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Fall SOBB 2018

Blitzhound - 6-11-2018 at 01:21 AM

August 31 - September 9
I believe these are the dates. It's never to early to start planning for SOBB. I hope to see many familiar faces and many new ones. I will be on vacation so there will be no excuses this time. Let's see if we can top Spring SOBB and make fall the BEST SOBB EVER!

Windstruck - 6-11-2018 at 02:36 AM

Every great event needs its own thread! As I've mentioned previously, I'm going to try and make this. It is a long-arsed drive for me that will involve an overnight along the way and back, but some things are just worth the effort. My tentative plans are to spend Labor Day with the family and then drive up in time to catch the afternoon winds that Wednesday the 5th. Buggy and hang out through Friday night and then drive home that weekend. This should be a blast! :thumbup:

eric67m - 6-11-2018 at 04:06 AM


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Blitzhound - 6-11-2018 at 04:53 AM

Windstruck: can't wait to finally get to buggy with you brother. I sure hope you can make it. Beside. I'm hoping you'll introduce me to those sweet looking Race Stars you got. I'll introduce you to the only set of PKD Inferno's this side of the pond.

cheezycheese - 6-11-2018 at 06:18 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Blitzhound  
Windstruck: can't wait to finally get to buggy with you brother. I sure hope you can make it. Beside. I'm hoping you'll introduce me to those sweet looking Race Stars you got. I'll introduce you to the only set of PKD Inferno's this side of the pond.


Speaking of those Infernos, some pics or a little review please... inquiring minds want to know...

Windstruck - 6-11-2018 at 07:15 AM

Thanks guys! Great welcome. As I've been pondering this I've been thinking more that my playa buggy is missing something potentially important for the beach, viz., a front fender. I have a standard PL BigFoot fork that I swap out my 6 ply trailer tires or Nanco BF slicks depending on surface conditions. Obviously thinking I would roll on the BFs at SOBB but thought I'd bring the smaller tires too. I do have one of those triangular pieces of material stretching from my front fork to under my seat but I'm thinking that is just a good start, but not enough to keep sand out of my grill.

I've got time to work on a fender solution and am looking to hear about how important this is. I like projects like this so I could be easily swayed. A new project! Thanks in advance for your insights as beach rollers.

eric67m - 6-11-2018 at 07:37 AM

I definitely appreciate the fenders on my two buggies. Projects are always good to keep your mind working...

Assuming the tides are decent you can use barrows just fine on the tide washed section. Bigfoot lites, beach racers or speed racers open up the upper soft part of the beach when the tide is up. The upper section is unrideable with barrows.I find the upper, softer section to be bumpier than the tide washed section with Bigfoot lites, but bumpy bugging is better than no bugging at all.

Windstruck - 6-11-2018 at 07:58 AM

Quote: Originally posted by eric67m  
I definitely appreciate the fenders on my two buggies. Projects are always good to keep your mind working...

Assuming the tides are decent you can use barrows just fine on the tide washed section. Bigfoot lites, beach racers or speed racers open up the upper soft part of the beach when the tide is up. The upper section is unrideable with barrows.I find the upper, softer section to be bumpier than the tide washed section with Bigfoot lites, but bumpy bugging is better than no bugging at all.


Thanks for the feedback! Project it is!!! :karate:

Morrie Williams - 6-11-2018 at 08:23 AM

Here's the countdown to Fall SOBB 2018:

https://www.tickcounter.com/countdown/623359/countdown-to-fa...

eric67m - 6-11-2018 at 09:55 AM

Morrie,
Will you post tides and buggy camp directions on this first page so anyone new can come and join in on the event (New people are always appreciated to "share the stoke") it wad fun to meet Jed from Canada and ride with him this last spring.

Morrie Williams - 6-11-2018 at 02:24 PM

I can't post to Blitzhound's post, but I can post here and if he wants he can edit his post and add the countdown, tides and directions to buggy camp.

Here's the countdown to Fall SOBB 2018:

https://www.tickcounter.com/countdown/623359/countdown-to-fa...

Here are the tides for Fall SOBB 2018:

Attachment: SOBB 2018 Fall Tides.pdf (15kB)
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Here are the directions to Buggy Camp:

Attachment: SOBB Buggy Camp.pdf (119kB)
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Wind_dog - 6-11-2018 at 11:14 PM

" It is a long-arsed drive for me that will involve an overnight along the way and back, but some things are just worth the effort."

