The Sacramento Delta is a little piece of paradise right in our backyard. Let us take you on a kite tour around the islands to discover the beauty of the delta. Great wind, endless terrain and an abundance of wildlife will make it an unforgettable experience
Pittsburg to Sherman Downwinders
What a better way to explore the Delta than on a downwinder! Do it with a kite, SUP, or kayak.
On certain dates, we rent a bus to take us from Sherman Island to Pittsburg, after the downwinder. The next downwinder is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016. For more dates, see the schedule below.
Start from Riverview Park in Pittsburg, CA (map) and finish at Sherman Island County Park (map). Then catch a ride back on the bus we have arranged. Look for the school bus at the parking lot at Sherman Island. The bus is scheduled to arrive Sherman at 6:00 p.m., and depart for Pittsburg at 6:30 p.m. SHARP!!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT AN ASSISTED DOWNWINDER. THERE ARE NO SUPPORT BOATS FOLLOWING THE RIERS. YOU MUST BE AN INDEPENDENT KITER AT INTERMEDIATE LEVEL AT A MINIMUM.
All that is arranged is the bus ride from Sherman Island to Riverview Park.
We usually gather at the Kite Bar at Pittsburg Marina (51 Marina Blvd, Pittsburg, CA 94565), then head over to Riverview Park around 1pm.
Target START time for the downwinder is 2pm. The distance is about 6-7 miles and can take anywhere from about 45 min. to 2 hrs on average, depending on the conditions, how much we fool around in the water, skill level, kitemares, etc.
Bus leaves Sherman Island at 6:30 pm sharp, so everyone must be at the parking lot with their equipment packed by 6:15 pm at the latest.
- Carry cell phone with you in waterproof case or pouch.
- Wear sunscreen.
- Always kite with a buddy.
- Know where to go. Study the map before you get on the water, note that it’s a reach to port first, then go downwind (when you head out from Riverview Park, cross the river first and then turn right).
Bus schedule, one way from Sherman to Pittsburg:
- Saturday, May 14, 2016 – CONFIRMED
- Saturday, June 11, 2016 – pending
- Saturday, July 16, 2016 – pending
- Saturday, August 13, 2016 – pending