Weekend Kiteboarding Forecast May 2nd and 3rd

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Last Week: Nailed it.  Friday was not windy at all.  Saturday wasn’t either, at least for the southern half of the lakeshore.  The north wind did get started up north Saturday late afternoon.  Sunday was right on and blew hard in the mid 20’s for most of the afternoon.

Tally So Far: Nailed It! – 3, Close –0, Way Off – 0

Today: A little thermal action is developing out of the NW around the Muskegon area right now.  If  it builds a few more knots over the course of the afternoon, which I think it probably will then it should be enough for a decent ride with a big lightwind kite.

Saturday:  I don’t think much is going to develop along the lakeshore for wind, even at the points.

Sunday:  As of today, it looks like a pretty good chance for some South wind.  The best conditions will be from Muskegon and further north with the most wind at LSP and Pt Betsie.  The more sun that is out, the better.  Also, LSP could get gusty as the afternoon goes on.

Moving into May, lets hope we start to warm up a little bit.  I’m ready to get out of wearing my thickest cold water wetsuit.  However, April was a good month for wind.  We had some great sessions so I’m not complaining too much.  Also, it is good to see that the Port Sheldon open water buoy is back out.  It is one that I regularly check to get an idea of water temperature and wave height.

Really windy day at LSP
Really windy day at LSP

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  • Looks like Pt Betsie will be windy enough to ride this afternoon. Tomorrow still looks promising for most of the Lakeshore north of Holland

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