Lake Manawa Windsurfing Get togather and Kona board demo
WhenSun, June 3, 11:00am – 4:30pm
WhereLake Manawa Sailing Association, Council Bluffs, IA (map)
DescriptionWindsurfing get together and Kona board demo at Lake Manawa IA Meet up around 11am to 12pm for an afternoon of windsurf social and Kona board demos. May even have a fun race - weather and sailor permitting. BYO food/drinks and be ready for some fun. Location at the Lake Manawa sailing club - http://www.sailmanawa.com
Not the biggest lake for windsurfing or kiting, but this lake has a a lot going for it.
1. No wake/motorboating lake
2. Very open to winds from all directions except the rare west winds will be blocked some by the hill along the west.
3. New lake with camping and other facilities, and lots to do that is also good for family and other activities such as hiking or biking the 4 mile trail around the lake, canoeing etc
4. There are sailing areas that will be great for learning windsurfing and kite board, for speed sailing, course racing and general slalom sailing. I do not expect extreme waves like Calamus or Big Mac can get on high winds, but it is only 20 minutes from west Omaha!
3/12/2012 UPDATE -Lake Wanahoo will open April 28.. read more at http://fremonttribune.com/news/local/lake-wanahoo-will-open-april/article_fe51f318-6a74-11e1-8a35-0019bb2963f4.html
3/3/2012 UPDATE - Local financing still in discussion may delay lake opening... read more: http://fremonttribune.com/news/local/lake-wanahoo-might-not-open-on-april/article_8e9f4546-64f4-11e1-b283-0019bb2963f4.html
1/20/2012 UPDATE -Lake Wanahoo plan OK'd by Game and Parks
Read More: http://www.omaha.com/article/20120120/SPORTS07/301209806/1001 or http://journalstar.com/news/local/game-and-parks-accepts-lake-wanahoo-transfers-two-other-state/article_a7dc7722-ea0e-5cc3-b8ff-bc2433d29f58.html
1/14/2012 UPDATE - Nebraska Games and Parks set to operate the new lake this spring for at least three years:
12/29/2011 UPDATE -Lake Wanahoo plan still under discussion - http://www.omaha.com/article/20111229/NEWS01/712299927
These are 2 sites that are useful in determining if water contact (such as windsurfing) is a good idea at a particular body of water. Not all lakes are monitored, but I usually assume a lake like Cunningham Lake in Omaha should have levels close to that of a similar lake like Wherspan lake (Chalco Hills Rec area). This assumption could be reasonable for toxic blue-green algae but not E. coli.
(via Matt V email)
The last couple of days, I am finally doing something with the old newindsurfing.com website to make it more current and feature full. The Google Sites seems to work pretty good for a free product. This is a good start to making the site better for club members to communicate and share sailing sessions and more. Robert
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