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RickI 02-18-2006 01:13 PM

HOWZAWIND???
 
In this frequent lightwind wonderland we live in sometimes whether or not it is rideable is a bit of a subtle call. This even using realtime winds, flags, trees, etc.. We often just don't really know until we're there.

What to do?

If you are at the beach and it looks rideable, tell us about it! It may change but then again, it might not before we can slide in a session.

This is a public service your kite buds can appreciate, so post and post often (that'll mean there's more wind!).

RickI 02-19-2006 12:32 PM

No wind in the forecast but it is going off Delray currently (Sunday, 12:30 pm):

Sideshore 15 gusting to 20 mph!

ikitesurf doesn't show any indication of this. Grab it while you can.


The winds eased off a bit after I got up there but were still ranging from 12 to 17 mph much of the time. Pretty good considering 5 mph was forecast!

RickI 02-20-2006 03:01 PM

The forecast is for 5 to 10 mph today, Monday, Feb. 20, 2006.

The wind is 13 gusting to 15 mph and perhaps building in the Delray area as of 3 pm.

RickI 03-07-2006 02:29 PM

WIND JUST TURNED
ON!!!

NNE 20 gusting to 24 mph at delray

it may build

HIGHFLYN 04-07-2006 01:02 PM

As I sit here at work, I'm watching the trees bend from the south/southeast @ 15mph+. Hope to catch a session this afternoon!

If thats not possible, Forcast for tomorrow is BREEZY 15-20 from the south :D

RickI 04-07-2006 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HIGHFLYN
As I sit here at work, I'm watching the trees bend from the south/southeast @ 15mph+. Hope to catch a session this afternoon!

If thats not possible, Forcast for tomorrow is BREEZY 15-20 from the south :D

I hope to grab some water time myself later on today if things are rideable. Where are you located? 15 to 20 sounds good. It would be great if that happens for Kite4Girls on Key Biscayne.

HIGHFLYN 04-07-2006 04:09 PM

I couldn't agree more about the Kite4girls this weekend, I was going to head down that way.

But I've decided to stick it out around the home front and take advantage of the wind on Sat. Since it's been a fickle spring so far. Plus the 80mile drive down south would eat up valuable kiting time. Perhaps next year.

I'm up here in Lake Worth/Boynton Beach area and as of this post it's looking GOOD outside :D

Man is that clock s-l-o-w- or what :shock:

Daudbhai 04-18-2006 01:33 PM

Where to kite
 
Hi Rick,

I'm headed down to the West Palm Beach/Delray Beach area end of next week. Just wondering what beaches I could kite at. I was down at Ft. Lauderdale last year and know the rules there. Does anyone know the rules for Palm Beach? What are the conditions like this time of year?

Thanks

DB

RickI 04-20-2006 02:26 PM

Re: Where to kite
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Daudbhai
Hi Rick,

I'm headed down to the West Palm Beach/Delray Beach area end of next week. Just wondering what beaches I could kite at. I was down at Ft. Lauderdale last year and know the rules there. Does anyone know the rules for Palm Beach? What are the conditions like this time of year?

Thanks

DB

The cold fronts that bring the wind seem to be thining out as spring moves on. Although last week we had the best straight five days of stronger winds that I can remember for several years.

If something good comes through the wind could pick up a bit otherwise you might be looking for afternoon thermal winds in the 10 to 15 mph range. These don't happen everyday unfortunately. So, it may be on the lighter side but fingers crossed anyway.

Regarding Palm Beach, guys do ride there but launch and land to the north of the guarded beach. Make sure you stay beyond 300 ft. or more from the beach if you cross over the guarded sections.

Jupiter is just to the north and can have some great conditions if the wind is on. There is a kitebeach to the south of the inlet. Jeremy at Florida Kiting can fill you in on local precautions (avoid guarded areas and the fishing pier mainly).

Delray has a law on the books governing kiteboarding. You can't launch or land off of guarded beaches or come within 400 ft. of them from offshore. Most guys launch and land to the south of the main beach (about 200 yards south of Casurina St.).

Have a good trip!

HIGHFLYN 04-26-2006 08:37 AM

Will the afternoon sea~breeze do it again today, I sure hope so. The past 2 days have been a GOOD!!

And to think that it's all just about to end from the next several months :cry:

But on the other hand perhaps this will be the summer of WIND :P


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