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May 18
julianerickson
8:08 PM
Anyone going out riding tomorrow? Finally in town with wind :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
troy
8:10 PM
Just a heads up, swung by Nahant today at low tide... the parking lot was closed bc there were no spots. It will probably be the same tomorrow at that time
nick
8:11 PM
I'll be at Nahant with Rob tomorrow around 11am
nick
8:12 PM
Long Beach
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nick
8:13 PM
Long Beach
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troy
8:14 PM
Later in the day youll find parking, but you might struggle at 11
rob
8:27 PM
What time was that Nick? Did you go out? Looks great
rob
8:28 PM
Much cooler tomorrow
rob
8:29 PM
Was picking that nasty algae off my harness and drysuit today. Never noticed that at Nahant before, thought it was a Revere thing
rob
8:31 PM
Troy, where did you park or go?
troy
9:06 PM
Park? We didnt have any options... we went back to work
rob
9:07 PM
Dam, that sucks. Tomorrow?
rob
9:08 PM
A weekday too... Don't those people have jobs!?!
troy
9:29 PM
Thats what im sayin!!! And im afraid the same thing will happen tomorrow. Esp being a friday.
rob
9:45 PM
Possible. I'll be there before low tide so will post up. My lady's coming, so worst case, lunch at the tides
May 19
julianerickson
5:28 AM
Going to head up around 1:00 n pray for parking - thanks for posting any updates! :+1::the_horns:🤞
nick
7:44 AM
I took those photos later in the day, around 5:30. If parking is full, my backup option is to drop off all my gear, then drive a few miles away in Lynn and hail an uber... might add 15 minutes to your time but at least you can always do that as a backup option.
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9:30 AM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 16.9 mph at Nahant
rob
10:01 AM
Tons of parking. Maybe 50 cars the whole length of long. Everyone is parking near the tides, presumably due to less algae
nick
10:09 AM
Cool, I’ll plan to get there around 11:15… given the wind direction I’ll most likely be kiting @ Dog.
rob
10:13 AM
Yeah, wind is coming straight across long and nobody else kiting there. Handful of people gathering up in the parking lot
rob
10:13 AM
I'll be at Dog at least initially
n0ah_fense
11:01 AM
forecast looks pretty west until 3-4 PM where it shift to N-NW
nick
11:39 AM
Just arrived at Dog, beautiful day, 8 kiters here.
drew
12:12 PM
What wet suit thicknesses for today? Will a 3/2 be ridiculous? My next size is a 6 hooded
julianerickson
12:57 PM
Driving up now - <@U1SGEURKN> - I'd go 3/2 considering it is 92 degrees based on my car temperature :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: see y'all out there
drew
1:01 PM
Just pulled up -- 3/2 it is
julianerickson
1:40 PM
Wind shifted so going to ride at Long Beach as the tide rolls in
rob
3:22 PM
Great day. Dog delivered. Actually got tangled with another kiter, his kite fell into my lines as I went underneath. The beauty of Dog... We just stood up and sorted it out, nobody had to release, then back riding. Good times. Lol
nick
5:33 PM
Love it! Yeah today was great :+1:
julianerickson
8:48 PM
Long Beach
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May 20
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8:00 AM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 16.9 mph at Nahant
May 21
rob
8:29 PM
Planning on Nahant tomorrow eve. Hoping
rob
8:59 PM
Hoping for more southerly wind for Long Beach
May 25
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8:00 AM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 17.1 mph at Nahant
nick
12:34 PM
anyone thinking about Revere later today?
kviksilver
2:01 PM
I was
kviksilver
2:01 PM
Might be too wet...
jamesa12880
2:15 PM
You get wet every time you kite
jamesa12880
2:15 PM
I may hit Revere or Nahant around 5
julianerickson
9:52 PM
<@U1MHP6WLQ> & I were out there for a wet but enjoyable session. Will post here more often :+1:
rob
10:14 PM
Anyone on the cape tomorrow? In Bourne. May head towards WD or Chatham
May 26
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6:00 AM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 22.2 mph at Nahant
kviksilver
8:19 PM
<@U2FPPPG6B> will be on cape next 3 days... staying in Hyannis
kviksilver
8:22 PM
Might be on chapin or on coast guard tomorrow depending on time when I get to cape
May 27
rob
4:03 PM
<@U285NBUCF> I'm guessing the next wind will be Monday. Barely any wind on buzzed bay today
kviksilver
4:04 PM
Yup, same here...
May 29
jamesa12880
7:07 AM
Anybody​ going to Nahant or Revere this morning.
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10:10 AM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 17.5 mph at Nahant
May 31
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5:50 PM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 18.1 mph at Nahant
Jun 1
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12:50 PM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 18.1 mph at Nahant
Jun 2
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9:50 AM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 18.7 mph at Nahant
troy
11:02 AM
im getting really itchy... i need some kiting to scratch it! anyone looking at the forecast today?
nick
11:54 AM
I’d love to but currently out of town.. was hoping for some wind on Sunday but not looking likely
Jun 3
rob
10:18 AM
Looks like it's going off again today.
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1:30 PM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 18.6 mph at Nahant
Jun 4
nick
10:08 AM
FYI - Benny says he grabbed a bar at Dog beach that someone left behind.
jamesa12880
11:35 AM
The side off nature if Long Beach in a SW is a little risky but buy far the best direction for conditions
Jun 5
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7:10 AM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 17.4 mph at Nahant
nick
7:44 AM
3pm @ Revere today?
wrider
9:42 AM
Troy and I will be there.
nick
9:49 AM
sounds good, see you there!
nick
6:03 PM
great session today at Revere, 5 kites out there.
rob
8:02 PM
Dog
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rob
8:03 PM
Nahant was great. Maybe a dozen kites. Waves were awesome
Jun 6
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6:00 AM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 30.5 mph at Nahant
Jun 8
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2:40 PM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 17.4 mph at Nahant
nick
2:41 PM
Long Beach anyone?
rob
2:44 PM
Pretty nice day. If lifeguards are out, you might check with them... We are back in the memorial day to labor day stint
rob
3:52 PM
I may shoot for 5, then moot. Gone and not charging
Jun 9
rob
2:58 PM
Did you make it Nick? I got there about 6, so missed stronger wind and it dropped from there. Much much lighter than Monday
nick
3:00 PM
no, decided to hold off.. i’m actually looking at Sunday afternoon though
jamesa12880
4:30 PM
How was Long Beach yesterday?
rob
6:37 PM
So so and light. Coupled with knee to waist waves and a bit tough. Probably would have been better on the Revere side?
Jun 10
awayshak
1:33 PM
Hey guys, is pb only after 6 pm now? When does that kick off?
