Weekend Kiteboarding Forcast Oct 18 and 19th

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Last Week:  Close.  Well a thermal did pick up Friday afternoon, but it only got into the 10 to 12 knot range.  Saturday there was nothing and Sunday was SE in the lower half and S in the upper half of Lake Michigan.  Some rideable waves for surfing where out there on Sunday for a little exercise.

Tally So Far: Nailed It! – 11, Close –15, Way Off – 0

Today:  Looks like mostly WNW wind in the 15 to 20 knot range this afternoon until around 5 when some rain and possible storms roll in.  Then the wind is going to really pick up out of NNW to 30 knots by 7 or 8.  This will continue and even build into the night gusting to 4o knots.  I am concerned that the time when the rain moves in and the wind picks up is going to be gusty, but right now I’d say it’s still worth the trip to the beach to check it out.  The south side of piers will be the best places to ride.  Grand Haven, Muskegon, etc.

Saturday:  Ooooh BABY!  Wind is still going to be blowing and blowing hard all morning and into mid afternoon in the 30+ knot range early and 20 to 25 range later  in the day out of the NNW.  The waves should be pretty big all day from the continuous wind.  Scattered rain mixed in but I don’t think it will be too much to worry about.  Maybe waterspouts.  South sides of piers again will be best unless you are going to do a downwinder.

Sunday: Things calm down quite a bit today.  Light and variable most of the day until the evening when a south breeze picks up.  It actually might be enough to ride at the points like LSP and Betsie.

Air temperatures are going to be pretty cool this weekend, likely in the 40’s, but the water is still in the 50’s.  Should be an awesome fall weekend.



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