Last Week: Close – Friday a thermal did develop but it just got up 15 knots briefly. Saturday was lighter than expected south of Manistee. It was good in Manistee and further north however. Memorial day was up and down. Not much rain, but not as much wind either. There was enough at times to ride though in the 15 to 20 knot range.
Tally So Far: Nailed It! – 4, Close –3, Way Off – 0
Today: Little bit of a south wind for the lower half of the lakeshore, but by late afternoon it should be a good south wind for the northern half of the lakeshore and windy enough at Pt Betsie. Probably around 20 knots. Just watch for the pop up thunderstorms.
Saturday: Location, location, location. After the rain moves through we are going to have a GOOD north wind in the 25 to 30 knot range. For the best wind, go anywhere north of Big Sable Point, like Manistee or further north into the Sleeping Bear Dunes/M22 area. The rain is also supposed to end earlier to the north. It should also be windy south of Holland. The wind is forecast to stay due North so the stretch of lakeshore from LSP to Muskegon to Holland will not be very windy, probably gusty and it will be side offshore. However, this could make for some good surfing!
Sunday: The wind looks like its going to be out of the east, so not good for kiteboarding.
The Muskegon surf cam was down for awhile, but it is back up now. You might be able to catch some surfers out on Saturday.
We had another Tuesday of good riding till sunset. A few pics.
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