Strapless and Freestyle Kite Session in Waddell Creek, California

March, 2013   //   by Chase Hasch   

Waddell Creek is an awesome spot!

Even though it is called Waddell “Creek” you actualy kite in the ocean. And yes I did consider kiting in the creek to just proof the point but there was too little water flowing (3 inches) and the creek was only about 10 feet wide during the 2 days I was there.

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Waddell is best known for wave kiting and pretty much everyone is on directionals such as the Cabrinha Trigger or Quad. The local rider skill varies from wave god to beginner wave kiter on smaller days. An excellent alternative for more advanced wave kiters is Scott’s, which is basically right next to Waddell towards Santa Cruz.

I also found Waddell a surprisingly good set up for freestyle tricks on the inside where it can get really flat with the occasional nice litte kicker. I haven’t been doing a lot of strapless kiting lately, but after Waddell I am hooked again and can’t wait until tomorrow.

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Chase Hasch Cabrinha Kites


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