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Old 12-16-2008, 11:03 AM
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Default Key West - best wind sensor??

Going to Key West for Xmas-- looking for most reliable wind meter..
also.. any place to launch off the main Key West area?

any info would be appreciated.. thanks!
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:45 AM
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Brian,

On the SE side of the island is Smathers Beach. Kiters ride all the way to the left or the east end of the beach by the first jetty. Greg or someone down there will give you the low down of the north side. Also check out Bahia Honda SP at mm33 or so. One of the best spots IMO to kite in the keys.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:51 AM
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Default key west-best wind sensor

The best wind sensor to use is the NOAA buoy at sand key reef, but give me a call when you get down, and I will help out where possible.

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:02 PM
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Bryan,

Be sure to check rider resources for SE Florida, in this case there is a lot of info and images about the kitebeach in Key West, Smathers Beach. Anyone wanting to ride there should check this out:

http://fksa.org/showthread.php?t=5813

Greg is a local expert and will take good care of you. Hey Greg for most winds, how much do you take off of the Sand Key wind reading to approximate winds shoreside, about 3 to 4 mph?
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:43 PM
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Default Key west-best wind sensor

As a good average, you can look at around a 3 to 5 mph lesser wind speed off the beach, than at sand key, however, on SE winds when the weather channel gives a reading, you can almost always add 3 to 5 mph on to whatever they are displaying.

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looks like Monday might bring some great NE.. any good launches off main Key West Island for that wind direction?

thanks for the info guys!

much appreciated!
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:34 PM
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No good launches off the island on NE, we might go out and ride off of the Hyatt by old dead mans curve ,( about a mile East of Smathers), we will be launching off a boat, if conditions are good and you want to come out ,give us a call.

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