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Old     (chrissocal)      Join Date: Dec 2001       02-17-2005, 9:31 AM Reply   
I'm gonna be taking a road trip and Im looking for a lake somewhere in central Texas to hang out for a weekend and get some good riding in. Any ideas?
Old    wakefaip            02-17-2005, 11:38 AM Reply   
It depends, if you're going to be near Austin you have the river or Lake Travis. If you're near San Antonio you have Canyon Lake or Lake Medina. Also near there is New Braunsfels (sp?) on I-35 a place called Texas Ski Ranch (cable park)
Old    David Polk (smackus)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-17-2005, 11:41 AM Reply   
I did the same thing last october. Lake Travis was wonderful. Just got in the car with boat in tow and headed for warmer wether. That is where we ended up. Near Austin, south of Dallas. Stay in Austin and Drive the 5 miles or so to put in unless you have big money.
Old    sl4ppy            02-17-2005, 2:11 PM Reply   
Keep in mind that if you're gonna be here in the next month or so, its still pretty much Dry Suit weather here.. Water temps in the upper 50s tops.
Old    sl4ppy            02-17-2005, 2:16 PM Reply   
this might help some. ;) 50 degrees air temp at 9am.. BRRRRrrrrrr.

Water temp at the surface is 56. chilly. ;)

http://wwwext.arlut.utexas.edu/omg/weather.html

CURRENT TEMPERATURE 61.8 F
HIGH TEMPERATURE 63.6 F 2/17/05 14:19
LOW TEMPERATURE 50.0 F 2/17/05 9:00
WIND CHILL FACTOR 54.5 F
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE 29.60 IN steady
RELATIVE HUMIDITY 53 %
HIGH HUMIDITY 85 % 2/17/05 0:03
LOW HUMIDITY 51 % 2/17/05 14:13
DEWPOINT 43.4 F
HIGH DEWPOINT 48.8 F 2/17/05 0:03
LOW DEWPOINT 40.9 F 2/17/05 9:24
WIND SPEED 5.0 MPH
WIND DIRECTION 61 NE
PEAK WIND GUST 33.0 MPH 2/17/05 6:19
PRECIPITATION TODAY 0.00
PRECIPITATION YEAR TO DATE 2.57 INCHES
Old    Chris White (ccwhite)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-17-2005, 2:18 PM Reply   
Dallas, Houston and Austin/San Antonio all have clubs w/ different sites that you can get info from.

When are you coming, the 360 club in austin is havning its first event of the season on April 3rd.
Old    TSO (tyler_o)      Join Date: Nov 2004       02-17-2005, 2:34 PM Reply   
Speaking of Texas....anyone of you guys enter to win HGTV's dreamhouse this year? It's a killer house right on Lake Tyler with a seperate boat house and dock. Very sweet. If I win I'll be moving from San Diego to Tyler no doubt.
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Old    Chris White (ccwhite)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-18-2005, 6:25 AM Reply   
Nice house. I don't think Ive ever seen it, but TYler is a big lake.

Any Idea on the address?
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       02-18-2005, 7:06 AM Reply   
houston's site

www.gcwa.com

Old    leggester            02-18-2005, 8:15 AM Reply   
every day the past 4 months :-)
Old    TSO (tyler_o)      Join Date: Nov 2004       02-18-2005, 11:38 AM Reply   
every day the past 4 months

Me too!
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-18-2005, 6:18 PM Reply   
cc - it called the "reserve" or something like that. i live in tyler. there are two parts to lake tyler. I think its on the east part through the channel. never seen it myself, though. yea, i've registered a few time. I'm sure some bigwig's newly married neise will win it or something stupid. If anybody wins, hit me up for a pull!
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-18-2005, 6:20 PM Reply   
Oh yea, there's a guest house in the boathouse. is that big time or what.. And a separate one off the garage.
Old     (chrissocal)      Join Date: Dec 2001       02-23-2005, 8:15 AM Reply   
To be a little more specific....I live in So Cal...and my brother lives in Atlanta. We're going to meet in or around the half way point which is somewhere around the Odessa/Midland/Abilene/San Angelo area. I did some research and found Lake E.V. Spence or Lake JB Thomas. Anyone heard of those lakes? By the way we're meeting over Memorial Weekend. Thanks
Old    Chris White (ccwhite)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-23-2005, 9:11 AM Reply   
Chrissocal - Take the extra time and go to Austin, Houston or Dallas. Decent clubs in all three of those areas.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-23-2005, 1:04 PM Reply   
There's probably lakes there, not many people. damn sure not any riders.
Old    Mike (ponyh8r)      Join Date: Dec 2004       02-23-2005, 2:18 PM Reply   
Chrissocal,

If your in the San Angelo area let me know. Most people out here ride on Lake Nasworthy. It is a smaller lake but there is a pretty good WB scene.

If I had a choice, I would also take tthe extra time and go to Austin or Dallas to ride, but if your going to be in the area of San Angelo, let me know and we can hook up.

Mike
Old    Trey (trey)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-23-2005, 3:05 PM Reply   
If I were you I'd meet in Austin.. and hang out on Lake Austin... Great Water and Great Night life.
Old     (chrissocal)      Join Date: Dec 2001       02-23-2005, 5:01 PM Reply   
I think the extra 200 miles or so to Austin will be a little too much unless you guys think its really worth the extra drive. Im kinda looking for a melow scene. I'll be teaching his kids how to wakeboard for the first time and although its Memorial weekend, I probably wont be partying too much. Im looking to keep the miles below 1200 from Newport Beach, CA. Thanks for the responces so far.
Old    Chris White (ccwhite)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-23-2005, 5:25 PM Reply   
Memorial weekend on Austin will be a mess. But there are a couple of really nice spots to go.

Old     (chrissocal)      Join Date: Dec 2001       02-23-2005, 6:05 PM Reply   
How about Lake Meredith?
Old    Dave (davetxt)      Join Date: Jun 2002       02-27-2005, 12:00 PM Reply   
I recommend staying far away from Meredith, a huge lake that gets very rough. It has been low for a while, not sure if the lake is back to normal.
If you are set on staying in the panhandle area I would suggest Lake Allen Henry, south of Lubbock, near Post. Probably the best lake in the area. It will be pretty rough over a holiday weekend but you can go up the river and probably find a few decent places to ride. The lake is easily navigable with few under water obstructions. Not a lot in the area in the way of places to stay, restuarants or anything like that. Other than that I would probably look at Nazworthy, as suggested, or Lake Brownwood near Abilene. A little south of San Angelo is Inks Lake, I hear its OK, I have never been there though. Keep in mind that this area is flat, dry and has very little scenery.

Like others have said, your driving this far you might as well go a couple hundred more miles to see what Central TX wakeboarding is all about.

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