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Saturday 3/9 WP

Depending on how the forecast holds. I may go down to West Point Lake Saturday late morning thru the afternoon.

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Hmmm....

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It was sunny, warm and occasionally breezy today in WP. Forecast is more of the same tomorrow. If it's south again, Langdon and I will be on the west side of the dam.

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ETA?

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How long does it take to get there?

There is no off season.

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I will be there between 10 and 11am

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Randy wrote:

How long does it take to get there?

It's about 70 miles from Hartsfield. Figure time if you are a 65 or 75 mph driver. Pretty easy drive.

For getting to west side of dam, usually easier to go through town and back up beside the river. For east side, get off at Kia Plant. If you mess up, the parks are 10 minutes away from each other only because the speed limit is 10 mph over the dam.

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Live report from WP west. 11am

Warm , clouds with occasional blue sky.

Side on no caps yet. Steady breeze

Lagrange airport is reporting 10 from the S

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1:30 eta for me

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Fun day, warm with wind

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Another Langdon road trip spectacular. 75 degrees, sunny, winds 10-20.
Langdon is starting to get some flights in. His infinity 76 wing seems to help noticeably. Glad that Chris joined us. Made it that much more fun.

Shout out to Jack and Sherman whom we met down there.

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Re: Saturday 3/9 WP

How were the water levels and temps?

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Water level was decent - looks like about 3-4 feet down. Easy access from the parking lot. Only thing to remember is that the bottom slope is much flatter than Lanier so you have to hop off the foil about 50-60 feet out. Water was still full suit chilly and a little "bitey" but probably decently warmer than Lanier. It didn't hurt to walk the board out.

I'll say it for the umpteenth time - kiters, this is your home away from the coast. Plenty of open shore to launch. However, almost no boat traffic if things go bad. Maybe we saw 6-7 boats the whole afternoon.

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Is WP rising or about the same?

There is no off season.

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Only thing to remember is that the bottom slope is much flatter than Lanier so you have to hop off the foil about 50-60 feet out.

This is where Juliette would be an advantage, water gets deep 10ft from the pavilion launch.

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It was 74º at West Point and 50º at Lanier.
Those degrees between 50 & 70 are my favorites!
Shok

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Did you see any sewer trout? All the rain should have flushed Atlanta clean by now.

Bill Herderich

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I took two degrees of liberty

Edit: Bill, nope. And, thankfully, the crapping Canadian velociraptors (geese) that inhabit Van Pugh aren't down there, either.

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I am still very new to foiling so my opinion may change one day.
But for the here and now when someone asks about how fast you can go on a foil my answer is "faster than I am ready to go".
Everything seems exaggerated when flying. I feel like I am 5 feet above the water and I probably am 15 inches. And I went from slogging to something closer to escape velocity
Once you are up then you start trying to land it back safely on the water.
With a little front foot pressure or slight change in the sail the nose starts going down but then you gain more speed.

All of this being said I am having a blast.
I have no buyers remorse on buying the foil and even happier with the Infinity 76 wing.
The foil is stable. I took only one trip out the front door and I was on the water 3 to 4 hours.

Webguy and others can probably better describe the sense of speed while foiling.

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74 degrees is a good degrees.

Y'all keep going and create an interest among the locals. 20 mins from Josh, It maybe a good area to retire and start up a WindSense 2.

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Langdon wrote:

I am still very new to foiling so my opinion may change one day.
But for the here and now when someone asks about how fast you can go on a foil my answer is "faster than I am ready to go".....

Webguy and others can probably better describe the sense of speed while foiling.

You nailed it. 15 mph wind with a 7.7 be like

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