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Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope

Tomorrow looks like it requires divine intervention. On Saturday, the GFS model is suggesting the hint of just enough. Really at the margin, though. Sunday is interesting because it's NE and sometimes those tend to outperform in the am.

Let's face it. At this point, I'm admittedly grasping at straws. Probably should just take out the really big thing I have with sails and, more importantly, an internal combustion engine. This is, after all, Atlanta.

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Re: Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope

Catalinas are great in 8+, less than that
I recommend trout fishing.

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Re: Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope

Alternatively, rowing is great in 10- !!😁

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Re: Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope
HamdiD wrote:

Alternatively, rowing is great in 10- !!😁

When I think of rowing, it's not as a sport. Lol

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Re: Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope

Just when you think Atlanta has to be the worst at least we don't have

Portuguese Man of War jellyfish swarms Shok

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Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Wilmington NC 508 AM EDT Fri May 29 2020

NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-300000-
/O.NEW.KILM.BH.S.0013.200529T1000Z-200530T0000Z/
Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Brunswick-
Coastal Horry-Coastal Georgetown-
508 AM EDT Fri May 29 2020

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Portuguese Man of War jellyfish swarms are possible along
the beaches. Also, a moderate risk of rip currents is expected.

* WHERE...In South Carolina, Coastal Horry and Coastal
Georgetown Counties. In North Carolina, Coastal Pender,
Coastal New Hanover and Coastal Brunswick Counties.

* WHEN...Through this evening.

* IMPACTS...There have been multiple reports of Portuguese Man of
War jellyfish in the waters, with some washing ashore. Heed the
advice of lifeguards. Avoid being stung. Also, rip currents can
sweep away even the best swimmers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.

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Re: Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope

Yes, yes... just a nudge up, please. (Dots - gusts - usually appear once the base wind strength reaches 10). Go ahead and get my hopes up just so they can be dashed tomorrow.

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Re: Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope

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

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Randy, you never offend my sensibilities. Ponder, Pine, Vineyard, Signal and Red Top Mountains, on the other hand... Biggrin

I do appreciate your efforts to alleviate my misery. Alas, I'll stare at the water this weekend contemplating my sad existence .

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Or, just launch from the Cumming side. ROFL

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webguy wrote:

I do appreciate your efforts to alleviate my misery. Alas, I'll stare at the water this weekend contemplating my sad existence .

Could be worse. You could be this guy.

https://www.theonion.com/new-day-same-bullshit-whispers-dalai-lama-before-sl-1839720347

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Re: Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope

Barrett and I are considering going to Van Pugh around 3 if anyone else is interested. If it's crowded, we'll then try Old Fed.

text me at 404-313-0437 if you are interested.

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Re: Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope

3.15, VP, 10 parking spaces per the gate lady, some dark water, I'm going to pass.

Gene

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Re: Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope

The wind was actually good. The boat chop was about as brutal as I can remember. Still had fun. Barrett, Mauricio (late) and I sailed VP. Hamdi showed up (and helped me get a good spot) but his spot was around the corner so he bagged it and went for a bike ride. Langdon got locked out of Old Fed took a look at Holly and decided to bail. Dave and Dixie Delozier stopped by on their boat and said hi right after I foiled out on a boat wake. At least I was entertaining. Shok

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Peggy joined me & saved the day. We arrived just as the entrance closed. Fortunately a space opened up and Peggy held it for me. Then she held a space for Mauricio. As William reported, the boat wakes & chop turned out to be a challenge, but at least I got out for my second foil run. I didn't last long, but it was worth the effort to get out on a summer day with a breeze. Fortunately, William went far out of sight, so onlookers were impressed with my feeble attempts, giving me a round of applause when I came in. Peggy knew what good foiling looks like, and was happy I didn't get hurt.

Barrett

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Re: Fri -Sun 5/29-31 Not much of a chance but we can hope

Glad it worked for you guys. What board and sail are you using for foiling?

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Randy wrote:

Glad it worked for you guys. What board and sail are you using for foiling?

Thanks for the good vibes, sir. I was on usual 130l 7.7 1000cm2 wing
Barrett on 140l-ish (similar shape). 6.7, 2100cm2 wing.

I sailed up to in front of the sailing club past Aqualand when I did my disappearing trick. The water was much calmer there because boat wakes tended to be in line with the wind chop rather than perpendicular. Wind wasn't as strong so headed back towards VP. There's a reason why we put up with the idiosyncrasies of the place.

Nice avatar? Is that from Heironymus Bosch?

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No - I decided it was time to get better PPE. It's a plague doctor mask.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor

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