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1:50 PM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 16.9 mph at Nahant
sergio1
2:42 PM
Anyone at Nahant?
julianerickson
4:35 PM
Was up there earlier but not enough consistent wind to ride. Going up tomorrow around 10-11 to make a day of it :+1:🤞:dash::wind_blowing_face:
n0ah_fense
8:15 PM
I'm headed to West Dennis tomorrow if anyone needs a ride
jamesa12880
8:41 PM
I was thinking about WD also. Do you know the Parking rates? Is the far end if the beach open or do we need to walk?
n0ah_fense
9:24 PM
Not sure -- just checked to forecast again; Dog is looking better (and closer)
Jun 11
rob
9:54 AM
Heading to Nahant area. Anybody else
jamesa12880
9:56 AM
I am planing on 3:30-4. As the tide is going out and crowds leaving
jamesa12880
10:41 AM
I may even take a ride to the cape.
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10:50 AM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 18.2 mph at Nahant
nick
11:09 AM
I'll be at Nahant for the afternoon session
rob
11:14 AM
The right call. Lot is closed
rob
11:15 AM
I had a short day available.
troy
11:16 AM
Im gonna try for like 5 maybe
julianerickson
11:31 AM
Heading to Nahant now to Long Beach - anyone out there yet?
jamesa12880
11:36 AM
Let us know how parking is.b
rob
11:37 AM
Just left... Lot is closed. Good luck
rob
11:39 AM
Gary p is there foiling, but he got there before the crowds
nick
4:10 PM
8 kites up at Dog
nick
4:31 PM
Dog Beach on Sunday
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n0ah_fense
5:05 PM
Parking is a hot mess
troy
5:15 PM
<@U1MMPPUDB|troy> commented on <@U1MTPU8M7|nick>’s file : Holy crap!
Jun 12
nick
12:18 PM
Yesterday was a fantastic session @ Dog… beautiful weather, great wind and sunset! :+1::+1::+1:
n0ah_fense
3:39 PM
Best session I've had at Dog EVER! Consistent thermal winds, shallow water, lots of stoke all around
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3:40 PM
*** Daily Wind Alert for Nahant *** It's currently blowing 18.4 mph at Nahant
Jun 13
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Jun 15
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1:00 PM

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1:40 PM
n0ah_fense
2:07 PM
Looks good, I'm thinking about heading over
julianerickson
2:07 PM
Packing up car now n going to head up
sergio1
4:53 PM
2 9m up at Long Beach
Jun 16
n0ah_fense
9:45 AM
I'm thinking Long Beach around 230 today
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9:50 AM
n0ah_fense
9:50 AM
Julian, I think the life guards are at PB. No kiting until after 6pm at PB
julianerickson
9:51 AM
<@U1N9R6Y2F> - Good point - got to do some work this AM then going to head to Long Beach around 12-1 ish.
troy
11:14 AM
Ill be checking out Revere around 2
Jun 17
kviksilver
5:34 PM
Kiting in Gloucester/rockport area tomorrow? Anyone have any tips on where to go?
Jun 18
n0ah_fense
8:24 AM
I'm thinking Long Beach this afternoon around 3
kee
8:36 AM
Where is Long Beach?
jamesa12880
8:49 AM
Long Beach is at Nahant. The wind blows Side off shore in the best conditions. Only very experienced kiters willing to ditch there gear and swim should just there.
jamesa12880
8:50 AM
If you do ditch and swim make shore you call the coast guard.
julianerickson
11:22 AM
Heading to Hull beach (Nantasket Beach) - anyone ever ridden there or have local suggestions?
n0ah_fense
12:17 PM
I'm headed to Nahant around 3-4
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1:50 PM
kee
3:45 PM
Anyone heading towards Long Beach from Brookline area??
Jun 19
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n0ah_fense
11:59 AM
Nahant was pretty perfect yesterday -- side off with a medium swell rolling in for jumping and carving. Today looks to be similar
nick
12:01 PM
i’m thinking about heading over there around 1pm
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2:05 PM

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julianerickson
2:06 PM
Nice! Going to try n get there tomorrow
Jun 20
julianerickson
11:57 AM
Anyone headed to PBay today?
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1:00 PM
rob
1:03 PM
Heard it was mobbed last night, 30+ kites. Nahant felt busy too, but maybe just congestion near the beach and the lure of side shore wind at Nahant.
nick
2:20 PM
Nahant was really good yesterday between 1 and 4:30pm… only 5 kites on the water, great session.. although I managed to pop the leading edge and bladder of my 12m on a shell… any suggestions on where to get it repaired?
rob
2:23 PM
It tore the kite, or just popped the bladder? And maybe a small hole in the kite material?
nick
2:25 PM
the kite itself is fine, it’s the inside bladder and the material that wraps around the bladder that got cut
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2:25 PM

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rob
2:26 PM
Worth a thousand words. That will have to be sewn, a patch. Inland sea, in West dennis.
rob
2:27 PM
Or ship to some place further afield. Bigger and possibly faster
rob
2:28 PM
He did some bridle lines for me a few months ago, that were wearing thin, but in the end, I think he sent them out to somebody else
nick
2:29 PM
thanks, yeah I’ll give them a ring and see if they can do it. much appreciated
rob
2:30 PM
Finding the people that actually do the repairs would likely save time and money
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2:30 PM

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julianerickson
2:31 PM
I've also got experience in repairing bladders if you want to meet today I can take a look.
rob
2:31 PM
The bladder you can do yourself. Good thing to know
nick
2:32 PM
thanks Julian, i’ll ring him up as well
julianerickson
2:34 PM
ProTip on bladder repair - buy a roll of Greenhouse repair Tape. It's way cheaper than sail tape and it's perfect for bladders or kite repairs - anyone going out today? Thinking of going north now to avoid the crowd at pbay...
rob
2:44 PM
Good tip. Thanks.
n0ah_fense
4:37 PM
<@U1ME4KCNP> life guards are at PB until 6. high tide at Dog is at 8:30ish. tough call
julianerickson
6:56 PM

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Jun 21
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n0ah_fense
1:16 PM
I'm gonna head to Dog once I digest my lunch a bit
Jun 22
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kee
5:27 PM
Where is the best spot to kite tomorrow around Boston?
julianerickson
5:34 PM
<@U289HPPPT> - the ocean is a pretty good spot :joy: ... (kidding) try Revere beach, Long Beach or Dog beach up north - if you are a more advanced rider, Pleasure Bay will be good in southwest Mike
nick
5:36 PM
yeah Nahant looks like a great spot for tomorrow, low tide is 5pm.. so anything between the hours of 2pm and sunset should be awesome
kee
5:36 PM
<@U1ME4KCNP> thanks for the info. I understand PB is only after 6 PM. DO I need to watch for time at Dog Beach?
kee
5:37 PM
<@U1MTPU8M7> Hi Nick! I will be at Nahant tomorrow. Hope to see you there.
nick
5:38 PM
I’ll try to get out there around 3pm if I can get out of work.. will keep you posted!
kee
5:39 PM
Last I kited was with you. Too long.
nick
5:39 PM
haha wow, yeah that’s way too long!
julianerickson
5:41 PM
<@U289HPPPT> - Hugh tide is tough to ride / pump up at Dog beach - low tide is ideal. I'd say go for Dog beach at mid / low tide
kee
5:42 PM
2 pm is OK for low tide at Dog?
nick
5:43 PM
yeah, 2pm is mid-tide… low tide is 3 hours after that (5pm)…. and then back up to mid-tide 8pm. I usually do anything from mid-tide to low-tide
kee
5:44 PM
OK thanks for the tip!
