Weekend Kiteboarding Forecast May 14th and 15th

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Last Week – Nailed It!:  Finally got it right for a whole weekend.  Saturday turned out be awesome with lots of wind, sun and nice waves.

Tally So Far:  Nailed It – 1, Close – 5, Way Off – 0

Water Temp:  Dipped back down to the low 40’s

Today:  Light wind out of the west for the rest of the afternoon in the 10 knot range.  Clouds will increase and eventually we’ll get a dousing of heavy rain tonight and tomorrow morning.

Saturday:  After the rain moves out in the morning, the wind should pick up out of the NW to around 20 knots.  This will be from around 11am to 5 pm.  The strongest wind is forecast from around Muskegon south to Holland and further down.  Muskegon Pere Marquette beach and Grand Haven State Park will be two good spots to ride.  Further north along the lakeshore the wind is forecast to be a little less.  From Pentwater up to Pt Betsie there should be around 15 knots.  There will be some clouds, so I don’t expect very much thermal enhancement of the wind to make it go really strong.

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Sunday:  More wind out of the NW for the morning and then it will come around to out of the W and then SW.  The strongest wind will be late morning into early afternoon around 20 knots.  As the wind goes SW, it will decrease in strength.  It should be mostly clear with sun, but the mostly westerly direction doesn’t produce much thermal enhancement.  The strongest winds and good spots to ride will be similar to Saturday.

Last Saturday was great conditions.  I started off lit up on my 10m Razor and went huge boosting, but then got overpowered and rode the rest of day on my 8m and shredded the waves.  There were quite a few riders out and surfers too, even though the pictures below don’t show that very well.

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This is a weekly blog post of my best guess at the kiteboarding conditions for the coastline of Lake Michigan from Holland north to Pt Betsie. Subscribe to automatically receive this forecast in your inbox 

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