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Old    Derek Oliver (do420jc)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-07-2009, 4:50 AM Reply   
Taking a trip there with the family mid June. Anyone know where I can find some good spots to ride a few sets/day in the afternoon hrs. Trying to get as much info as possible so I don't have to comb the lake. Also good places to eat. We are staying on the south side of the lake. Thanks
Old    dtw. (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       06-07-2009, 7:56 AM Reply   
I was there in August two years ago. There was no good spot to ride in the afternoon, unless you're talking about riding a tube. Best riding was to be out on the water ready to go when the speed limit is lifted and you'll get a couple hours of glass. Hopefully June will be better for you in the afternoon.

We ate all meals at our rental cabin so i have no experience with any of the restaurants.
Old    Clotus (clotus)      Join Date: Mar 2009       06-07-2009, 10:29 AM Reply   
The lake is not the biggest, so you shouldn't have to comb the lake for glass as if one spot is blown the rest will be too. I agree with dtw glass in the morning, tube water in the afternoon. Clean water thou.
Old    Derek Oliver (do420jc)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-07-2009, 1:24 PM Reply   
Cool , thanks. Was the water cold when you where there?
Old    Mike Capuzzo (cccbuilders)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-07-2009, 3:30 PM Reply   
bring ur drysuit and snow suit........its cold!!!!
Old    Derek Oliver (do420jc)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-07-2009, 4:44 PM Reply   
Thanks Mike. Janice is going to bring her winter coat and gloves.
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-07-2009, 10:33 PM Reply   
only time I go to Big Bear is with my snowboard in the winter...water is cold.
Old    JimR (jimr)      Join Date: Sep 2001       06-08-2009, 5:16 AM Reply   
It will take you about 10 minutes to "comb" the lake.

I agree with everyone else - morning is your best chance for good water. The water is pretty cold too but I have bare-backed it in the summer. I don't think it ever gets any warmer than low seventies but in June you are probably looking at low to mid sixties, burrr....

Just out of curiosity, are you taking your boat or do you know someone there that's got one? The North Shore Landing rents (at least they used to) time on their boats and offer lessons if you are interested. If you are taking your own boat make sure you have a good tow vehicle - the road get pretty steep in places.
Old    Steve McKim (mbsteez)      Join Date: May 2005       06-08-2009, 8:30 AM Reply   
I worked at Big Bear Sports Ranch coaching one summer. We were on the lake as early as possible (sunrise) or sometimes before, to get calm water for the kids. Afternoons there are a write-off as everyone else has mentioned, it gets crazy and borderline unsafe. Sometimes if you really hug the no-wake lines you can find something. There was a shop in town who offered lessons and stuff, can't remember the name of it now, the dude was super chill tho.
Old    Brett W (brettw)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-08-2009, 8:45 AM Reply   
Mozart's in the village is a good place to eat. If you're entering from the West/front side, it's one of the 1st places on the right.

Another good place is on Pine Knot I think - it's Peppercorn. Pretty decent Italian.

Lake should be blown out pretty much every day. It seems like it's always choppy. Early mornings like everyone else said is your best bet.

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