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mikep
post Sep 13 2007, 08:03 PM
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Hey Everyone,

Went kiting under the Blue Water Bridge today in Sarnia/ Port Huron. It was sick, definitly would recommend it.

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post Sep 13 2007, 10:23 PM
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How big are the waves there?
how deep is the water?
Do u got pics of the beach there?
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post Sep 14 2007, 07:47 AM
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Waves can get big there up to 4 or 5 feet stationary waves. There is a strong current, probably around 5 knots. The current makes its it extremely easy to stay upwind. The only wind direction that works there is a strong south. The water is deep there. Also there is quite often heavy boat traffic with freightors. So be careful and know what'ca doing.


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post Sep 14 2007, 08:09 AM
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Where did you launch from?
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post Sep 14 2007, 10:04 PM
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Inbetween the bridge and the casino theres an empty, yard/ lot. Just past where the walking path ends. Climbed over the rocks and jumped in.


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post Sep 16 2007, 01:15 PM
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This is the best pic that I could come up with for the climb into the water that mike go it at. As for once you get in the water there it is knee deep for about 10 feet and then there is a straight drop off to 30 feet. There is another spot to get in closer to the lake by the lighthouse that could be used. To ride this spot you have to be able to nail every jibe and jump that you do. There is no real place to bail on the US side because it is an 8 foot tall seawall. You did put on a good show for all the people watching.

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post Sep 16 2007, 02:18 PM
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how is this one for you mike. I also have a high res one if you wanted to print one out, just email me if you want it
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post Sep 16 2007, 04:13 PM
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that's an awesome picture and def. some nice riding by mike yet again.


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post Sep 17 2007, 04:00 PM
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Ya Matt that picture looks sick! That would be wicked if you print that up, thanks again for taking them. Well thank you Dan for such a nice comment, but really you rock my world.... Tomorrow looks real good for under the bridge think im going to give it a shot again if anybody wants to come join. Peace


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post Sep 17 2007, 05:55 PM
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mike i might be interested in hitting that up...i have the day off tomorrow and might be willing to make the drive. let me know


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post Sep 18 2007, 04:50 PM
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QUOTE(MercyEh @ Sep 16 2007, 03:18 PM) *
how is this one for you mike. I also have a high res one if you wanted to print one out, just email me if you want it

Matt,

That is a great picture. What is the photographic technique that you use to get the multiple kiteboarder/kite images on the one image?

BTW nice jump mike. About 15 to 18 feet... wish I was there to see that. What about the Windsor Bridge next. Are you using a board leash....seems like that would be required in anything with a strong current like this.

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post Sep 18 2007, 09:49 PM
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blue water bridge sucks cuz of the currents.
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post Sep 19 2007, 11:52 AM
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don't knock it if you haven't experienced for yourself. rode there yesterday with Mike and the currents play in our favor when kiting there on a south wind. smaller kites can be used and the current makes it easier to get back to your board when body dragging. Mike and I rode out there for a good 3hrs yesterday busting out the moves in front of the local crowds on both sides of the border. Many ppl came up to us after to tell us how much the enjoyed the show but i think they really liked the wipeouts. a good overall day with an awesome midnight sail to cap off the day.

lines broken 2
screws popped 1
binding lace shredded 1
kiting under the bridge....definitely worth all the pain.

pics to come soon


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post Sep 19 2007, 12:20 PM
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QUOTE(dan cote @ Sep 19 2007, 12:52 PM) *
don't knock it if you haven't experienced for yourself.


purewind07, it sounds like a fairly advanced spot so newbies (like you and me) should probably hold off until we've got some more skills unsure.gif

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post Sep 19 2007, 12:33 PM
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true...i wanted to put that in there but forgot..thanks i appreciate it.


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