Going upwind and jumping isn't good enough for norcal? What's the ocean made of up there, lava?Thor SFBay wrote:Even if you are an expert surfer, I don't think you should be kiteboarding in the ocean in Northern California until your kite skills are better.
I was just wondering if anyone could recommend some beginner intermediate spots around the Santa Cruz/ Bay Area, when I am not at school I am here and would like to get some kiting in. I can go upwind pretty well (at least when I last kited) and just started working on jumping. However my self launch and relaunch skills in lower wind are not the best. Since I surf I am able to hand waves, however i feel the less waves the better for me right now.
I have a 13m edge and a 9m renegade.
Out of curiosity does anyone ever kitesurf Manresa beach? Seems to be quite windy quite often whenever I surf there.
Thanks for the help
I remember Alameda is a really nice and beginner friendly spot to ride, but it doesn't always get the best winds and often times other spots (ie. 3rd Avenue) will get much cleaner wind. But check with the local crowd and I'm sure there Ikitesurf-forum also has all the answers you need.bb16 wrote: ↑Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:26 pmThanks for all the help guys, Alameda and 3rd avenue look like good spots. Could anyone recommend a good wind sensor for Alameda? And I think I will stay away from Waddell for a while, I surf there every now and then and it does not seem like the place to learn how to relaunch.
Could anyone recommend a 6m or 7m for my next kite? I am about 145 pounds so I am wondering if a 6m may be better.
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