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hercules area launch site

Postby steve goble » Sat May 02, 2009 5:43 pm

can anybody tell me where the launch is for the kites I see in the Hercules area? I work in Rodeo and can't make it to Sherman in time to get an after worrk session. Any tips or suggestions for that launch would be appreciated. Are there sand bags there for self launch? Or is there a sandy beach?
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Re: hercules area launch site

Postby sloughslut » Sun May 03, 2009 12:01 am

I had talked to a couple different people that said there is a place to launch in Hercules and in Pinole but i have not been, but they said go on a ebb tide.
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Re: hercules area launch site

Postby kitenaked » Sun May 03, 2009 11:16 am

There is a small walking path just north of the City of Hercules Wastewater Treatmant Plant. On Low tide, there is a rocky, sandy Muddy area where you can possibly launch. Haven't kited there, but scoped it out with Maui Mike...

San Pablo would be a great place to kite. Launches need some further scoping out!
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Re: hercules area launch site

Postby jrg » Sun May 03, 2009 11:32 am

I windsurfed in Rodeo years ago. Take Pacific to cross the tracks and take a left. Sketchy parking back then. I think the launch would work for a kite and during an ebb, the swell can get good.
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Re: hercules area launch site

Postby CdoG » Mon May 04, 2009 8:43 am

i dont think reed and glen are going to talk about it
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Re: hercules area launch site

Postby K. Cliff » Mon May 04, 2009 6:27 pm

Ha Ha Ha Too funny :). They are being a little quiet :-" . Cough it up Glen!!
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Re: hercules area launch site

Postby dewey » Mon May 04, 2009 6:34 pm

I grew up out there and thought that it would be a perfect place to kite. I spent my whole childhood fishing and swimming everywhere from Point Pinole to Hercules. Let me know what you find.
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Re: hercules area launch site

Postby OliverG » Mon May 04, 2009 10:00 pm

dewey wrote:I grew up out there and thought that it would be a perfect place to kite. I spent my whole childhood fishing and swimming everywhere from Point Pinole to Hercules. Let me know what you find.


The answer is in your post! It's Point Pinole... good on North winds too...
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Re: hercules area launch site

Postby steve goble » Wed May 06, 2009 5:52 pm

Thanks for the help guys. I was in the area last summer at a wedding party and saw kites in the air but didn't go down to see where they were launching. On google earth it looked to me that they were east of the waste water treatment plant. I will check it out. I know that the weather radio often shows that as being the windiest part of the bay.
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Re: hercules area launch site

Postby CdoG » Wed May 06, 2009 6:20 pm

look buy the school too..
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