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surfcowboy

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SoCal Wing Lessons??
« on: August 04, 2019, 09:42:08 AM »
SoCal wing lessons?

I (and potentially my mother in law) want to try these things.

Is anyone teaching this is Southern California? Obviously wed like to try on standard SUP.

LA, OC, or SD is fine. Take our money!!

TallDude

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Re: SoCal Wing Lessons??
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 11:47:02 AM »
The reason I quit windsurfing....... There's no wind in SoCal! A little south wind crap to mess things up, and some crank'in 8 mph north winds. I did see the Duotone Van down at baby beach a few days ago. Not sure what they were doing? We have had no waves or wind (well Thursday afternoon..I saw a kiter out). 

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Re: SoCal Wing Lessons??
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 02:15:07 PM »
Tall Dude doesn't drive to Belmont Shores in Long Beach, obviously. That place is windy and would be a good wingfoil spot on the windier days. There are a few big kite school there. Probably only a matter of time before they offer wing lessons.

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Re: SoCal Wing Lessons??
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 04:30:26 PM »
Cnski,right? Or north LA County where we have our own kite beach full to the brim on windy Saturday afternoons in summer. Oh to be in OC with consistent swell and warmer water. With our cooler water we generate more wind onshore to the hot desert hills.

Its not Maui or the Gorge but we use them as indicators. We joke when we check the cams that if you see a kite boarder might as well stay home.

Thx for the tip, Id forgotten about those guys down there. Ill give them a buzz.

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Re: SoCal Wing Lessons??
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2019, 05:39:45 PM »
Tall Dude doesn't drive to Belmont Shores in Long Beach, obviously. That place is windy and would be a good wingfoil spot on the windier days. There are a few big kite school there. Probably only a matter of time before they offer wing lessons.
You're right. I had forgotten about that spot. I used to drive to San Pedro windsurf back in the day. I actually built the interior of a windsurfing / wind-sailing shop in Belmont Shores in the early 80's in trade for some boards and sails:) I used to race HobieCats there too. I don't kite so I've never paid attention to local kiting shops. http://www.socalkitesurfing.com/WindReports.html  Looks like they are kite foilers but I don't see mention of Wings. 
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Re: SoCal Wing Lessons??
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 06:42:16 PM »
We kite a lot out front here in HB.  I rarely see the foil guys down here, they are all up at Belmont.   Its been a windy season, or so it seems as Im walking my dog.  haha I haven't been able to kite due to injury.    It would be windy enough  down here on most days with the foil, the drag is so low. 


al the foil guys are in Belmont, so Id go there to check things out.  I had to stop kiting there though, it is beyond dirty these days.  oh man the water is bad.

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Re: SoCal Wing Lessons??
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 06:59:58 PM »
I used to race catamarans in Belmont Shores. I didn't own one, just had a nutty friend that did. The locals started calling hin "Trip" because he'd do it at least once a race weekend.
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Re: SoCal Wing Lessons??
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2019, 09:28:32 PM »
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