Last Week: BOOM! Nailed it. The wind did come down throughout the afternoon Friday, so much that it wasn’t even rideable anymore by the later afternoon. Saturday was calm and Sunday was windy, but more so from Muskegon and further north.
Tally So Far: Nailed It! – 1, Close –0, Way Off – 0
Today: Looking like a great day, but not for kiteboarding. Not much wind.
Saturday: Some potential here more to the northern half of the lakeshore. The wind is forecast to be NE, which really limits the kiting spots to where it is side to side on wind. Also, the wind is not looking very strong at this point, but I think there could be some thermal enhancement with the clear skies and sunny warm forecast. Along the northern facing side of LSP to Cedar Point park and from the northern facing side of BSP to Manistee the wind would be side shore and maybe in the 10 to 20 knot range. Some of these more remote stretches might not have a lot of beach for launching and landing due to the high water levels.
Sunday: Lots of wind forecast, but it’s going to be out of the East. Probably around 15 to 25 knots. No kiting on Lake Michigan in these conditions unless you’re on the other side of the big lake! Inland lakes might be rideable however if you have some safe options.
Water is still really cold, have a great weekend!
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