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Old     (mkzler)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-19-2005, 10:25 AM Reply   
I'm moving to LA soon and wondering about lakes in the area. Anybody have recomendations for where to go. Also, I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep my boat where I'll be living...can anyone give me info on boat storage out how much I can expect to pay for that, locations, etc. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.
Old     (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-19-2005, 11:55 AM Reply   
For day trips to the lake you can check out Cataic Lake (windy and choppy by 8am on weekends) or you can head down to Lake Elsinore toward San Diego. If you want to go the salt water route, there is a Marine Stadium in Long Beach.

For short weekend trips, you can head up to Lake Nacimiento in central CA or over to Lake Havasu/the river but it is usually packed.

I am sure people will chime in with other lake recommendations. In terms of boat storage, I hope you have some deep pockets. I store mine at home but I have heard they run around $300-$350 month. No sure though..

Old     (mkzler)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-20-2005, 10:35 AM Reply   
Thanks for the tips...hopefully I won't have to pay for storage out there.
Old     (leykis1o1)      Join Date: May 2005       09-20-2005, 11:25 AM Reply   
i dont know what river but i saw a wakeboard boat while drivinbg down the 101 smack in the middle of LA..they must have been wakeboarding!! it seamed odd to there a lake in los angeles near the 101? i saw it right from the freeway
Old     (jzd)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-20-2005, 11:39 AM Reply   
Try Castaic,Buena Vista,Pyramid,Silverwood,.Naciamento is by far the best but it's a weekend trip.
Old     (clubjoe)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-20-2005, 12:45 PM Reply   
Mike--I'm in Bakersfield, and ride mid week for now...Hit me up if you need rides when you arrive. I can use drivers.
Old     (leykis1o1)      Join Date: May 2005       09-20-2005, 4:54 PM Reply   
my post my be taken as a boat on a i saw it in the water in a concrete canal from the 101
Old     (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-20-2005, 5:24 PM Reply   
In a concrete canal from the 101??? I doubt it was supposed to be there.....can you imagine the rollers you would get from the concrete walls.
Old     (mkzler)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-21-2005, 1:12 PM Reply   
Thanks for the info...kind of curious about the canal that Ryan wrote about...anyone else know anything about it?
Old     (jzd)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-21-2005, 1:23 PM Reply   
Where were you? 101 runs a long way, can you remember what city you were close to.Are you sure it was the 101 ?
Old     (agfan12)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-21-2005, 1:44 PM Reply   
I saw some people wakeboarding UNDER the 405 right at the 22 a couple months ago, I was stopped on a little bridge b/c of a wreck (I wouldn't have known it was a bridge until I looked to my right and watched a wakeboarding boat with rider IN TOW go under me). I was blown a way by it...the water was nice too! I think there is actually a series of small channels that get you inland from Marine Stadium that turns Brackish. If anyone knows of any and needs a 3rd let me know!
Old     (trojanman)      Join Date: May 2002       09-21-2005, 2:27 PM Reply   
daniel.. which freeway were you actually on, what direction were you traveling. I used to live right next to marine stadium, and know alot about the area, but Im sure there is no water right where the 405 and 22 hit... but on the 7th st, exit, off the 405 there are concrete canals...

really curious about the water off the 101.. pictures??? PLEASE
Old     (trojanman)      Join Date: May 2002       09-21-2005, 2:35 PM Reply   
heres a link to the picture of the intersection and surrounding area.. i cant tell, but it doesnt look like any water around,-118.040156&spn=0.009404,0.019834&t=k&hl=en
Old     (wakeme884)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-21-2005, 2:45 PM Reply   
Mike , what part of LA are you moving to?
Old     (trojanman)      Join Date: May 2002       09-21-2005, 3:17 PM Reply   
is this the water you saw off the 101 -- i dont think there is riding there though,.,-118.263702&spn=0.018743,0.039669&t=k&hl=en
Old     (flux)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-21-2005, 3:20 PM Reply   
You won't be wakeboarding in Echo Park, although it would be great fun.
Old     (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-21-2005, 10:19 PM Reply   
boarding in LA!!!! that's rich!

it's not much better here though. actually, it's probably a lot better, but it still sucks. it's been getting pretty damned crowded.

if you want good water in so cal you HAVE to be on dawn patrol. other than that the waterways get filled with wallies and tubers.

Old     (trump)      Join Date: Mar 2002       09-22-2005, 12:26 PM Reply   
I can't think of anywhere along Route 101 where one could wakeboard. The only river in the LA basin where I've actually seen wakeboarders and waterskiers is the south end of the San Gabriel River. There you will find butter and also a ski slalom course. It's been there for a LONG time. A few weeks ago riding my bike, the bike path that runs on top of the east levy, to Seal Beach, I saw a yellow X2. A helicopter flew by and with the PA system told them to leave. The guy shouted out toward me and another cyclist something to the effect that there kicking us out. Anyways, this is the only place Iím aware of in the LA basin.

BTW, freeboozer is right about dawn patrol.
Old     (travis_briscoe)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-26-2005, 5:00 PM Reply   
Eric, haha. I was in that boat. It's actually a yellow Calabria Pro-V (Long Beach State's). We were told it was OK to ride in there by the lifeguard, and then the Long Beach Police helicopter came over and told us to leave. We were not too happy about that, since we were told it was OK. That is kind of funny that you saw that.
Old     (wakeparent)      Join Date: Jan 2005       09-26-2005, 6:15 PM Reply   
Under the 405 and the 22 is the seal beach river
jettie we use to ride there only at high tide. You have to go out LongBeach harbor make a left and go in the seal beach river jettie you can go about 5miles back.
Old     (leykis1o1)      Join Date: May 2005       09-27-2005, 3:58 PM Reply   
i was in LA on the 101 i dont remember the specific city ..but i was driving on the 101 southbound when i looked to my right and saw a Wake board boat in a concrete was a few weeks ago..


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