Pondering WP run tomorrow

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Pondering WP run tomorrow

(West Point) Looks like a barely foilable SW but warm. Anybody interested in taking a chance?

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=32.9393&lon=-85.1825&unit=0&lg=english&FcstType=graphical

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Re: Pondering WP run tomorrow

Still in NC.

But I will be going Sunday. Someone call the launch

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Re: Pondering WP run tomorrow
Langdon wrote:

Still in NC.

But I will be going Sunday. Someone call the launch

W 15-25? The place that gives me the most wind and swell...

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Re: Pondering WP run tomorrow

See you at VP then.
Lunchtime?
I don't mind the chop ... I mean swell... as much now

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Re: Pondering WP run tomorrow

Be careful on WestPoint, I was down there Mountain Biking today and the lake is way down.
I scrubbed some rocks at Old Federal Wednesday too. Stay a good 50 to 75’ away from the south tip of the island right off the launch.

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Re: Pondering WP run tomorrow

I intend to be at VP on Sun, possibly mid-morning (ish).

I am afraid tomorrow would be a bust for my level / equipment (more the former than the latter) and WP is a hike for me - not a great combination of conditions and time investment. If the forecast looks a little better, I might try VT?

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Re: Pondering WP run tomorrow

Score! 70 degrees. Blue sky. Foiling about 2/3s of the time. Yahoo

Edit: a great place to work on those foil jibes. The fetch isn't too long, there's almost no boat traffic and the shore slope absorbs rather than reflects any chop. I think I did at least a couple with no tippy taps.

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Re: Pondering WP run tomorrow

I assume you managed to avoid the nasty rocks and wicked characters. Or is it Old Fed that has the foil smashing rocks? Or both?

There is no off season.

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Re: Pondering WP run tomorrow
moredownhaul wrote:

Be careful on WestPoint, I was down there Mountain Biking today and the lake is way down. I scrubbed some rocks at Old Federal Wednesday too. Stay a good 50 to 75’ away from the south tip of the island right off the launch.

Not that far down. It has a gentle slope so it's only down a few feet but the beach gets big faster than Lanier. Likewise, you have to make sure you get off the foil sooner. On the other hand, the gentle slope means a bit of a margin of error. I think it was about 20 ft from the grass to the water. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Pondering WP run tomorrow

Good to hear. You launched at the day park?
I may go there Monday.

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moredownhaul wrote:

Good to hear. You launched at the day park? I may go there Monday.

Yep. Drove straight in and parked in the "curve" facing out. There's a little bit of a point there now with the water down. I launched from the N. side just right of where the pic above is (like 30-40 ft.) . Looked clear all the way across. Not sure about the S. side as there is a reef marker just off the point that's in the pic.

Wind started from the west, onshore, but shifted SW/S over the dam. Turns out I could have parked either side. Just walk out chest deep and you should be good. I stayed away from anything that looked like a reef marker.

Edit: Added pic from Google Maps which has the water down a bit so you can see the bottom better. Arrrow is where I launched. Good thing I went away from the point...
Edit edit: Bing has the water down even more...

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