Alvord would be the obvious overnight (Or two) on the way. I'll meet you there and overnight as well. Plan a day or more to ride on the playa that dwarfs Ivanpah.

Blitzhound - 6-12-2018 at 01:19 AM

Quote: Originally posted by cheezycheese  
Quote: Originally posted by Blitzhound  
Windstruck: can't wait to finally get to buggy with you brother. I sure hope you can make it. Beside. I'm hoping you'll introduce me to those sweet looking Race Stars you got. I'll introduce you to the only set of PKD Inferno's this side of the pond.


Speaking of those Infernos, some pics or a little review please... inquiring minds want to know...

Cheezy. I will definitely get some pics and do a write up as soon as I get a chance to actually fly them. I work on a ship. As of tomorrow I'll have been on here for 3 months. But I get off Friday in Tokyo. So hopefully in the next few weeks I can get out and get some flight time with these beautiful girls. My initial plan is that these are going to be my Alvord Playa kites. Where I can really crank up the speed. Just got me a set of sysmic linticulers from Van for the Croozer. I'm gearing up to set some new PB's out at Alvord this summer!

Windstruck - 6-12-2018 at 07:09 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Wind_dog  
" It is a long-arsed drive for me that will involve an overnight along the way and back, but some things are just worth the effort."

Alvord would be the obvious overnight (Or two) on the way. I'll meet you there and overnight as well. Plan a day or more to ride on the playa that dwarfs Ivanpah.


Alvord is legendary. I absolutely want to ride it someday. That is a great offer and doing it with you would be a blast. I think this go around I should stay focused on getting my seat meat to and from Sunset Beach. I do see how I could drive to make that happen (I-80W to Winnemucca, etc.) but this trip is going to be super long as it is if I want three days in the buggy at Sunset Beach which feels right to me.

I'm thinking drive up to Bend, OR in one shot (something I've done a bunch of times before when our son was a college student at UO) and then finish out the drive the next day. On the return drive all day on I84 to Boise, ID and then finish out the trip the next day.

Windstruck - 6-13-2018 at 01:59 PM

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"I'm in there like swimwear" SpyFox

sand flea - 6-20-2018 at 04:36 PM

We won't get washed off the beach at high tide this year

The tides are going to be great for long days on the beach

slapbasswoody - 6-21-2018 at 07:01 AM

I am feeling it is time for me to make the decision to drive up there this year

Windstruck - 6-21-2018 at 07:41 AM

Quote: Originally posted by slapbasswoody  
I am feeling it is time for me to make the decision to drive up there this year


UT represents! I was hoping this event would sway you like this. I'm planning on driving up the day after Labor Day as far as Bend, OR and then complete the journey the following morning. On the return it should work well to push to Boise, ID and then finish out.

slapbasswoody - 6-21-2018 at 08:15 AM

It looks like it will be just me, as Jack will have started college.

slapbasswoody - 6-22-2018 at 07:26 AM

It's done!!!!!
I have got a week pass from my better half and booked a weeks vacation.
Roll on September.

eric67m - 6-22-2018 at 11:26 AM

It sounds like things are shaping up to be "THE BEST SOBB EVER".

Windstruck - 6-22-2018 at 01:08 PM

Quote: Originally posted by slapbasswoody  
It's done!!!!!
I have got a week pass from my better half and booked a weeks vacation.
Roll on September.



:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

slapbasswoody - 6-26-2018 at 08:22 AM

Ok folks, what do I need to do to make sure I have a place to sleep for the week.
Ohhhhh and before anyone gets any smart ideas.........I don't double bunk ha ha ha

Windstruck - 6-26-2018 at 08:26 AM

Quote: Originally posted by slapbasswoody  
.........I don't double bunk ha ha ha


That's not what I heard from the fellas in the Battery Operated Boyfriends band... :moon:

Blitzhound - 6-26-2018 at 09:18 AM

what About hot bunking? Since spooning is clearly out of the question.

eric67m - 6-26-2018 at 11:45 AM

"20 bucks is 20 bucks"

Bladerunner - 6-26-2018 at 01:32 PM

You need very little stuff to camp at buggy camp. You can get by with a tent and sleeping bag as a minimum. A great camp kitchen with communal meals, porta potty, water tap and camp fire all by donation. I have an old tent and sleeping bag I could take for you?
If you prefer a hotel room I highly recommend the City Center Hotel in Seaside. Not at all fancy but clean and an excellent location.

