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BigR 04-01-2008 10:55 AM

Maybe 10-15kts if real lucky, bring big kites 16M or bigger during summer at best

RickI 04-01-2008 12:03 PM

In a "normal" year you should be good to about mid May. Unfortunately, useable wind can go on holiday for sometime after that until the fall. There can be bouts of poorly forecast seabreeze and the odd tropical system with a sufficiently large hole between storm cells to allow a reasonably safe session out through the summer.

RickI 04-16-2008 11:04 AM

Looks like the wind just shifted to north in Jupiter. ikitesurf has pretty strong stuff coming through as of 11 am. Average 34, lulls to 29 and gusts to 40 mph out of the north. If it stays north at the coast this will make it side offshore too. Pretty intense conditions, have a care if you head out rigged with the right sized kite.

RickI 04-20-2008 07:17 PM

Thermal-rama!

Did anyone else grab some of this unforecast pretty good southerly breeze this afternoon? It seems to be climbing even now, up to 16 kts. gusting to almost 20? That is what the stationary meter says, I think it may read a bit high. Still, it was a fun unexpected session. Who else got some?

meangoat 04-21-2008 03:24 PM

Might have to check the weather when i get out at 6p. Might be some decent wind.

RickI 04-21-2008 04:07 PM

It is offshore currently in SE Florida with the passage of a weak cold front. Thermals can crank the winds to useable sideshore conditions at times. Thermal winds normally kick in by 3 pm or earlier as a rule. No joy yet this afternoon. Still, you never know with thermals. They are rarely accurately forecast or cover large sections of coast. When you have them that is usually when you know. That is one reason this section was setup to allow folks to spread the joy when sudden wind shows up. So if you're at the beach and the wind pumps up from a useable sideshore direction from light or offshore, let us know here!

meangoat 04-21-2008 06:31 PM

Christophe says we might be getting some wind by Wednesday this week. So im hoping that comes.

RickI 04-22-2008 10:42 PM

Anyone grab some breeze time tonight? It backed off a bit once I arrived after work, naturally. Still, it was good for cruising, even managed to throw some jumps despite the lower winds.

HIGHFLYN 05-08-2008 03:50 PM

I've seen better days, But one can't be choosie when summers closing in on us.

Currently 15-18mph SE in Boynton

RickI 05-08-2008 04:10 PM

thanks! windomatic is down, was hoping it was in that range.


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