Monday, 11/22?

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Monday, 11/22?

I trust folks are watching Monday's forecast? If it holds (NW, ~ 12-20 kts is what I"m seeing now).... would Van Pugh be the place? Hartwell appears to be in a hole, so I may be contemplating the drive down. (and lakemonster.com is suggesting water temps are in the mid 50s. Sound about right?) fingers crossed for sun and wind

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Re: Monday, 11/22?

Van Pugh is a pretty unanimous spot for NW unless you’re kiting.
Barrett took a water temp reading a couple weeks ago near shore at VP and it was low 60’s

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I am thinking of heading to Van Pugh for 11:30am. I was at Vanns yesterday and was very comfortable with no boots, but with temps dropping into the 30’s at night I imagine boots will be added very soon. I needed the thin palmless gloves yesterday due to the air temp and wind. Hoping to pop on the back strap and rig the HA1125 for some air attempts tomorrow. No success yet!
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Hope to get there after lunch.

Hope you make it, Gary.

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The Monday forecast is looking really good for NW wind. Count me in after lunch.

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Speaking of lunch…
Anybody want a Himalayan Turkey for thanksgiving?

We found Himalayan on the side of the road🤪

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Re: Monday, 11/22?

Maybe a short session for me if I can escape

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Bummer, I was heading to VP but 85N was a total parking lot and my car started to over heat. Quickly took first exit and headed home. So bummed I am going to miss the wind today but grateful I didn’t breakdown on the highway. Have fun

Neil

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SupSurfXcursions wrote:

Bummer, I was heading to VP but 85N was a total parking lot and my car started to over heat. Quickly took first exit and headed home. So bummed I am going to miss the wind today but grateful I didn’t breakdown on the highway. Have fun

Neil

Bummer man I wish I read this before I got here. I could have giving you a ride
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Let me know how the wind was. Trees are swaying pretty good at my house in Sandy Springs. Guessing you all had a great day.
Neil

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Re: Monday, 11/22?

one quick screen shot of Barrett, who was kind enough to slow down for me to tuck in behind him. Everyone else was pointing too high or too fast for me to film much. And...I was having some camera trouble (or maybe it was cold fingers trouble). But a little more video (of Barrett) to come maybe tomorrow.

But.....LOTS of fun out there today! Thanks to the Atlanta crew for arranging for such nice wind, and to have the lake cleared of all motorboats! Good to finally get a day on Lanier with everyone ~

edit: oh wait - here's one of Dmitri screamin' past me

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Lovely having the out-of-towners, Gary and Dimitri, with us. Also, Kim and Roland winged while Alan, Barrett, Langdon, Chris and I windsomethinged. Missed Neil. Dude, text someone next time - had plenty of space for your gear.

The drive up was a nightmare and will probably continue to be through the holidays. People keep playing bumper cars and blocking multiple lanes. Today's winners were the ramp from 285 E to 85N being totally blocked and trying to go past it and double back found 2 right lanes on 285W blocked. Special mention goes to every idiot who shouldn't be in the left lane to begin with staying in the left lane on the 85/985 split despite signs for 2 miles saying it's exit only and deciding in the last 200 yds to slow down 20 mph so they can take 85N.

12-20 with some gaps turned into a solid 15-22 or so when Langdon decided to rig his 5.7. Sail sizes from low 7s early to my 4.7. Wings in the 5s.

Friends of Chris V took this nice shot of someone from their sailboat today.

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Great pics!! I stared out the window watching the trees bend over all day. I was stuck in the traffic jam on 285 trying to take the 85N exit in Sandy springs. My x-terra, with 230,000 miles, is starting to show its age. Luckily, once I got moving again the engine temp dropped. Glad you all had a great day!! Happy Thanksgiving

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Photos from yesterday's great session.

William, rigging area, Van Pugh Park
Roland changing foil winds
Langdon carrying foil board to water
Gary, Dimitri & Chris P. windsurfing
Chris P. powered up
Gary with camera on helmet
Dimitri carving

Barrett

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I had my car all packed up and ready to go Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, someone ran into my wife's car (no injuries) and my plans suddenly changed - and you can well guess what had the lowest priority...

Anyway, I was able to get over to my nearby Wingskate park for a short bit of windsport. He is some Footcam video.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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and here's some video to add to the mix, essentially featuring fin sailing with Dmitri and Barrett

(nothing really new or special here ... but thanks to Barrett for slowing down so I could capture him. Dmitri would NOT slow down for me Lol )

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That's an exciting video! So much of your board was out of the water I thought for a while you might be foiling.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Randy - Sorry to hear about your wife's car. Hope to see you at Van Pugh in the near future with more cold fronts headed our way.

Barrett

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