Windsurfing San Francisco Bay

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Windsurfing San Francisco Bay

My wife and I just returned from visiting our daughter near San Francisco. During the visit I took the opportunity to windsurf on the Bay at Coyote Point State Park.

Coyote Point is near the SFO airport, so near in fact that if you sail out half a mile from shore, you're a couple hundred feet under the approach path of jets landing on the parallel runways.

BoardSports rents gear right on the water with showers & grassy rigging areas. I sailed a 100 liter board with a 4.7m sail. If I brought my own gear, I would have used an 85 liter wave board, but the rental gear was super convenient.

The Bay had big swell & steady wind - so much fun compared to Lake Lanier. The water temp and air temp. were the same at 58F. This is a great place to meet locals and sail with an international group of wind and kite surfers.

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2) Sofie visiting from England, enjoying the comparatively "warm" water of the Bay.
3) BoardSports, Coyote Point State Park, San Francisco Bay

Barrett

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