Suggestions for places to windsurf

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Suggestions for places to windsurf

I'm not sure if I have permissions to edit or add to the places to windsurf wikis
but it would be awesome if we could add if the places are foil-able or not.

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Re: Suggestions for places to windsurf

Maybe it would be easier to just have a list of places and comments on whether each one is foil-able or not. It is a little tricky though. Take OBX - Canadian Hole is from what I understand, and if you go out far enough many other places are, though it may be a long ways out depending the location and the wind strength/direction.

Other places like Galts for example, are foil-able, but you better be careful because the water depth varies a lot in the spring and fall, and it would be pretty easy to mess up a foil. Old Fed has some foil eating rocks that I tripped over last week (fortunately, while my board was just wearing a fin.)

I'll add one more danger zone - Tidwell. Somewhere to the SE of the boat ramp there is (or was years ago) a nasty tree stump. It ate one of my fins once. I'd hate to hit it with a foil. Better to keep your distance from that area near the boat ramp. This pic shows where it is. This is normally not a problem but becomes one if the water is low, like now.

There is no off season.

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Re: Suggestions for places to windsurf
Randy wrote:

Maybe it would be easier to just have a list of places and comments on whether each one is foil-able or not.

Yes I agree.

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Re: Suggestions for places to windsurf

Here is a map indicating the danger zones at Old Fed. There may be others.....Would be nice if the MAPS photo showed more current (low) water conditions.

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Re: Suggestions for places to windsurf

Old Fed lower tide.

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Re: Suggestions for places to windsurf

If you have the Google earth app you can go to View/ Historical Imagery and scroll the time bar to 4/2008 and see Lanier at one of it's lowest levels. Other lakes too.

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Re: Suggestions for places to windsurf

Ah - the good old days of Randy's Island off of VP. (Shown in the first pic - marked as Shallow at Low Water). That was when we had our own Jibe city, and you could walk to Bozo Island and see the graves on the way.

I can't seem to get Earth to load. Alan - can you show Tidwell in 2008. I want to see that tree stump. (I ran into it prior to the 2008 drought.)

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Re: Suggestions for places to windsurf

I don't see a stump

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Re: Suggestions for places to windsurf
moredownhaul wrote:

I don't see a stump

I stumped too. Maybe they removed it. Or maybe it just isn't big enough (though I though it was pretty big.) Thanks Alan.

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Re: Suggestions for places to windsurf

Possibly this is it. When you see how small the cars are, the stump would have to be pretty hard to see. The only sure way to know if it is there and where it is would be to get a really long foil sail in full speed to boat ramp.

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Re: Suggestions for places to windsurf

Back from Savannah.

If someone wants rights to edit the wiki, contact me. Originally, it was set up that anyone logged into the web site could but this is literally the first time in maybe eight years someone has actually expressed interest in doing so.

Meanwhile, we can do several things:
1) Add a section: recommended foil spots
2) Add a section in the page for a spot about its foil suitability.
3) Add a foil icon to the map which I've been planning to do along with better windsurf and a kite icon. This is on my long to do list.

Or, write something up and forward it to me if you don't feel like learning wiki syntax and I'll put it up. There are 80 pages in the "Windsurfing Sites" category so we've put up a ton of info if anyone has missed it: https://windsportatlanta.com/wiki/Category:Windsurfing_Sites
There are a few placeholders in that list but there's a ton of info there and in the maps: https://windsportatlanta.com/wiki/Category:Maps

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