Jun 23
nick
11:11 AM
Hrmmm.. Revere and Nahant both look really good today for 2pm, which one do you guys think?
kee
12:04 PM
I have two novices with me so was thinking Nahant was better. Am I correct?
julianerickson
12:22 PM
I'm going to Revere for times sake but if you have plenty of time, do Dog beach at Nahant.
troy
12:38 PM
<@U1PUYQTU5> and i plan on hitting Dog beach tomorrow AM.
n0ah_fense
12:39 PM
I'm headed to Nahant at 230, sign 13
kee
1:56 PM
Stopped at Revere. Looks good. We will kite here
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2:20 PM
nick
3:16 PM
25 kites @ Revere
25 kites @ Revere Kiteboarding New England
elias
3:27 PM
This channel is distracting to the working folks. that’s all
kviksilver
4:04 PM
Work scks... omw to Revere
nick
5:20 PM
amazing session today @ Revere, about 25 kites out on the water
rob
5:49 PM
Nice Nick. Went to Seabrook.... Nothin!
rob
5:50 PM
Only one kite though. Lol
Jun 24
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sergio1
12:42 PM
Is anyone considering Dog around 5?
nick
12:45 PM
I can’t make it today but wish I could! Anytime from 3pm on looks good if forecast holds.
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2:50 PM
kviksilver
3:25 PM
Anyone @Dog?
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10:50 PM

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Jun 27
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Jun 28
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Jun 29
julianerickson
10:58 AM

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nick
11:00 AM
awesome thanks for doing that Julian!
nick
11:00 AM
awesome thanks for doing that Julian!
rob
11:40 AM
I thought there were a few? There at least used to be one to the right down the beach and one out past the sandbar towards the causeway. Isn't there a log around somewhere too... I'd be up to help try and get rid of that stuff. Hopefully a non windy day. :-)
nick
11:45 AM
yeah I’m happy to help out as well with removal if we can lift them out. alternative option if items are too heavy - we can mark them with floats and I can email the Harbor Master to help us remove them.
julianerickson
11:54 AM
Love this idea! We could meet up there at low tide to do a cleanup as a thank you to the locals.
n0ah_fense
12:35 PM
Revere or Nahant today ?
n0ah_fense
4:03 PM
At Revere. 0 kites up. Light breeze
nick
9:30 PM
anyone thinking about going out tomorrow? I’d like to get out for a noon-ish session
troy
9:41 PM
Im afraid of the parking situation on a Friday afternoon with nice weather. Im considering Saturday at 9am
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9:51 PM

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troy
9:56 PM
Dnt forget yo booties!!
rob
11:54 PM
Might head to Duxbury mid morning/lunch if anyone is interested
Jun 30
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10:40 AM
nick
11:06 AM
i’m heading over to Dog beach
julianerickson
11:06 AM
Going to head to Dog this afternoon - see y'all out there!
rob
9:30 PM
<@U1MTPU8M7>, what did you wind up doing about your kite repair? I similarly opened up mine today, sharp beach crap, and will need a repair. Just curious if you went to the guy Julian mentioned. <@U1ME4KCNP>, where in NH is he, seacoast? I work in Exeter.
Jul 1
nick
12:06 AM
<@U2FPPPG6B>, yeah I ended up going with Julian's suggestion and went with Rod Gato for my kite repair (his cell is ). He was very responsive, 2 day turnaround, and did really nice work with the repair. He definitely knows what he is doing. I met him at Pleasure Bay to drop off my kite and he took it back up to his home in NH for the repair. For picking up my kite I met him in Andover where he works. Highly recommend!
nick
12:29 AM
I'll be at Revere tomorrow around 12:30 assuming wind forecast holds
julianerickson
7:45 AM
<@U1MTPU8M7> - Rod Gato is the best! Highly recommend his services for any kite repairs
nick
7:47 AM
Agreed, he also includes a lifetime warranty on his repairs as long as you are still the owner of your kite. Can't go wrong with Rod :+1:
rob
7:56 AM
Great, thanks guys! My neck of the woods too. Was he able to order you a bladder too, or did you do that? I assume you needed to replace that, I do.
nick
8:06 AM
I thought I would need a new bladder but he was able to patch it up nicely actually.
rob
8:08 AM
Oh, wow. I have a foot long tear along the edge, but I suppose anything is possible
nick
8:09 AM
That is probably to large to patch, best thing to do is just send him a text and he'll let you know
rob
8:13 AM
Yep, just sent him one
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Jul 2
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nick
9:51 AM
Heading to Dog
nick
4:15 PM
Did a nice 4 hour session today at Dog, wind was light but definitely rideable, with occasional periods of medium-strong wind.
Jul 3
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Jul 6
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Jul 7
max
8:37 AM
Dog looks pretty good tomorrow 2-5ish if the rain holds off, right? Looking for my first session post lessons
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Jul 8
max
8:14 AM
Scratch that, wind forecast has dropped
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Jul 9
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Jul 10
troy
2:22 PM
anyone gonna try today?
nick
2:23 PM
was thinking about it but not sure if it’s going to pick up enough
nick
2:23 PM
keeping my eyes on tomorrow as well
max
2:47 PM
Windfinder was looking promising for tomorrow but is coming down, fingers crossed, itching to get out.
Jul 11
n0ah_fense
2:40 PM
stupid rainstorms keep changing the forecasts
n0ah_fense
2:41 PM
today looks like a bust; thursday PM might catch a N
nick
2:41 PM
yeah wind has not been very good lately :disappointed:
nick
2:43 PM
i’m keeping an eye on a Friday morning session @ Revere possibly
rob
2:43 PM
Me too
rob
2:45 PM
Picked up a surfboard. Def gives me a few mph margin. It's tough though. Lol. Everything feels different from a strapped twin tip
n0ah_fense
2:48 PM
i have a surfboard; it helps in light wind, but no jumping unless there is surf (and you need a few more mph to fight the surf)
rob
2:54 PM
Yeah. Love the surf... On a twin tip with lots of rocker. :-) might be a while before I would venture into surf on a surfboard. Haha Probably should have spent some time on YouTube reviewing water starts and jibes before my first time out. It was Dog though
rob
2:54 PM
Definitely a different medium
n0ah_fense
2:57 PM
with a surf board, i need to keep a lot of pressure on my front foot to stay upwind and keep the drag down. I still have the straps on mine though (they are coming off soon, i swear)-- gotta work on transitions
rob
3:05 PM
So, with straps, can you jump pretty good. Comparable to the twin tip?
rob
3:06 PM
I thought about adhesive straps, but I'm only about $80 in to this... Experiment, So deferred.
Jul 13
julianerickson
10:06 AM
Anyone getting out there for a rainy session today?
