Last Week: Close. I was really only right for Sunday. Wind was strong enough for a good ride from Muskegon and north. However, Friday and Saturday didn’t pan out like I thought. The wind actually dropped on Friday afternoon instead of continuing to build like I thought it might. Then on Saturday, there was enough of light south wind to ride in Muskegon and further north.
Tally So Far: Nailed It! – 3, Close –1, Way Off – 0
Today: There is wind out of the S right now and should keep blowing for another couple hours. However the lower half of the lakeshore is already experiencing dense clouds and some rain with more rain expected. The north half of the lakeshore would be good right now though. Specifically the Frankfort to Pt Betsie area.
Saturday: The wind is going to switch and be out of the north Saturday. I think the best conditions will be from late morning through the afternoon along the northern half of the lakeshore. Manistee should have wind out of the north in the 20 knot range. There will be some NNW wind from Muskegon to Holland but since there isn’t much sun forecasted, I don’t think it is going to build over 15 knots.
Sunday: Mothers Day: No need to skip out on mom to kiteboard today. Wind is going to be on the lighter side and out of the east.
I finally got into a lighter weight wetsuit last weekend and didn’t get cold even. Things are improving temperature wise. Also, I’m trying to learn how to jibe on my surfboard. Any tips?
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