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by windsurf247
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Alternate Island Wind Locations
Replies: 30
Views: 12827

Caddy bay

It’s been a few years but from what I remember, it wasn’t nearly as gusty as Elk Lake. It’s a sandy bottom so it’s pretty warm. It blows onshore so you’re not out too far either. Best place in Vic I found for light wind lessons.
by windsurf247
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Alternate Island Wind Locations
Replies: 30
Views: 12827

Kids wind

Try Cadboro Bay - Gyro Park. I used to teach WS there and it was usually pretty good. Enough for learning anyway. The wind usually wraps in from the straight and blows onshore. It’s shallow and sandy too.
by windsurf247
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Life jackets?
Replies: 24
Views: 12272

Oh it happens Morley! People just don't talk about it😏
We are still classed as a sailing vessel and required to have all the safety kit onbiard Hopefully the upcoming changes you refer to acknowledge how ridiculous that is and the laws are changed accordingly.
by windsurf247
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Life jackets?
Replies: 24
Views: 12272

Just making sure you're paying attention Kus
😏
by windsurf247
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Life jackets?
Replies: 24
Views: 12272

There's a big difference between a PFD and a life jacket. A life jacket will keep you face up if you're unconscious while a PFD is only designed for floatation. A true life jacket is often too bulky for harness use and does restrict swimming ability. Best bet is to try it and see what works best for...
by windsurf247
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Life jackets?
Replies: 24
Views: 12272

There's a big difference between a PFD and a life jacket. A life jacket will keep you face up if you're unconscious while a PFD is only designed for floatation. A true life jacket is often too bulky for harness use and does restrict swimming ability. Best bet is to try it and see what works best for...
by windsurf247
Thu May 24, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Moving in
Replies: 27
Views: 11134

I used to windsurf at Esquimalt Lagoon all the time. Great spot!
It's really nice on SW or SSW. Its usually west though which works too but tends to be gusty. It's a bit better further out.
I wrote a bunch of stuff in the forum about it years ago. Just do a search for
Esquimalt Lagoon.
Good luck!
by windsurf247
Thu May 17, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Kiteboarding Discussion
Topic: Washington
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

I heard Sequim is good but I've never sailed there. You could probably google it. We've got friends that kite all around Hood Canal and love it.
by windsurf247
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Girl On A Board Kite School Adds an Upwind Drop off Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Oh Marty🙄 Don't start getting your panties in a knot again. Nitinat will continue to be just as busy as it has been for the last 30 years regardless of how popular China Creek, Port Alberni, or any other 'new' spots get. Nitinat is a magical place and that's why people will continue to g...
by windsurf247
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: LaVentana Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 7079

LV

We're driving down end of Dec. Staying for 2.5 weeks and driving back. Long haul but who doesn't love a roadtrip 8)
by windsurf247
Sun May 17, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Weather Talk
Topic: Port Alberni wind forecast
Replies: 6
Views: 5990

ZOOOM

FYI....this map is way easier to look at if you zoom right in on PA.
by windsurf247
Sun May 17, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Weather Talk
Topic: Port Alberni wind forecast
Replies: 6
Views: 5990

Bump

Thought I'd resurrect this thread with the windy season approaching and the spotlight on PA again 8)
by windsurf247
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Windsurfing Discussion
Topic: The Guild of the Golden Helmet
Replies: 90
Views: 28807

Golden Helmet stays in PA!

Well, the back loop bug has hit PA. I had the pleasure of passing on the Golden Helmet to PA Mike last weekend at Nimpkish. I sail with Mike a lot in PA and he's a solid sailor eventually nailing most things he tries. I had no idea he was working on back loops until he hucked one right in front of m...
by windsurf247
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: The Rigging Area
Topic: Ideal Windsurf / Kiting Vehicle?
Replies: 456
Views: 121592

cool bus

This would be a sweet bus to start with. Separate storage area, lots of room for beds/kitchen, diesel....hmmmm 8)
http://www.usednanaimo.com/classified-a ... O_22603720