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Jul 14
n0ah_fense
3:15 PM
With straps, you can only jump on a surfboard going off a wave really (but a small wave will do when you get better). Not comparable jumping to a TT at all. I have straps that screw into my North Whip, but it is high time to take them off and learn strapless
n0ah_fense
3:16 PM
The doldrums of summer are upon us. No wind!
Jul 22
nick
9:09 AM
Revere 6am tomorrow?
awayshak
10:17 AM
Revere tomorrow morning looking good, I'll be there
rob
3:04 PM
Planning to be there or Nahant
awayshak
4:22 PM
I thought Nahant was off limits on weekends in summer?
rob
5:57 PM
One of the local kiters/instructors, Dylan who lives in Nahant, said that you just needed to stay North of chair/access 14... Who knows though
Jul 23
nick
5:08 AM
Revere now
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rob
5:26 AM
Beauty. On my way
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Jul 24
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Jul 26
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6:09 AM

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jimg
7:39 AM
Better check with BOH first as there were unacceptable levels of bacteria sampled in that area recently...at the Short Beach area
n0ah_fense
5:13 PM
Tomorrow evening is shaping up, although I don't want to jinx it
Jul 27
n0ah_fense
10:54 AM
Revere or Nahant today ?
nick
11:18 AM
my graphs don’t show that wind will go above 11mph avg today
nick
11:19 AM
maybe a tad over that, but doesn’t look strong to me
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1:40 PM
n0ah_fense
2:05 PM
yeah looks like the moisture killed the forecast. GIVE US WIND!
n0ah_fense
2:18 PM
...back to shopping for foil boards
Jul 28
nick
9:45 AM
forecast looks promising for tomorrow @ Revere 10am
n0ah_fense
12:59 PM
I'm right there with you. Might go to Nahant instead to catch some surf
julianerickson
1:00 PM
Going uto be at Nahant for surf and kite earlier in the AM to get a spot before crowds show up :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
n0ah_fense
1:01 PM
it looks a bit chilly; i'm not sure the beach crowds will be there
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kviksilver
9:32 PM
Hoping to be at Nahant around 10
Jul 29
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nick
8:43 AM
On my way over to Nahant :+1:
julianerickson
8:43 AM
Should be there by noon :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
n0ah_fense
9:05 AM
I'm headed to Nahant, should be there at 10
nick
5:30 PM

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julianerickson
6:02 PM
Rode downwinder from the beach at the entry of Nahant on the right hand side - did a downwinder to Revere beach. Highly recommend it!
n0ah_fense
7:59 PM
would have been a good day for that. Variable winds, wind direction, and the interestesting swell didn't make for an easy day staying up wind
n0ah_fense
8:00 PM
did anyone know what was going on with the ocean rescue at the north side of the beach? Ambulance, boats, heli were all searching
Jul 30
nick
9:08 AM
<@U1N9R6Y2F> interesting, I wonder if that was part of their recent rescue training? Found this article online: Nahant/>
kviksilver
11:41 AM
windy anywhere today?
jamesa12880
11:42 AM
General rule of thumb. If you have time to go kiting it is not windy.
kviksilver
11:42 AM
:slightly_smiling_face:
Jul 31
nick
12:02 PM
Friday afternoon is looking promising
julianerickson
1:41 PM
🤞 for Friday <@U1RV4J23A> <@U1MTPU8M7>
Aug 2
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Aug 4
nick
1:11 PM
Possible wind opportunity in a few hours....
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nick
2:26 PM
what do you think <@U2FPPPG6B>? Revere or Nahant today?
troy
2:26 PM
Looks like it might be decent out there
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2:31 PM

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kviksilver
2:47 PM
what beach in rockport?
kviksilver
2:48 PM
<@U1ME4KCNP> :point_up_2:
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rob
4:17 PM
Revere is kicking, Nahant was loaded with people, fwiw. Sand is blowing at Revere. Great direction, great tide. Heading off to session two via boat
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4:18 PM

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rob
4:19 PM
Looks like the Caribbean out there...
julianerickson
4:24 PM
<@U285NBUCF> - at good harbor beach - it's ripping onshore and can kite / surf at 5 - here is location if you want to take a look Dropped Pin near Gloucester, MA 01930
nick
6:48 PM
damn rob, I should have joined you at Revere.. I went over to Dog but wind was on the light side
jamesa12880
7:53 PM
You could have kitted from Dog to Revere
Aug 5
kviksilver
7:46 AM
<@U1ME4KCNP> awesome... wanted to check those parts fewweeks ago, now i know Where to go... will it get south swell?
Aug 6
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julianerickson
9:55 AM
Thinking might do a downwindah from Revere to Dog beach around 3-4 ish
troy
11:53 AM
I wont be around. Sounds fun though!
jamesa12880
11:57 AM
Let us know how that launch goes. I would expect it to be super gusty.
nick
12:12 PM
sounds fun for sure, can’t make it out today but curious to hear how it goes
jimg
1:08 PM
FYI- girl was launching at Dog this morning and got lofted enough to land on the rocks. Taken away in ambulance. Bicyclist was also slightly injured by kite line while riding by. Be smart at Dog!
julianerickson
1:28 PM
Yikes! The wind is dying :weary:
kviksilver
9:08 PM
umph, hope she is ok… scary place Dog beach…
jamesa12880
9:18 PM
This happened 7 years ago. At the time we expected to be denied access to Nahant. We could looks our privilege to kite. Please do not kite Dog if you are a
jamesa12880
9:18 PM
Beginner
jamesa12880
9:18 PM
Also do not kite there at high tide
Aug 7
nick
10:48 AM
Hope the girl is ok, be safe out there, especially if winds are gusty. This is an article on the freak accident from 7 years ago:
n0ah_fense
1:53 PM
7 years ago, most bar safety systems were not as good as they are today. That being said, the wind at Dog is fickle and almost reliably gusty; the beach is small and the rocks are close. Be safe out there!
Aug 10
rob
3:25 AM
Hey all, I'm driving to South Carolina to meet up with the fam, over the next 5/6 days, ultimately witnessing the solar eclipse of 2017. Of course, the wind has the final answer, as fickle as it may be, but appreciate any suggestions for kiting in NY or NJ. That don't require a $200+ pass... I'll be in southern Jersey for a day or two, of that. Been to lakes bay, good stuff, but always cool to see new places
Aug 11
andrew
4:52 AM
I've found myself in Maui for my honeymoon. Does anyone here have experience with schools or trusted instructors in the area? Specifically near Kihei or Wailea-Makena. Near the airport (Kahului or Paia) could totally work too. Please PM. Thanks! :pineapple:
Aug 13
kviksilver
5:54 AM
<@U5WL9UV51> Ive taken wave riding lessons from adventuresports in kahului, had fun and got amazing feedback on how to improve...
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n0ah_fense
5:12 PM
Did anyone attempt a Dog session today ?
Aug 16
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Aug 20
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jamesa12880
11:21 AM
I am in San Francisco. I saw them kiting under the Golden Gate Bridge yesterday afternoon.
nick
11:23 AM
That sounds like so much fun!! Adding it to my bucket list!
jamesa12880
11:24 AM
I am not going to have a chance to kite while I am here but it looks pretty nice.
rob
11:38 AM
Golden gate... That's way out there! Lol. Would be cool, especially with the drone Nick!
