Another Amazing Trip to Tawas!

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Another Amazing Trip to Tawas!

Postby Like To Kite » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:24 pm

Once again, Tawas came through for us! We kited 5 out of 5 days! A couple of the days were thanks to the Ozone Zephyr, a 17m light wind specific kite. It made non-kiteable days kiteable. We were jumping and cruising upwind with ease while all the other kiters were sitting on the beach.

On Monday and Tuesday we had fantastic conditions and we were able to use the new 9m C4 with the new Crazy Fly boards, super fun!

Everyone did super well and it was incredibly fun on and off the water!


Mike and the Ozone Zephyr, a massive kite for light winds
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Taking out the Zephyr with the Spleene Door, a fantastic light wind combo
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Jason Kite Skimming!
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Our Brazilian friend, Marco, enjoying the day
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Great day for lessons with Katie and Jeff
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Light wind activities
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Windy Sunday! Jeff upwind bodydragging
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Stephen rockin his new Crazy Fly Shox
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End to an awesome day!
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Happy Monday - Great Wind!
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Jason cruising upwind, what an accomplishment!
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Nick and I paying our kiting dues with lots of upwind walking. Everyone's gotta do it sometime!
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All the walking pays off, Nick is up and riding at the end of the trip!
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Videos:

http://picasaweb.google.com/10929423804 ... 4285553746

http://picasaweb.google.com/10929423804 ... 7921188946

My first time kiting while holding a camera, sorry a little shaky. Jason is on both videos, once with the blue Solo and then on the orange 9m C4 while I was using the white 11m Ozone C4. So fun to see Jason going upwind and everyone doing so well!
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Postby adseguy » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:08 pm

Amanda. Great photos and videos!

I gotta make it up there one day. Loosk like TONS of flat water and you guys always hit at least a few days of good wind up there! The crew going up seems to grow everytime!
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Postby snowball » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:33 pm

Looks awesome !!!
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Postby Misfit » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:37 am

Everyone looks like they're having soooooooo much fun!!! Awesome!! thanks for the photos!


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Postby Bob » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:09 am

Cool Stuff Amanda. Looks like a great place for riding and learning. Glad also to see you doing what you are doing to help out the local crew learn this great sport. Best of luck.
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Postby Like To Kite » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:15 am

Thanks for the nice comments, much appreciated!

Thought I'd post a few more pics that I just downloaded from our Brazilian friend, Marco. Marco just went back to Brazil and we all miss having him here. We'll have to plan that snowkite trip this winter with Marco and his 15 Brazilian friends.


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Toast to Marco! Sad to see you go. Looking forward to kiting with you hopefully again this winter!

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Re: Another Amazing Trip to Tawas!

Postby Kitefun » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:47 pm

I am new to this great sport and am enjoying these great posts. Looking for info/advise on kiteboarding spots in Chicago area Where is Tawas, looks like a great spot.
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Re: Another Amazing Trip to Tawas!

Postby Like To Kite » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:03 pm

Hi Kitefun, welcome to the forum and the Chicago kite community!

As a kiter in the Chicago area, it helps if you are willing to explore. There are many beautiful beaches throughout IL, WI, IN and MI. Wind direction varies daily and there are very localized weather systems. Here is a little more info on that:
http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/lakemichiganwind.html

Check out the Where to Ride section of ChicagoKitesurfing.com and make sure to click on the various states.
http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/where ... inois.html

The Chicago kiting scene is fun and full of very active kiters, a great group of people. In order to connect with everyone the best thing to do is post on the ChicagoKitesurfing.com forum under WhereTo Ride. If you are planning on heading out kiting be sure to post even if no one else has because many people look at the forum. You can get advice on where it may be good that day and you will probably find people that would also like to go.
http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/kiteb ... m.php?f=11

To answer your question about Tawas, it is an excellent location. It is a 6.5 hour drive from Chicago.
http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Chicago ... 11d48abe9c

A group of us are going this coming weekend and it would be great if you can join us:
http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/kiteb ... =3&t=10007

Maurice(Dutchkiteboarder), Kytbord, and Juan are going the following weekend:
http://www.chicagokitesurfing.com/kiteb ... 11&t=10015

Have a great time enjoying all the Midwest has to offer!

Happy Kiting!
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