Weekend Kiteboarding Forecast Nov. 23rd and 24th

Last Week: Close.  Saturday turned out to be more south than SE, so riding was possible in Holland, GH, and MKG.  Also, Sunday turned out pretty good before the storm front came in.

Tally So Far: Nailed It! – 14, Close – 19, Way Off – 2

Friday:  The rest of the afternoon should be NNW for the shoreline at about 20 to 25 knots and coming down to 15 to 20 knots later in the day.

Saturday:  ANOTHER BIG SATURDAY!  But cold and snowy.  NW gales at 30 to 35 knots from the morning to mid afternoon with it coming down a little later in the afternoon.  Waves will have plenty of time to build into monsters and with the temps, gonna be hearty session.  Down wind of any pier for some protection while riding or just doing a downwinder would be the way to go.

Sunday: More NW to WNW wind in the 20 to 25 knot range.  It’ll be even colder than Saturday, but the waves should be a little more manageable.

The water temp is in the mid to upper 40’s, so that should keep it from freezing up on gear with the windchills in the teens to 20’s.  My cutoff is when ice starts accumulating on my control bar.

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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