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jamesa12880
8:38 PM
Most were foiling
Aug 21
elias
2:33 PM
It’s actually very dangerous.
elias
2:34 PM
elias
2:34 PM
```I've also had my kite break while I was under the Golden Gate Bridge and I got sucked nearly a mile out to sea in 10 minutes. I was very lucky to have the coast guard come and pull me out of the water.```
elias
2:34 PM
so many ships also coming into the bay and I mean BIG SHIPS.
julianerickson
2:40 PM
Have heard many stories of the wind dying unexpectedly in the bay or under golden gate. It's very picturesque but I'll take Nahant or P-Bay for consistent rides :the_horns:
jamesa12880
3:23 PM
It definitely looked very dangerous. And I did not see where they were launching from
Aug 22
nick
10:14 AM
5pm looks good today @ Nahant - anyone else heading over there?
elias
11:02 AM
elias
11:03 AM
windycindy
2:17 PM
I'm wondering about South wind (maybe even slightly SW) for Nahant. Wondering if we'll have to go to Dog. At least tide will be going out. You think Revere will be ok?
nick
2:23 PM
yeah not sure how much west wind we’ll have… I’m going to play it by ear and see what forecast looks like in a couple hours. happy to head to Revere or Nahant depending on what looks best
troy
2:25 PM
I won't be able to make it. Hope the wind hold for you. It's been like a month since good wind
windycindy
2:32 PM
I'm going to wait it out in Long Bay Nahant starting at 4 and see what happens. Will move to Dog or Revere if need be.
nick
2:33 PM
roger that :+1:
nick
2:41 PM
yeah not sure how much west wind we’ll have… I’m going to play it by ear and see what forecast looks like in a couple hours. happy to head to Revere or Nahant depending on what looks best
troy
2:43 PM
I won't be able to make it. Hope the wind hold for you. It's been like a month since good wind
windycindy
2:49 PM
I'm going to wait it out in Long Bay Nahant starting at 4 and see what happens. Will move to Dog or Revere if need be.
nick
2:50 PM
roger that :+1:
windmom
4:35 PM
4 kites up at Dog.
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Aug 23
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Aug 24
kviksilver
5:48 AM
Went Home to Croatia for 3 weeks... wanted to share my home spot with you guys... :-)
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Aug 29
nick
9:35 AM
great photo <@U285NBUCF>!!!! looks like heaven
n0ah_fense
8:25 PM
Anyone up for an AM session tomorrow?
nick
8:26 PM
where abouts? I don’t see any wind
n0ah_fense
10:27 PM
Nahant looks good — wind and waves
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10:28 PM

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Aug 30
n0ah_fense
6:18 AM
Forecast died anyway...need a foil!
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nick
2:08 PM
Friday morning at Dog might be good
troy
2:28 PM
Its on my radar for sure!! Maybe even around 2pm on friday.
nick
2:31 PM
Yeah I just realized 8am is high tide :confused:
Aug 31
Wind Alert
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n0ah_fense
5:07 PM
AM sess tommorrow at Nahant ?
n0ah_fense
5:07 PM
look cool (50s) and side-off but doable
rob
8:05 PM
What time are you thinking? I'm limited to a 12, so looking for 20, or at least high teens.
rob
8:08 PM
For long
n0ah_fense
11:50 PM
I can only kite before 11 due to work obligations and a flight in the afternoon
n0ah_fense
11:50 PM
Was thinking 730ish if peyote are up for it
Sep 1
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n0ah_fense
8:50 AM
how was it ? i didn’t make it out
nick
11:41 AM
i wasn’t able to make it out today either, if wind holds for Sunday morning I might try to hit up either Revere or Nahant
Sep 3
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9:30 AM

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nick
9:32 AM
Solid 20mph at Revere right now, no one is here though.
julianerickson
9:33 AM
<@U1MTPU8M7> - anyone across at Nahant?
rob
9:33 AM
Was originally supposed to build a bit later. I'll b there around 10:30
nick
9:40 AM
Another person just showed up at Revere, I can't see any kites up at Nahant
nick
9:40 AM
Going to setup by kite at Revere hope to see you guys out there it's solid conditions minus the cold
jamesa12880
9:41 AM
Two kites up in a soon-to-be 3. One 9M one 12M I'm going to put up a 9
rob
9:41 AM
Should I bring my drysuit? Lol
rob
10:35 AM
Where did everyone go, Nahant? One guy out at Revere
julianerickson
11:12 AM
Nice! Going to try a downwinder from Dog to Revere beach. 🤞
nick
11:15 AM
I just finished my session at Revere, found the waves to be a bit difficult to ride today as I was riding parallel to them and kept getting knocked down.
rob
1:59 PM
I didn't have my stake, so went to long, which was packed. Yeah, on shore with waves is a bit tough. Hard to use the waves to jump, etc, imho
Sep 4
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Sep 5
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kee
10:11 AM
Anyone going out today?
troy
10:15 AM
Considering it
kee
10:16 AM
troy
10:26 AM
If wind is south enough then I'll go to Revere. Probably around 4 or 5 considering tides
troy
2:20 PM
wind is looking lighter than id like to see...
kee
2:27 PM
Agree
kee
2:36 PM
Just had my eyes dilated for eye exam. Can't see anything close. I'm out for the day
marc-nbpt
3:09 PM
Heading to Nahant. Or would Revere be better? Haven't been there before.
nick
3:09 PM
wind looks too light @ Revere so I’d hit Nahant if I were you.
marc-nbpt
3:12 PM
Thx Nick. :+1:
julianerickson
3:16 PM
Heading to Nahant
troy
3:16 PM
Gary and I are thinking the north side of Revere might be nice. Might be too south for Dog beach and get blocked my the point.
troy
3:17 PM
If Revere fails well check out Long Beach.
n0ah_fense
3:34 PM
I'm headed to Revere, eta 430
nick
11:15 PM
How was the kiting today?
Sep 6
wrider
6:26 AM
Revere was great, I had a good day on 9m.
n0ah_fense
5:56 PM
Revere delivered yesterday -- a bit gusty but that added some excitement. Once it settled on a direction and filled in it was great-- then the gusts got even stronger
Sep 9
kviksilver
5:26 PM
What do you guys think about hull tomorrow morning?
kviksilver
5:26 PM
I’ve never surfed there
rob
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7:28 PM

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rob
7:29 PM

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troy
7:42 PM
:clap:
rob
8:01 PM
^^ you were there!
rob
8:01 PM
:-)
Sep 10
kviksilver
1:16 PM

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rob
1:24 PM
Dry suit day!
