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Old 11-01-2006, 07:38 AM
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Never tried it. Might work with a dead north wind but its not that wide. One problem with Guana is there are only roads on the middle half of the Cay. Most winter kiting is on the Ocean. The beach in front of Nippers is wide and except for Pig Roast on sunday, empty. There is an outer reef about a quarter mile out that breaks the ground swell. As the fronts bust through its side shore from the west then as it clocks it will stay NE until the next one starts. About a half mile down the beach the outer reef ends and serious surf starts. There are intermitent reef a 100 yards off shore. Great surfing if the wind goes offshore.
With a boat there is unlimited flat water sailing by tucking behind cays in the sea of abaco. When the wind is out of the south, Bakers bay or shell island, a cay made when disney dredged the turning basin for the cruise ships they later abandoned.
Treasure Cay is killer in a north wind.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:03 AM
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So many great riding areas over your way. A look seaward from Nippers on Guana Cay.



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Old 11-01-2006, 12:53 PM
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Check http://barometerbob.com/ Wave cam at Garbonzo's - White Sound

WIth weather station for current wind.
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:19 AM
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Check http://barometerbob.com/ Wave cam at Garbonzo's - White Sound

WIth weather station for current wind.
Thanks, I found out about Barometer Bob in researching for the wedding. Great stuff! Trouble is, I never managed to make it to the Abacos yet for wind. How do you feel the White Cay, Hopetown sensors reflect actual conditions, pretty accurate? I have been wanting to grab a flight and hit things when the wind is on for sometime. I suspect this weekend will be idea but won't be able to make it this time. BTW, have you checked out any of the tow-in surfing around Elbow Cay or the Hub area?

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Old 11-04-2006, 01:23 PM
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White sound link is the most accurate. It reads about 3-4k high.

Tow in unlikely with any size on Elbow. There is no deep water channel near by. There are several spots on the Western end of Guana. There is an inner and outer reef. All the inner spots are paddle out. The outer reef breaks when it gets big (10'+). A couple of the kids had gone out by boat. The reef is narely. The best spot for big surf in a point beak 100m off shore. Flat rock bottom. Has held up to a 20' swell and makeable.
Jet ski would be better for rescue when caught inside.
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:10 AM
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sounds like you have the secret spot,that's not a secret anymore.

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White sound link is the most accurate. It reads about 3-4k high.

Tow in unlikely with any size on Elbow. There is no deep water channel near by. There are several spots on the Western end of Guana. There is an inner and outer reef. All the inner spots are paddle out. The outer reef breaks when it gets big (10'+). A couple of the kids had gone out by boat. The reef is narely. The best spot for big surf in a point beak 100m off shore. Flat rock bottom. Has held up to a 20' swell and makeable.
Jet ski would be better for rescue when caught inside.
Thanks for the insight on the info from the White Sound sensor. One of these days I'll hit it over that way.

I had heard that Chuck Patterson out of California and Hawaii had done some tow-in surfing off of Elbow Cay but wondered where and in what sort of conditions. Sounds like a great spot.

Hey A.J., you are right from what I've seen. Then again, it looks like you have hundreds (thousands?) of other great spots throughout the archipelago. Too much to hopefully saturate with folks in our lifetime. Just flying over the islands on the way to BVI or the ABCs the immensity and abundance of empty beaches, launches, reef breaks can blow you away. It really is better in the Bahamas!

How about that event? After tooling about 65 miles down the coast last Saturday, I am up for some new scenery. An inter-island run would be interesting. How about something in the Sea of Abaco or along the Atlantic side of the island arc, say from Hope Town to Little Harbour or Spanish Cay to MOW or ... ? Lots of possibilities.
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:12 AM
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googel earth is allway a good one to have a look at to , the bahamas dosent look as prity on GE as it does from the air in a plane but it give's you the lat and long for some rad spots.

a whyle ago I was discussing a possable multi day down winder from Nassau to GT exuma (not cheap)
I think a shorter race might be good from abaco to nassau or visa versa.
or abaco to spanish wells.
I think it would be a good idear to get involved with the races that are allready going on in FL and have some sort of structure allready, and then try and sort it out for here.
like make it an end of the season thing (before the wind runs out)spring would be the best time for wind here, what do you think?
do you have some sort of comitee or contacts that could help us organizie it?

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This is such a good topic, I thought it deserved its own thread, so ...

http://www.fksa.org/viewtopic.php?t=3110
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hopefully it works out because it could be an awsome event.
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