 12m... I'm comfortable up to 24kts on my 11, that's why I figured is the best kite to bring, well... actually the only kite I own right now :lol: ; I could borrow my brothers 8.5 Ion, but I'm afraid that may be too small, I need seriously nukkn winds for that one at my weight.

Any weather stations y'all trust over there that I could use to keep an eye on it?

Is it possible to rent gear out there? do you guys recommend a shop?

Tnx again.

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Re: Sherman Island/San Francisco in June

Postby pixelpedro » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:27 am

ozchrisb wrote:http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=817

11m is pretty big for the Bay Area. 9m are more common in June. Sherman is usually a shorty or no wetsuit. The Bay is wetsuit all year round.

a 3/2 full suit be ok u think?

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Re: Sherman Island/San Francisco in June

Postby dt73775 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:54 am

4/3(maybe 3/2) at Sherman, 3rd ave , & alameda, 7 at ocean & Crissy

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Re: Sherman Island/San Francisco in June

Postby pixelpedro » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:05 am

tnx DT

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Re: Sherman Island/San Francisco in June

Postby backtocali » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:07 am

The reason the link above states a 12m is most common size at Sherman,is most likely because it was written ten years ago.

You can also check out Lake Mohave on your way out of Las Vegas, Six mile can be a fun spot.

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Re: Sherman Island/San Francisco in June

Postby pixelpedro » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:20 am

backtocali wrote:The reason the link above states a 12m is most common size at Sherman,is most likely because it was written ten years ago.

You can also check out Lake Mohave on your way out of Las Vegas, Six mile can be a fun spot.
Tnx mun! I'll check six mile for sure.

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Re: Sherman Island/San Francisco in June

Postby jjm » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:22 pm

Here are the wind statistics for Sherman Marker 10 from windalert.com/ikitesurf.com.

For coast/SF (Crissy Field) I use a 4/3 full suit year round. You might be able to pull off a 3/2 in June but you won't be happy if you're down in the water for awhile (especially coming from Florida).

For Sherman in June, a full suit is nice to have for dawn patrol sessions but you can drop down to a shorty or board shorts when it warms up. Or wear the full suit and unzip/flush if you get too warm. You might be able to manage a shorty in the other bay (not Crissy) spots.

Here is some local info on Crissy. Most people are riding surfboards/race/foils so you might get razzed by "the mayor" if you're setting up with a twintip and a big C kite. The wind dies as you approach the launch and it can be difficult to make it back in. Check tides, etc.
http://www.bayareakiteboarding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11619

Bring the 8.5 if you can.
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