Sep 17
julianerickson
7:55 AM

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awayshak
2:28 PM
What we thinking for the hurricane? Nahant?
kviksilver
10:56 PM
Tuesday afternoon Nahant, early early wed morning Nahant as I have to be at work afternoon...
kviksilver
10:56 PM
Thursday and Friday look ok, but don’t have schedule yet :-)
kviksilver
10:57 PM
Been waiting for this for some time now :-)
Sep 18
rob
7:33 AM
Yep, I've cleared my schedule! Lol Potentially too windy for me Wednesday, my quiver only goes down to 10m, but we'll see. Looks pretty north too, so likely Nahant, although I wouldn't mind Revere
Sep 19
rob
7:45 AM
Awful quiet... Calm before the storm?
n0ah_fense
9:31 AM
As local kitesurfers, it is our duty to get on the news during a hurricane. But I think 60 mph gusts is too much for a 9m. anyone have a 6 or smaller for this 215 lb fellow ?
julianerickson
9:33 AM
Might have to take out the 3M trainer kite :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: going to go out this afternoon - anyone else?
rob
9:39 AM
Yeah, I'm planning to be at the beach, Revere or Nahant, but it looks like it will barely blow today? Even tomorrow looks weaker, locally
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jamesa12880
9:49 AM
If it is blowing over 30 and gusting to 60 please don't go out. Making the news is a bad thing. No news is good news.
awayshak
11:39 AM
I'll be at Nahant today from 3 to dusk if anyone's interested in joining
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Sep 20
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n0ah_fense
3:04 PM
how was it yesterday ? I was thinking Nahant tomorrow afternoon
julianerickson
3:20 PM
Got out there this AM for dawn patrol and hit 20foot boosts so 'twas a good session. For anyone going out - be VERY careful as those gust readings are very real & very powerful. :the_horns:
rob
4:25 PM
Not assure you missed anything yesterday. Talked to one of the NH guys and he said Hampton beach was good on a 10 yesterday. Revere was super weak, might have been a bit better at Nahant
rob
4:59 PM
Went to plum island, kited inside the river mouth and south of the jetty. Exciting. The beach is very steep, so the surf pounds it, making for a tense entrance and exit, but once out, clean wind and waves
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5:08 PM

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rob
7:52 PM
Anybody hitting dawn patrol tomorrow?
rob
9:00 PM
Wingaersheek?
Sep 21
Wind Alert
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n0ah_fense
9:38 AM
I’m headed to Nahant around 1:30-2 pm today
kee
10:29 AM
Anyone from Brookline area want to share a Zipcar to Nahant today?
rob
10:37 AM
Let us know how it is, fellas. May wind up there tomorrow. Hit Yirrell near dawn... Gusty to very gusty, if there's a gust scale?
n0ah_fense
5:47 PM
Ditched Nahant and went to Yirell today — it delivered
kee
6:16 PM
Anybody want to share a Zipcar from Brookline tomorrow. I'm taking the day off.
Sep 22
Wind Alert
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awayshak
6:38 AM
Anyone interested in yirrel or Nahant this morning?
rob
6:55 AM
Heading to wing at the moment, but if too windy fur my 10, I may head to Nahant/Revere
rob
10:51 AM
Nahant was big and trashy. Gusts I could handle, the deep lulls made surfing tough
julianerickson
10:53 AM
Was going to head to Yirell this afternoon - can anyone share: what are people riding? 7, 9, 10? (Thx!)
n0ah_fense
12:53 PM
<@U1ME4KCNP> I was on a 9 yesterday with similar conditions
Sep 28
n0ah_fense
8:39 AM
n0ah_fense
8:40 AM
Nahant this afternoon anyone ?
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n0ah_fense
11:04 AM
Eta 1130 for Nahant lunch session
Sep 30
Wind Alert
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kviksilver
10:49 AM
Anyone on Long Beach?
jamesa12880
11:52 AM
I was going to head that way soon. Maybe an hour and 1/2
kviksilver
12:29 PM
Revere one big kite up. Seems like not having fun
kviksilver
12:29 PM
On my way to Long Beach
kviksilver
12:38 PM
No kites...
kviksilver
12:39 PM
No wind :-(
kviksilver
12:50 PM
Will wait with a :beer: at tides so I don’t waste my day if anyone wants to join me
rob
8:27 PM
How was Nahant? Revere was ok. An hour or two of good wind. Prob should have gone to Nahant or yirrell... Was hoping for that low tide butter at Revere, but it never really materialized. Best wind since Jose! Lol
jamesa12880
8:42 PM
Nahant was ok for about 1.5 hours. Nothing great.
Oct 3
kviksilver
10:44 AM
Planning on going to Montauk NY this weekend, do you guys know what are kiting rules for oceanside beaches, if any
kviksilver
10:45 AM
I heard about nepague bay, but that seems really flat...
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Oct 4
awayshak
10:34 AM
Anyone heading to the Cape today?
awayshak
10:35 AM
I’m thinking west Dennis or Chatham
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Oct 5
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Oct 6
pderoche
6:06 PM
Can someone help me out? I just discovered this site and was looking to try Nahant or Revere on Sunday when it looks like some wind mostly out of the south. I've never been there, so was wondering what the best location for wind from the SSW, and does the tide matter there? I think low is around 7:30 and high around 1:30. Does anyone bother you if you bring your Dog down to enjoy the beach? Thanks.
Oct 7
marc-nbpt
1:21 PM

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pderoche
1:46 PM
Great thanks Marc Hope to see you there.
rob
2:07 PM
That's literally Dog beach too! This time of year though, Dogs are allowed on Long Beach as well!
kee
8:04 PM
I’ll be heading out to Nahant in the morning as well
Oct 8
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Oct 10
Wind Alert
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rob
8:49 PM
Everyone's so quiet... Did folks get out Sunday? I made it to kalmus, first time. Amazing butter behind the breakwater, Hyannis point, and behind the kalmus dune. Dawn patrol is looking good Thursday...
Oct 11
marc-nbpt
12:02 PM
Sunday was great, 10+ kiters
marc-nbpt
12:06 PM
Plus guy at dunkin donuts that had real duck in passenger seat. Don't think he was a kiter :slightly_smiling_face:
kviksilver
9:59 PM
Dawn/Early morning Nahant
rob
10:00 PM
Meeting a NH guy at Hampton. Dawn
Oct 12
Wind Alert
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n0ah_fense
10:35 AM
Anyone going to Nahant mid-day today ?
n0ah_fense
11:06 AM
lunch session maybe ?
julianerickson
11:06 AM
Heading up in an hour - going to check Revere or Nahant
n0ah_fense
11:23 AM
I”m shooting for Nahant @12:15
n0ah_fense
12:10 PM
5 kites up at Nahant
nick
5:09 PM
Sorry, i’ve been MIA and really sad I couldn’t make it out to Nahant today - looks like it was a perfect wind day
Oct 13
n0ah_fense
10:18 AM
Had a solid lunch session yesterday; waves and wind in teh same direction made it interesting to break through the chop
nick
3:55 PM
I’m thinking Sunday 2pm at Dog, anyone else?
rob
3:57 PM
I'll prob b there, but maybe a bit later. It'll b good to see u
kee
3:58 PM
Planning to go as well
kee
3:58 PM
Anyone want to go from Brookline area, please let me know
julianerickson
4:13 PM
I’ll be up there Sunday - hoping to catch some wave activity n at Long Beach.