It can be cool and damp some years even if it doesn't rain so warm wet weather clothes are ideal.

slapbasswoody - 6-26-2018 at 03:17 PM

Thanks fellas, I think I'll bring along a tent for the week then.
I'll be bringing a can of Windstruck spray to keep Steve away too!!!!!:o:o

Windstruck - 6-26-2018 at 04:40 PM

Quote: Originally posted by slapbasswoody  

I'll be bringing a can of Windstruck spray to keep Steve away too!!!!!:o:o


Better bring two...

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slapbasswoody - 7-3-2018 at 06:51 AM

Is it time yet????????

jrhook - 7-3-2018 at 07:03 AM

Always looking for a reason to travel, so how is the landboarding there? Compared to say, Jekyll Island for anyone who knows both venues. Hardpack real estate, for instance, is there some ride-able acreage?

Bladerunner - 7-3-2018 at 03:10 PM

I have not had the pleasure of riding at Jibe.
Seaside has fantastic hard pack sand. Nothing like Wildwood. I chose to use a buggy there. Even my thinner Coyote wheels stay on top at Seaside. Not so much at Wildwood.

There is lots of hardpack on low tide. I am pretty sure it would be 2/3 of what I imagine JI to be. But I think JI is Hooj!

Now the catch.
Onshore wind is a very rare beast. With onshore wind you can ride for miles and miles without turning back. Too often the wind is sideshore or side on. With those winds it is impossible to ride ATB on high tide. You need to deal with tide pools on the outgoing tide.

So.....
YES. You will love ATB on Sunset!

If you do want to go and would like to stay at buggy camp we can talk. I can probably set you up with a junky old tent and such. If you prefer a hotel I like City Center hotel in Seaside but lots of choices.

eric67m - 7-3-2018 at 04:37 PM

Also if you ask, many of us would let you take our buggies for a spin.

Come and have fun.

jrhook - 7-3-2018 at 06:08 PM

Thanks for the info and hospitality! I've been looking for another reason to head back out to PNW. A couple trips to Seattle years ago and I've been feeling the pull to come back. And Vancouver is a must! I'll be keeping an eye on SOBB as another reason to come out. Maybe Vancouver first drive south and fly back from San Francisco. Have a great one!

Bladerunner - 7-4-2018 at 02:15 PM

Vancouver is a great city to visit and the Canadian Peso is running at about .75 to the U.S. dollar.

Winds here are hit and miss. Garry Point is the only decent kite park and it is not exactly the ultimate destination location.That is why we travel south so much. If you ride water Squamish IS a destination location. The thermals hold up until mid to late September.

Another option is to visit the beaches in Southern Washington. There are a number of them. All with great hard pack for ATB. Odds are pretty good that you would get folks to join you.

Windstruck - 8-4-2018 at 03:23 PM

Alright, I couldn't bear the sight of "No posts in the past 24 hours"... that's just wrong!!! :mad:

I for one am excited as all heck for SOBB, now just a few short weeks away. I've got a new 7.0m RaceStar on order scheduled to arrive just in time to bring with me right after Labor Day. This will allow direct 7.0m RaceStar vs 7.5m LongStar-2 comparisons, something I'm quite excited about should the wind Gods serve up wind in the appropriate range while I'm up there. Also, because we'll be kiting over sand I'm perfectly happy to let anyone test drive any of my Born-Kites. I'm reluctant to do that on Lake Ivanpah because of how harsh the conditions are out there. I know how much abuse they take in my hands, and I just don't want to put that on somebody else. However, sand... bring it on!

The countdown continues.... :singing:

eric67m - 8-11-2018 at 02:26 PM

I will be at SOBB for both weekends Friday through Sunday. Cora and Awroo the first weekend and just Awroo the second weekend.

Sandflea, You will get your axle stubs then.

sand flea - 8-12-2018 at 08:41 PM

Thank you

slapbasswoody - 8-13-2018 at 07:17 AM

Not long now!!!!!!!!

Just bought a new car so I need to make up a buggy bracket for the back.
Better get my butt into gear.

Morrie Williams - 8-13-2018 at 07:32 AM

Here's current info if anyone needs it

Quote: Originally posted by Morrie Williams  
I can't post to Blitzhound's post, but I can post here and if he wants he can edit his post and add the countdown, tides and directions to buggy camp.

Here's the countdown to Fall SOBB 2018:

https://www.tickcounter.com/countdown/623359/countdown-to-fa...

