Outnumbered by wingers - again!

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Outnumbered by wingers - again!

Seems like that’s the trend in the Bay Area as well. I took pics of one but a bunch more were heading in as I was leaving shoreline park near Google campus.

Going to Alcatraz today - will report if the picture is different in that area.

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The place should be dirty with wings. Steady and strong winds, big swell. Looking forward to more pics.

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San Francisco Bay update - plenty of white caps today and a bunch of sail boats but nobody on a windsurf, wing or kite board during our ferry ride to Alcatraz at noon and back at around 3pm. Sunny day but wind sure felt chilly and the bay doesn’t look friendly for someone new to it (at my level anyways). Pretty sights though.

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Re: Outnumbered by wingers - again!

Cool photos. That first one looks like it has a tideline (but maybe just a boat wake) showing a transition. Somewhere out there, is a working model of the bay's hydrology. Sailors use it to figure out "current lifts". There's one that even lowly me became aware of– the North Tower eddie. Going upwind on a flood tide you'd be swimming hard upstream in the channel. (I was shocked to see the wake on the weather mark in the middle of the channel). But staying close to shore for current relief you can get a big boost from the eddie that forms toward the bridge tower. Currents, boats, sharks– oh my! Shok

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How long will it be before we decide Wingfoiling is the same sport as Windfoiling which is the same sport as Windsurfing? After all, the only difference is the sail shape.....

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

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Randy wrote:

How long will it be before we decide Wingfoiling is the same sport as Windfoiling which is the same sport as Windsurfing? After all, the only difference is the sail shape.....

Big difference. One sport has a u-joint and the other doesn't. Iirc that's what the windsurfer (tm) patent was about. Biggrin

fwiw, I agree with you. However, some people get their panties in a knot about windfoiling and windsurfing being different sports.

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Could be worse - people could start calling windsurfing "wingsurfing." (Instead of what I most often hear from non-windsurfers: "windsailing.") I've basically decided that when anyone asks what sport I'm doing it's always Windsurfing even if it's really Windkskating, Wingskating, Landsailing, WindSUP, Wingsup, Windfoil or Wingfoil (if ever get there) Wingsurfing or Windsurfing. I'd call it Windsport but probably no one has ever heard of that.

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Randy wrote:

Could be worse - people could start calling windsurfing "wingsurfing." (Instead of what I most often hear from non-windsurfers: "windsailing.") I've basically decided that when anyone asks what sport I'm doing it's always Windsurfing even if it's really Windkskating, Wingskating, Landsailing, WindSUP, Wingsup, Windfoil or Wingfoil (if ever get there) Wingsurfing or Windsurfing. I'd call it Windsport but probably no one has ever heard of that.

What? We all know what it's really called: Parasailing. That's what people call it whether it's a kite, windsurfer or probably even a Hobie Cat.

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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