Weekend Kiteboarding Forecast Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st

Last week: Close – The only day was Saturday and the wind was a bit more unpredictable than I was hoping for.  After the rain moved through I thought the wind would gradually increase as it worked it’s way out of the West.  Instead, the rain moved through and it continued to blow out of the SSW for awhile, then it just died!  It did pick up later in the evening, but for a few hours there was little wind to light wind.  I know this well because myself and DP got stranded on a downwinder in the afternoon…

Tally So Far: Nailed It! – 16, Close –12 Way Off – 1

Today:  Light winds out of the west and gradually turning south.  Not enough wind for kiteboarding.

 

Saturday:  From mid to late morning the wind will be out of the SSW at 15 to 20 knots for the majority of the day.  However, a decent amount of rain is also in the forecast for that same time period.  If you don’t mind some rain and possible gusty conditions there will be some riding to be had.

Sunday:  West winds in the 10 to 15 knot range.  Early morning looks the windiest for a light wind session.

Wednesday and Thursday of this past week were pretty epic!  Lots of west wind and monster waves.

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Kiteboarder out in 40 knot winds Thursday morning. Photo credit: Holland Spyglass Webcam

 

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