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Old    Chris (Wake08)      Join Date: Sep 2012       09-29-2012, 4:53 AM Reply   
So the talk is slowly starting to mention the inevitable winter. I'm wondering how late people can/do push riding in NC (Raleigh-ish area).
Old    Joel McMath (King12)      Join Date: Jul 2012       09-29-2012, 9:26 PM Reply   
Well if you're talking about cable I think Hexagon will be open into october, and if we can keep bringing them business then they will stay open.
In the boat i guess it depends on your limits. I just went up to Kerr Lake in Virginia last week and the morning was a bit chilly but really not bad after 9 am, so i had to take off my wetsuit for being so hot
i would say depending on your own cold naturedness and if you have your own boat, and of course this north carolina weather, some years it gets very cold quick and others not really. But I definitely plan on suiting up and wake boarding until Hexagon wont let me in anymore. And being a college student I dont really have a boat so i guess that will be when i have to throw in the towel for the year.
Old    Joel McMath (King12)      Join Date: Jul 2012       09-29-2012, 9:27 PM Reply   
But i could see very feasibly riding through november, and really if you are committed enough dry suit up and go all year haha
Old    Matthew (matty_gs)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-29-2012, 10:06 PM Reply   
Yeah, back in 2007, we drysuited and rode every month. In January, we actually put a wetsuit on, then a drysuit over top. Those were cold days.
Old    Joel McMath (King12)      Join Date: Jul 2012       09-29-2012, 10:11 PM Reply   
^^ dedication
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-02-2012, 7:45 AM Reply   
I try to make it until the end of november every year with just a heater top but I don't like real cold water. So I finish up the season at Belews creek which is heated!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       10-02-2012, 9:13 AM Reply   
Late october should be do-able. This cold rain water sure isn't helping though.

I have a 3/2 that I will wear into ~65 degree water. Any colder than that and I'm out. I'll get my snowboard gear together around that time lol.
Old     (swamp_fox)      Join Date: Aug 2012       10-03-2012, 8:37 AM Reply   
crossing my fingers for a semi-warm winter similar to last year...
Old    Chris (Wake08)      Join Date: Sep 2012       10-03-2012, 12:39 PM Reply   
Good to know there are people around still pushing the season. Shoot me a PM if anyone ever needs an extra rider / boat hand
Old    Andrew Simmons (Andrew14)      Join Date: Apr 2011       10-04-2012, 4:12 PM Reply   
I moved to Charlotte, NC two years ago (last year was the first year having a boat - bought it in April 2011) and have ridden almost every weekend since purchasing my boat (trunked it until around mid November last year, wetsuit until mid January, then dry suit until early March, back to wetsuit until mid April, then trunking it again). Provided you have the right gear, its pretty easy to ride year round in NC (keep the boat in the garage - so no winterizing which helps).
Old    Michael Glasgow (glasgow)      Join Date: Mar 2008       10-09-2012, 2:13 PM Reply   
Yeah as mentioned before it depends on how quick the cold weather comes in, but we seem to make it to atleast end on Nov. every year with shorts and a heater shirt... i gave up the drysuits and wetsuits years ago. I ride then get in and change nowadays..... We go to Hyco Lake which is also heated. The water was 82 last Sat.
Old    Chris (Wake08)      Join Date: Sep 2012       10-09-2012, 7:22 PM Reply   
I'm a little jealous, we were down to 72 on Jordan on Saturday
Old    Michael Glasgow (glasgow)      Join Date: Mar 2008       10-10-2012, 6:19 AM Reply   
Chris, Yeah man it was as low as 73 on one end and 82 was the warmest on the end near the power plant..... Come on up and ride at Hyco sometime. There is riding going on almost year round there if it happens to be a nice day or two in Jan. Feb...... By end of March it's back to bussiness as usual. I've only been to Jordan one time, and that years ago.
Old    Rodney (skillz)      Join Date: Jan 2005       10-10-2012, 7:38 PM Reply   
Mid 70's next few days and water temp at Falls low 70's, I hope I can ride the next few days.
Old     (SDEndurance)      Join Date: Sep 2011       10-10-2012, 11:00 PM Reply   
wait, a heated lake? how does that work?
Old    Chris (Wake08)      Join Date: Sep 2012       10-11-2012, 4:32 AM Reply   
SDE - a lot of power plants use lakes for cooling. When the steam has gone through the generators and needs to be cooled back down they run it in pipes alongside cool lake water, which condenses the water used by the plant and the natural water then goes back into the lake to cool naturally. This, in effect, heats the overall lake, especially the part near the plant (which is awesome in winter when no one is on the lake and you have it all to yourself).

Michael / Rodney - I'm a professional boat mooch, good for gas. driving and helping out, and I'm always looking for a ride. send me an e-mail when you guys go out if you ever need another rider! asoute98@yahoo.com

PS, I'll be up at Falls this Sunday, hopefully I see you guys out on the water!

Last edited by Wake08; 10-11-2012 at 4:33 AM. Reason: Adding info
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       10-11-2012, 7:13 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by SDEndurance View Post
wait, a heated lake? how does that work?
Nuclear Power Plant. They circulate water into the plant to cool down the reactors, so hot water gets constantly recycled back into the lake.
Old    James Sutton (jesutton)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-11-2012, 9:52 AM Reply   
Hyco is coal not nuke.
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-12-2012, 7:37 AM Reply   
Belews isn't either

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