Last Week – Close: Last Friday the thermal did not pick up at all hardly. That was pretty far off. However, Sunday came through with some good South wind especially to the north for Father’s day.
Tally So Far: Nailed It – 3, Close – 9, Way Off – 0
Water Temp: Mid 60’s to upper 50’s from south to north along the lakeshore. Pockets of cooler and warmer water can be found though.
Today: Got a late start on this today, but light winds this afternoon anyways.
Saturday: Light south wind for most of the lakeshore except I think Little Sable Point will probably be windy due to thermal enhancement. The wind could be a little side off there and gusty though. Probably in the low 20 knot range. Plus with the lack of beach and amount of beach goers there, it could be a difficult session.
Sunday: This is a tough call and will have to be watched closely. The morning looks like it could be 15 to 20 knots out of the SSW for most of the lakeshore. However, this is about the time a line of light to moderate rain showers are forecast to move through. After the rain passes the wind is going to die down. Later in the afternoon, the skies are going to clear and to the north first. Once this happens, I would expect Pt Betsie to pick up and then Ludington St Park and then Little Sable Point. Wind should remain out of the SSW and be in the 20 knot range, maybe a little higher at Pt Betsie.
Had a fun time last Sunday with a nice warm breeze out of the south. Started out on my 10m Razor, then DP showed up and the wind dropped a little. He pumped his 12m Razor for me and he rode my 14.5m Flite and it was perfect. One thing I regret was not wearing a full wetsuit because the water was frigid! 90 degrees and sunny, but 50 degree water! Really nice group of kiters to ride with and talk to also here.
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