Weekend Kiteboarding Forecast May 7th and 8th

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Last Week – Close:  I was only off on Sunday.  Then wind stayed NE so it was offshore along the entire lakeshore.  Glad we are done with all of the East wind days now.

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

Water Temp:  Mid 40’s

Today:  There is a light SSW wind this afternoon for the southern half of the lakeshore.  With the sunny skies, this means that the three points (LSP, BSP, and Pt Betsie) should have plenty of wind to ride due to thermal wind.  Meinart Park south of LSP might be good as well.  Later in the day, it will get gusty at the points.  Another consideration is that there is very little beach for rigging, launching and landing at these spots currently due to the high water level.

Saturday:  The wind is going to start out of the North for the entire lakeshore and be fairly light for the morning.  Around late morning or early afternoon there is a chance for some rain.  After this passes, it will begin to clear up and the wind will pick up out of the NNW for the entire lakeshore.  It should be 20 to 25 knots.  Looking like a pretty awesome day tomorrow.

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Sunday:  Light winds out of the west for Holland to Muskegon.  Further north the wind will be light and variable.  I guess we don’t have to worry about cutting mother’s day short to kiteboard.

We made a trip to Little Sable Point this past Tuesday for some extra wind and it paid off.

When no one else is around, there is some beach to rig. Otherwise there isn’t much down the beach










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  • Glad to see the water temp in the report

  • thanks for the update on the condition of the beaches

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