Here are the tides for Fall SOBB 2018:

Attachment: SOBB 2018 Fall Tides.pdf (15kB)
This file has been downloaded 190 times


Here are the directions to Buggy Camp:

Attachment: SOBB Buggy Camp.pdf (119kB)
This file has been downloaded 180 times




slapbasswoody - 8-16-2018 at 06:45 AM

I'm all ready for SOBB.



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jeffnyc - 8-16-2018 at 07:25 AM

That's gonna turn some heads on the highway! Nice rig slapbasswoody!

eric67m - 8-16-2018 at 10:24 AM

That looks similar to a picture I snapped at buggy camp last year... I am looking forward to seeing everyone again and some good beach time.


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Bladerunner - 8-16-2018 at 10:48 AM

When do you arrive Slapwoodsy?
I will be there the 1st weekend. Just not sure what day I am heading home. Want to ride with you and Steve at least 1 day.

Windstruck - 8-16-2018 at 11:38 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Bladerunner  
When do you arrive Slapwoodsy?
I will be there the 1st weekend. Just not sure what day I am heading home. Want to ride with you and Steve at least 1 day.


Ken - I do really hope to be able to ride with you. I'm going to be there Wednesday to Saturday, leaving UT the morning after Labor Day Monday and spending the night in Bend, OR on route for buggy paradise.

Bladerunner - 8-16-2018 at 12:43 PM

Sounds good Steve. At the moment I am thinking I will leave on Friday?

Windstruck - 8-16-2018 at 12:50 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Bladerunner  
Sounds good Steve. At the moment I am thinking I will leave on Friday?


Cool beans brother. Are you going to be on skates? I'd think they'd work if the sand was real hard like after the tide goes out, but maybe a little more "tough sledding" in the soft stuff.

I'll have both my LongStar-2s and RaceStars with me and you are more than welcome to test them out. If the wind is right we would be able to do back to back 7.5m LS2 and 7.0 RS comparisons which could be fun. Happy to swap back and forth if the wind range is right.

slapbasswoody - 8-16-2018 at 01:19 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
Quote: Originally posted by Bladerunner  
When do you arrive Slapwoodsy?
I will be there the 1st weekend. Just not sure what day I am heading home. Want to ride with you and Steve at least 1 day.


I am planning to get there for the first Friday and be there right up until the following Saturday.

slapbasswoody - 8-16-2018 at 01:32 PM

A quick question for the folks that fly on Sunset Beach.
Will there be any need for me to bring disc wheels or does the beach dry off well enough for Bigfoots (Bigfeet????)

Thank you and see you soon

Bladerunner - 8-16-2018 at 02:43 PM

It looks like you will be riding on outgoing tides? There is lots of hard pack at low tide but it is probably most ideal for your discs after it has dried out a bit? Beamer Bob can give 1st hand feedback. He ran his there once and I think will say don't bother???


Bigfoot are a HUGE advantage. You can ride the whole beach no matter what tide + can do limited runs in the dunes. Ask Eli or Sunset Jim about the dunes before plowing in. They are sort of off limits.



Bladerunner - 8-16-2018 at 02:43 PM

It looks like you will be riding on outgoing tides? There is lots of hard pack at low tide but it is probably most ideal for your discs after it has dried out a bit? Beamer Bob can give 1st hand feedback. He ran his there once and I think will say don't bother???


Bigfoot are a HUGE advantage. You can ride the whole beach no matter what tide + can do limited runs in the dunes. Ask Eli or Sunset Jim about the dunes before plowing in. They are sort of off limits.



slapbasswoody - 8-17-2018 at 06:15 AM

Quote: Originally posted by Bladerunner  
It looks like you will be riding on outgoing tides? There is lots of hard pack at low tide but it is probably most ideal for your discs after it has dried out a bit? Beamer Bob can give 1st hand feedback. He ran his there once and I think will say don't bother???


Bigfoot are a HUGE advantage. You can ride the whole beach no matter what tide + can do limited runs in the dunes. Ask Eli or Sunset Jim about the dunes before plowing in. They are sort of off limits.