rob
4:15 PM
^^ another great option
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Oct 15
nick
1:31 PM
Wind is looking on track, I’m heading over to Nahant now.
kee
1:34 PM
Same
julianerickson
1:35 PM
Here - 3 kites up at Dog one up at Long Beach. Gonna setup at Long Beach - traffic was terrible so maybe check waze to avoid the big delays
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nick
7:00 PM
Great session today at Dog, good to see everyone out there!
jamesa12880
7:59 PM
I was at Long Beach today. I spoke to a kiter who lives on Nahant. He has spoken to some of the town officials. There is a possibility they might shut down kitesurfing at Dog beach because of people getting hurt there. People are also launching to close to the rocks. Please spread the word to launch as far away from the rocks as possible and only kite at low tide.
rob
8:13 PM
Who? Dylan, or someone else? Is there more than one injury at Dog this year? How do you get away from the rocks, yet launch your kite towards the water (so it doesn't have to fly overhead, before you walk out)?
rob
8:19 PM
Some of it may depend on wind direction. Anyways, not trying to be contrary, just opening the dialogue
kviksilver
8:31 PM
had fun at Long Beach
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kviksilver
8:32 PM
anyone wants to buy a board? has almost all fins…
jamesa12880
8:37 PM
If you walk further down the beach you will be further from the rocks. Also mid tide to low tide should be the only time to kite there. If you launch at mid tide you should have no problem getting more than a line length between your kite and the rocks.
jamesa12880
8:38 PM
Since I started kiting in 2010 there have been 2 major accidents at Dog.
nick
8:56 PM
I do agree that low-mid tide is the only safe time to kite Dog.
jamesa12880
8:58 PM
I just really like kiting and I do not want anybody to tell me I can not do it.
rob
9:01 PM
Agreed! I was at Revere last(?) Year when officer Sherman was pissed at some kiters and threatened to shut down kiting, so super sensitive.
kviksilver
9:02 PM
i really really dont enjoy Dog… sketchy launch, always gusty, all these hazards in the water… found myself multiple times on a windy day when Dog is only option, just staying at home and refusing to go there…
kviksilver
9:02 PM
but i understand peeps still want to kite there, and we should be sensitive and careful as possible…
rob
9:02 PM
kviksilver
9:03 PM
also one beach closure can become precedent for others,
kviksilver
9:04 PM
<@U2FPPPG6B> problem with Dog is that you dont need a storm for it to be dangerous…
kviksilver
9:04 PM
:disappointed:
rob
9:04 PM
I take some exceptions to this article, but they do mention always launching your kite towards the water.... Don't know if it's the right answer... But it made sense, which makes launching far from the rocks even harder
rob
9:05 PM
Yes, Dog is always gusty.
rob
9:06 PM
Some interesting dialogue about how flying your kite overhead is dangerous
rob
9:06 PM
On the beach
rob
9:13 PM
And, I'm with both of you... Most days, i'd probably rather go to long. Although, Dog was Great today! Nick, that was me yelling at you right as you wrapped up!
rob
9:19 PM
I hope I don't sound contrary. Care, low tide, safety first... All sound!
nick
9:39 PM
Haha sorry rob, I thought it might be you out there! Good to see you!
Oct 16
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n0ah_fense
3:32 PM
I think more people get hurt at Dog beach walking on it in bare feet than kitesurfing. Two incidents in 7 years is hardly a problem.
jamesa12880
6:02 PM
In 2010 the person nearly died and spent the next 6 months in the hospital. It does not matter what we think. if Nahant wants to shut us down they will. Let's not give them a reason.
Oct 19
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Oct 23
julianerickson
6:04 PM
Conditions are perfect - anyone going out tomorrow?
nick
6:21 PM
Agreed! I will be out there
nick
6:22 PM
I’m thinking Revere might be nice to hit up
Oct 24
Wind Alert
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nick
9:04 AM
Looks like the wind for Revere is a lot lower then anticipated… I’ll try to make it over to Nahant @ 12:00
troy
9:09 AM
Gary and I might be there around 2 or 3. Revere first, then Nahant if Revere is a no go
nick
9:10 AM
Hrmm…. yeah given that the wind is expected to be around all day I might actually do the same thing and join you guys then instead. Keep me posted on your plans
troy
9:12 AM
Will do.
julianerickson
9:13 AM
Planning to head up around 2 and think Nahant / Long Beach is the spot for today 🤙
nick
9:13 AM
:metal: see you guys around 2!
troy
11:44 AM
Being that the wind will be coming right over the top of Nahant, will Long Beach be kinda shadowed/gusty? Never actually kited at Long Beach so not sure how the the land effects the wind there.
nick
11:49 AM
i’m not an expert but - Long Beach is great if you’ve never been there. Based on the wind readings so far, it looks like we should have nice non-gusty winds.
troy
1:16 PM
<@U1MTPU8M7> we are leaving work at 2... should get to Long Beach around 3
nick
1:17 PM
roger that, i’ll plan on the same - see you then
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nick
2:49 PM
Solid wind here :+1::+1:
troy
2:49 PM
Be there in 10
rob
3:28 PM
Hampton delivered. 20ish. Great rollers
Oct 25
Wind Alert
10:20 AM
nick
10:39 AM
Nahant was difficult yesterday - winds were gusty on my 9m - waves were difficult to cut through. Not my best session but glad i was able to get out.
troy
10:45 AM
^^what he said^^
Oct 26
Wind Alert
2:50 PM
Oct 27
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
Oct 29
Wind Alert
8:10 AM
jamesa12880
9:02 AM
Where is the chatter for today's forcast?
julianerickson
9:16 AM
Gonna head up to Long Beach around 12 🤙
jamesa12880
9:22 AM
I will be there between 1 & 2
Oct 30
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
Oct 31
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
Nov 2
troy
1:31 PM
Dog beach is looking prime tomorrow around 3!!!
rob
2:02 PM
As optimistic as anyone, but what forecast are u looking at? Although every time I think it won't blow, it does... Maybe that's the litmus. Lol
Nov 3
troy
1:03 PM
Buler???
rob
1:43 PM
Biking with Pete.
julianerickson
1:54 PM

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Wind Alert
2:10 PM
rob
4:06 PM
<@U1MMPPUDB> did you go? Seems your forecast was spot on.
Nov 5
Wind Alert
6:10 AM
nick
7:39 AM
Anyone going out this morning?
rob
8:58 AM

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Nov 6
Wind Alert
6:30 AM
Nov 8
Wind Alert
12:00 PM
Nov 9
nick
9:37 AM
anyone going to Nahant tomorrow? I”m thinking 11am-1pm session
Nov 10
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
pderoche
8:54 AM
Hey guys, I'm new to the sport and new to this site. Was wondering if when it's 35 degrees, what you're wearing to go out? Winter wetsuit or dry suit. How about your hands?
jamesa12880
4:35 PM
Below 45 I am not going out. If you are experienced and can keep your hands dry-ish you will be fine with 2mm gloves and a 6mm wetsuit down to 40. If you are spending any time body dragging you will freeze. You want to only go out if the air temp is above 50 if you are new. I have never used a dry suit so I can not comment on one.
pderoche
5:25 PM
Thanks, James. I'm hoping for 50+.
