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4 days. Santa Barbara. surfboard. kite. Where do you ride?

Postby splatnikGanglion » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:24 am

What's your plan if you have 4 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday), a kite, a surfboard, and a car in Santa Barbara?

Where do you have to ride?
Where do you have to camp?
What do you have to see?

I'll be there for a wedding April 4-7, I've been kitesurfing for a decade, and I'm used to crappy Texas gulf surf. I've kited Waddell before but that's my only experience with west coast kiting and I got me stoked for more.

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Re: 4 days. Santa Barbara. surfboard. kite. Where do you rid

Postby SSK » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:28 am

Jalama.

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Re: 4 days. Santa Barbara. surfboard. kite. Where do you rid

Postby wondamic » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:41 am

Give me a holla when you are ready...I'll either be riding or I can point you in the right direction. I own the only kite school in SB.

www.airbornekiteboarding.com

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Re: 4 days. Santa Barbara. surfboard. kite. Where do you rid

Postby splatnikGanglion » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:15 am

Awesome. Done and done.

Thanks guys.

One more thing. Any camping spots you really like in the general area (doesn't have to be super close, I have a car after all).

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Re: 4 days. Santa Barbara. surfboard. kite. Where do you rid

Postby wondamic » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:37 am

There are plenty of spots to camp but you better call around and see what's even available. Jalama would be a great start if you are ready for some real wave riding and crazy wind conditions. If you want more forgiving waves head south to Emma Woods and camp at the state park. Our spring season just started so hopefully you will score some good days while you are in town.

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Re: 4 days. Santa Barbara. surfboard. kite. Where do you rid

Postby NorCalNomad » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:23 am

splatnikGanglion wrote:Awesome. Done and done.

Thanks guys.

One more thing. Any camping spots you really like in the general area (doesn't have to be super close, I have a car after all).
Camping during the peak season (ie now till fall) is :angryfire: $45 a NIGHT at all state campgrounds. Glad the gf and I had a vanagon when we down there. :eybrowe:

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Re: 4 days. Santa Barbara. surfboard. kite. Where do you rid

Postby gregfun » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:36 pm

How is Santa Barbara in early October? Kite sizes? I ride a twin tip. Thanks in advance for suggestions!

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Re: 4 days. Santa Barbara. surfboard. kite. Where do you rid

Postby wondamic » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:45 pm

Oct. is the tail end of our season...However, it can produce some great days. What's your weight?

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Re: 4 days. Santa Barbara. surfboard. kite. Where do you rid

Postby gregfun » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:21 am

Weight 200

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Re: 4 days. Santa Barbara. surfboard. kite. Where do you rid

Postby wondamic » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:35 am

Bring your 14 and 12 if you plan to ride in SB. Or bring you 12 and 9 if you want to ride in Ventura. In a nutshell, SB will probably be light and Ventura will be your best bet for decent winds if it blows.

Hope that helps.


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