Thanks for all the info.
I usually use my disks when there is a layer of water on the beach.
Stops me from aquaplaning and doing those uncontrollable 360's.




sand flea - 8-24-2018 at 03:50 PM

7 days to go....
Sunset Beach and Buggy Camp!
Can't wait


Windstruck - 8-24-2018 at 04:12 PM

Quote: Originally posted by sand flea  
7 days to go....
Sunset Beach and Buggy Camp!
Can't wait



I'm right there with you! In fact, I just moved up my driving plans one day so I now plan to roll into buggy camp the day after Labor Day not that Wednesday. Whupp!

ColinW - 8-25-2018 at 01:47 PM

Roberta, Joey and I will be travelling on the Tuesday as well.
We will probably be leaving the following Sunday.
Can not wait!!!
Colin

Windstruck - 8-25-2018 at 02:31 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
Quote: Originally posted by sand flea  
7 days to go....
Sunset Beach and Buggy Camp!
Can't wait



I'm right there with you! In fact, I just moved up my driving plans one day so I now plan to roll into buggy camp the day after Labor Day not that Wednesday. Whupp!


Best laid plans! I'm back to driving up Tuesday and Wednesday morning in time for the Wednesday low tides and afternoon winds. Read onshore winds.

Reason - I forgot about our "Minors Day" parade here in Park City that happens on Labor Day. I always take my daughter to that and can't start missing that now. Dang.

eric67m - 8-25-2018 at 03:39 PM

Who else showing up on Friday?

slapbasswoody - 8-28-2018 at 06:55 AM

Quote: Originally posted by eric67m  
Who else showing up on Friday?


I'll be there Friday

Morrie Williams - 8-28-2018 at 09:14 AM

I'll be there Friday 8/31 mid-afternoon.

eric67m - 8-28-2018 at 10:05 AM

Information for anyone new showing up.

At sunset beach we generally head north a mile or three from the beach access (marked out by counting the number of telephone poles in the dunes).

I am heading out Friday morning with hopes of getting down there afternoon / early evening.

Bladerunner - 8-28-2018 at 11:20 AM

Looks like Friday night for me.

sand flea - 8-30-2018 at 05:53 PM

See ya all Saturday morning!

smiler8401 - 9-3-2018 at 08:18 AM

Does anyone care to share some video or anything .sorry just saying !!!!.

Bladerunner - 9-3-2018 at 05:41 PM

What happens at SOBB stays at SOBB.
Seriously though. Good times so far. A nice send off for Jellis Saturday night and yesterday.

eric67m - 9-3-2018 at 10:49 PM

Oh come on bladerunner, we have to give some incentive for new people to show up. It was great to meet slapbasswoody. He is a great guy.

Here are a couple of blurry pictures with my phone. I didn't get any good action shots of riding. If the wind was up I was riding as much as I could.

An assorted buggy lineup, missing a few and also not including any of the blokart's that were there.

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A horribly blurry pic with a broken camera through a dirty window.


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A picture at buggy camp around the fire before it was burning or any of the great food was being consumed. I didn't see anything incriminating happening in this shot...



I enjoyed the first weekend but I have to go back to work for a few days but will be returning for next Friday- Sunday.

Windstruck - 9-6-2018 at 07:34 AM

Spent a fantastic day yesterday with a great group of fellow kiters at Fall SOBB. A few of them are pretty handy with a shovel, saw, and tie wraps too, but as they say, what happens in buggy camp stays in buggy camp. All I can say is that it is perhaps a good thing it's hard to change your PKF name or mine might change to "****struck". :o

Had my first buggy session on a beach. Before it had just been Ivanpah and a bunch on soccer fields early on. Now I get what all the hype is about. Wow! Powerslides, smooth, smooth winds, softness, and a surface that doesn't eat kites.

Single skin heaven by the way, just sayin. :D. The wind picked up throughout the day and I successively flew my 11, then 9, and finally settled into my 7m RaceStar. I stowed my kites flagged out by the dunes covered with sand and stowed them away at the end. Just shook them off. Sand in the cells? What cells! :evil:

hiaguy - 9-6-2018 at 09:05 AM

Hey Steve, 32 days to WBB. Jus'sayin' :wee:

Glad that a good time is being had by all.
We need pics to get jealous over!

Windstruck - 9-7-2018 at 06:45 PM

Stayed an extra day, and man, am I glad I did. The winds shifted to generally westerly in the early afternoon, and though it was just after high tide, four of us were able to head north for miles. Three of the guys (blitzhound, wind_dog, and eric67m) made it all the way to the shipwreck and back. I was a first timer here and turned around about 3/4 of the way but still went for miles before the turn.

