Thursday 9/3

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Thursday 9/3

Postby dmonn » Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:46 pm

The forecast is still looking really good. If it happens, I'll be at Pike about 10:00. I may actually get to use my 8m kite!
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby jv. » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:47 pm

After noon for Bonnie and I, don't need the 30-40mph stuff, good with a few hours of 25 mph...
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby BritishBlokeRyan » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:09 pm

I am tempted to hit up Bradford EARLY tomorrow (like 6am-7am) while the wind is still on shore. I'll keep an eye on it and report back.
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby Steve271 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:35 am

Hope to get to Pike by 1pm
Please post to advise if it’s following the forecast
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby BritishBlokeRyan » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:55 am

Bradford was dead this morning (got there around 7:30am). Wind was blowing parallel to shore but not strong at all.

I am considering the Swamp later this morning. I have never been to Pike. Where exactly do you park there and what is the launch situation like? Any advice would be helpful, thanks all!
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby jv. » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:23 am

For Pike, go to the State Park (you will need sticker or pay), park to the right Facing lake, follow grass directly to shore. You enter water through openings in the trees. Do not believe we can use the big open beach until after this weekend, but plenty of room to set up on grass and water launch in shallow water.
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby Stafford » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:34 pm

The swamp was pretty good. It's a no crashing your kite lake now though. Even launching was tough. The weeds are as bad as they've ever been. But the wind was fairly steady.
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby Steve271 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:32 pm

Pike was fun too. Wind was the opposite of steady, but plenty of it and no weeds.
JV, BBR, & Don joined Kiran and I.
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby jv. » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:02 pm

Great day for Bonnie and I on Pike today, wing foil, kite & windsurf for hours! More tomorrow, east shore of Windybago at Club Altmeyer!
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby OnWisco18 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:27 pm

Ventured to Delavan Lake around 4 and had some great runs. Like others, the wind was great when up. Some lulls that proved a bit tough, but fun to use that time to really focus on technique.
No beachgoers and very little boat traffic, plus the grass setup was very nice. Thanks to Stafford and Don for the idea/instructions for Delavan!
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby Steve271 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:38 am

Where did you launch Amos ?
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby OnWisco18 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:51 am

Drift launch to the left (or west) of the main beach. I walked a ways left of the pier/fishing pier along that island to give me lots of space. Closer to that island, the wind was a bit fluky so as soon as I got kite in air I headed out to the middle where the wind was better. Hope that helps!
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby Steve271 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:08 pm

That would be the community park on south shore drive south east of the marina?
and not the one just west of the marina?
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby OnWisco18 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:22 pm

Yes, the community park. All the grass made 4 a nice setup. The beach and swimming area are on the smaller side which is why I walked out away from that pier and let my lines out/launched. I did the drift launch 2x with no issues... Hope it helps!
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Re: Thursday 9/3

Postby Steve271 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:43 pm

Yes thank you!
Could be a good option to try
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