Weekend Kiteboarding Forecast Sept 30th & Oct 1st

Last Week:  Close.  Friday actually blew a little better than forecast and there was some wind at the points on Saturday.  Sunday was lighter than expected though.

Tally So Far:  Nailed It – 9, Close – 12, Way Off – 1

Water Temp:  Water warmed back up to 70 but just over night has turned over in some areas.  There could be pockets of water in the 50’s, but some areas will still be in the upper 60’s.

Today:  Yaaaa Buddy!  25 to 30 knots all day out of the N and NNW.  It’ll be more north for the northern half of the lakeshore and it’ll pick up mid morning.  For the southern half of the lakeshore it’ll be more NNW and pick up more mid afternoon.

Saturday:  Wind will be out of the east and not very strong.  

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Sunday:  South wind all day and it’ll be stronger up north and at the points.  Should be around 15 knots from Holland to Muskegon and 20 to 25 knots at the points.

Had a nice lightwind session last Saturday and Jeff came out with the drone to get some shots and video.  I was probably out and staying upwind in as little as 10 knots of wind.  Surprised me how much of difference a surf board makes.  My gear was the Ocean Rodeo Mako Duke board with the OR 14.5m Flite.


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