What a BEAUTIFUL place. Prettiest place I've ever buggied that's for sure. Great, great, great people here at SOBB.

27.6 miles today all on an 11m RaceStar in sub-10 mph winds. Hit a top speed of 26.2 mph which really wasn't fast, just as fast as I could go in the conditions. Super fun!!!!

Huge, great thanks to everyone I was able to share time with both at camp and on the beach. As a first timer I really felt at home instantly. Gotta come back!

Ed Cline - 9-7-2018 at 06:54 PM

Hope you took some pictures Steve. Stuck on the east coast with a still life for a sky, it would be nice to have a little vicarious view of heaven. Be careful on the way back sir.

Bladerunner - 9-7-2018 at 10:01 PM

I am thrilled you got a taste of the elusive onshore winds Steve. You would not have felt the magic that is Sunset Beach and that would have been a shame.
You can all thank me for leaving today so conditions would change. I am not complaining. I got my onshore day last Saturday.

Have a safe drive home.

Thanks to all at SOBB for another fantastic bash!

eric67m - 9-8-2018 at 05:27 AM

Windstruck, it was awesome to have you here. I had fun both riding buggies and talking with you. It's always a fun group to share the wind and swap stories with.

Here are a couple of pictures that I took yesterday during a few of our sessions.


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Windstruck - 9-8-2018 at 02:07 PM

Right back at ya Eric! :D

The shipwreck pic is outstanding, both in composition, and infinitely more importantly, for what it represents. Next year. :thumbup:

Dang that's a good lookin' kite in that first pic. :P

eric67m - 9-8-2018 at 07:47 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  

Dang that's a good lookin' kite in that first pic. :P


I also liked at one point during the day I turned to my right and saw a wall of orange. Your kite was parked abought 15 feet off my right off of my shoulder. A beautiful site.

Today brought S-SW winds, overcast and a slight sprinkle. We still had fun.

jeffnyc - 9-9-2018 at 04:27 PM

How far to the shipwreck and back?

That beach looks amazing btw - looks like you all had a blast!

eric67m - 9-9-2018 at 08:52 PM

Sandflea would be the best to tell you that. I believe that the wreck of the peter iredale is 6 miles from the main beach entrance that we use. That day we were parked at the 2 mile marker, making it roughly 4 miles up, 8 mile round trip, according to my guessing. It may be more. But it is the longest trek I have made on a narrow beach without tacking either way.

The dead west winds allowed us to make the trip. Quite often the winds are at less than optimal angles for easy travel both ways without tacking.

I want to say thank you to everybody that made the journey this year to "S.O.B.B. To all the people from Canada, Idaho and Utah in addition to the "normal" people from oregon and Washington.

Also a huge thank you for the people that host and organize the get together, Phil, Morrie, Sean and Eli. It is so much fun to get away to play and party with like minded kite nuts.

I look forward to seeing you all next spring, if not earlier.


slapbasswoody - 9-10-2018 at 01:45 PM

Well what can I say but THANK YOU ONE AND ALL for a wonderful week of chilling out and having fun with new found friends.

See you again soon

Bladerunner - 9-10-2018 at 07:25 PM

Quote: Originally posted by jeffnyc  
How far to the shipwreck and back?

That beach looks amazing btw - looks like you all had a blast!


Sunset is about 1/2 way up the beach from Seaside and 1/2 way to the Iredale. I think that is 18 miles. You can continue on past the Iredale to the " jetty ". Not sure how many more miles that is. I have never made it that far.

The folks who host this event have hearts bigger than their beach!

Windstruck - 4-28-2020 at 02:35 PM

In rich anticipation of the rapidly approaching Fall SOBB in September I felt duty bound to do my part to support the German economy by ordering 14 square meters of 6:1 AR single skin FANTASTIC. I don't read German any better than the next American, but below is a nice write up in a German kiting magazine about this beauty. When I went to the Fall SOBB a couple of years ago my biggest kite was a Born-Kite 11m RS and it was a tad under powered a few times. Try as I might I just couldn't quite keep up with Eric and Rick to and from the ship wreck when they had their 12m Peaks afloat. Hope springs eternal that we will all be able to meet this September and that I'll be deliciously overpowered on at least one day with this monster from the old country.

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eric67m - 4-28-2020 at 05:53 PM

Love the color. Hope you (and other humans in general) can make it. I look forward to hanging out and riding with you again in the future.

Feel free to start a SOBB FALL 2020 thread.