Nov 11
Wind Alert
6:39 AM
Nov 12
julianerickson
3:30 AM
Completely agree with James and would add only one thing. Get 5mm lobster gloves (middle, ring and pinky finger in one pouch with index free) AND another set of warm gloves for beach rigging / to be used when not riding. Ive got a pair of these and have loved them -
Nov 13
pderoche
10:43 AM
Great, thanks a lot, Julian. Will do.
Wind Alert
3:09 PM
Nov 15
kviksilver
6:07 PM
Early morning Long Beach?
Nov 16
Wind Alert
5:59 AM
nick
10:32 AM
I couldn’t make it out this morning.. hoping to get out there soon..
rob
10:46 AM
Got a light session in at Revere, near dawn, was ok till the wind shifted south. went up to Nahant after. It didn't seem worth pumping, At 9ish. Deveraux, up the road, was blasting! <@U285NBUCF> did you go to Nahant?
kviksilver
10:58 AM
Nope, decided not to waste a day off and went to work :-)
kviksilver
10:59 AM
Where/what is deveraux?
rob
11:04 AM
Closer to dread ledge, Marblehead. Few of us went up there, but only Dylan pumped and kited. I had to peel off by then anyways. Direct on shore, steep short break
Nov 17
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
Nov 18
kviksilver
11:00 PM
Anybody planning early morning session?
nick
11:49 PM
Yeah I might hit up Revere around 7am if wind conditions look good.
Nov 19
Wind Alert
6:30 AM
julianerickson
11:39 PM
Community Poll: (thank you in advance) I’m doing some market research for a possible content company / brand in the kiteboard space. Any of these names hit the mark? (Vote w/ emojis:) :the_horns: - KiteCast :+1: - KiteLoop :ok_hand: - Downwinder
Nov 20
Wind Alert
5:59 AM
pderoche
6:04 PM
:+1::+1:
Nov 21
Wind Alert
10:29 AM
kviksilver
10:54 AM
Is Revere doable on SW today?
rob
10:56 AM
Great in a SW, just depends on how west ahs how windy
Nov 22
Wind Alert
4:59 PM
Nov 25
rob
9:26 AM
Forgot to say it the other day... I'm Thankful for <@U1MTPU8M7> and the free realtime wind data!!! Happy Thanksgiving all!!
diego
9:36 AM
Did you guys great they a kiter was rescued at Castle island yesterday?
diego
9:36 AM
A friend told me but don't know what happened
diego
9:37 AM
Nothing future couldn't quickly find
diego
9:37 AM
rob
9:54 AM
Lol. He was inside Pleasure Bay, it wasn't clear from the title. I'm guessing he was fine swimming/floating... I actually had the fire dept called the first time I went to pb... Wind died and had to float across. They didn't get there before I made it across, asked if I was ok, says yeah, and cops left and turned bfd around.
rob
9:55 AM
If they asked, which they didn't, I was determined not to give my name... I didn't ask for help.
diego
9:56 AM
Haha yeah not sure how dangerous being adrift in the bay is maybe unless you're getting pulled out as the tide goes out. Those gates are intense.
rob
9:58 AM
Good point about the gates... That would change things. Lol
Wind Alert
10:59 AM
Nov 26
Wind Alert
6:19 AM
Nov 27
Wind Alert
5:59 AM
Nov 28
Wind Alert
5:09 PM
Nov 29
Wind Alert
5:59 AM
Dec 1
Wind Alert
12:19 PM
Dec 5
Wind Alert
6:09 AM
n0ah_fense
9:39 AM
It looks like a solid afternoon today at Revere/Nahant
Dec 6
Wind Alert
5:59 AM
Dec 7
Wind Alert
11:29 AM
Dec 10
Wind Alert
8:09 AM
Dec 11
Wind Alert
12:09 PM
Dec 12
Wind Alert
7:09 AM
Dec 13
Wind Alert
5:59 AM
Dec 14
Wind Alert
12:29 PM
Dec 16
Wind Alert
9:49 AM
Dec 19
Wind Alert
3:49 PM
Dec 20
Wind Alert
6:59 AM
Dec 21
Wind Alert
7:09 AM
Dec 22
Wind Alert
2:59 PM
Dec 25
Wind Alert
5:59 AM
Dec 26
Wind Alert
5:59 AM
Dec 27
Wind Alert
12:39 PM
Dec 28
Wind Alert
7:29 AM
troy
10:14 AM
looking like a good wind day today..........
jamesa12880
10:34 AM
I am skiing/riding Sunapee. The lake looks frozen but I have not checked. I have not seen anybody on the lake yet. I will be up skiing every weekend. If anybody wants to kite the lake post it and I will meet you.
Dec 29
n0ah_fense
11:53 AM
How is the wind on the lake ?
n0ah_fense
11:54 AM

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troy
11:55 AM
Great day to be surfing.... if you're a freaking polar bear!!
jamesa12880
12:45 PM
Yesterday the wind was whipping at the top of the mountain but I am sure there was plenty on the lake. It was -1 for the high yesterday. I would not pump up a kite at that temp.
Wind Alert
3:29 PM
pderoche
4:37 PM
James, do you use the same kites you use on the water? Do you use skis or a snowboard?
jamesa12880
4:51 PM
It has been a few years since I have snow kited. I prefer skis on ice or packed snow and a snowboard in powder. I use my LE kites (Switchblade) I get concerned with the bladder when it is to cold. Mid 20°s is fine though.
Dec 31
Wind Alert
6:59 AM
Jan 1
Wind Alert
7:39 AM
Jan 2
Wind Alert
11:40 AM
Jan 3
julianerickson
11:08 AM
Anyone going out for some snow kiting with this storm coming up? Where would be a good spot to ride?
Jan 4
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
Jan 5
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
Jan 6
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
n0ah_fense
10:39 AM
<@U1ME4KCNP> too cold for me today; I hear lake quannapowitt, wakefield is a good snowkite spot when frozen
rob
10:41 AM
Quite a few people there, last week, and it is frozen, I'm told
jamesa12880
11:05 AM
Lake Q is great.
Jan 7
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
julianerickson
1:50 PM
Thanks <@U1N9R6Y2F> - gonna try n get out there :the_horns:
Jan 8
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
kviksilver
9:56 PM
Wanna go up to NH saturday morning if there is no rain to snowkite...
kviksilver
9:56 PM
Hit me up if someone wants to join....
Jan 9
Wind Alert
7:50 AM
Jan 11
Wind Alert
10:00 AM
Jan 12
Wind Alert
11:20 AM
Jan 13
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
Jan 20
Wind Alert
6:00 AM
jamesa12880
6:17 PM

 Kiteboarding New England
rob
7:24 PM
They were all at Dog today