FKA Kiteboarding Forums  

Go Back   FKA Kiteboarding Forums > SE Florida And The Keys Forum > Session Report!
Connect with Facebook

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2009, 03:47 PM
windydayzz windydayzz is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 11
Default Anyone getting good wind??

I have gone out to my local spot in south dade 4 times in the last few days to find 10-14mph wind. I come back home and it is cranking. Is anyone getting good wind?? Maybe my spot is the only place with bad conditions. All the other meters are going off. around 17-19..... I have do not consider fowey as one since it is 30feet i the air
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 04:05 PM
RickI's Avatar
RickI RickI is offline
Site Admin
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 8,691

They guys in Miami I spoke to yesterday had similar complaints. Then again there were a few dozen at Crandon particularly earlier in the day. It did drop to around 10 to 14 mph later on. Not sure about South Dade, I would think you might mirror the upper Keys at times which isn't a bad thing for wind. Fowey is a good indicator although as you say it is about 125 ft. off the water and over six miles offshore. Still, if you take 4 to 5 mph off what it is saying you might approximate nearshore conditions in some areas to the NNW.

Have folks getting some nice water time lately?
FKA, Inc.

transcribed by:
Rick Iossi
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 09:34 PM
BizGuru BizGuru is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 152

Been very up and down, It has been a bit to north for matheson to be solid, also Crandon has had a south flowing current with Wind out of the north which is never a good combo. Lets hope for more NE to E and a few more mph.
Ken MacPherson
IKO Certified Instructor
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 10:05 PM
troubleshooter troubleshooter is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 183

I was in Marathon today and got skunked. Was there from noon to about 4:30 PM. I coulda got a ride but it would have been too much work. Then, on the drive home, Whale Harbour had a few kites in the air at about 5 PM. Only kiting I got was on Friday at Crandon. Was out Sat and Sun so dont know the conditions for those days.

Marathon and Sombrero meters all showed 17-18 knots. Go figure.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 05:13 AM
greg meintjes greg meintjes is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: St Augustine, Fl
Posts: 229
Default anyone getting good wind

We have had 6 solid days of good riding down here in Key West, although last week it was cold for us locals , but the Northeners did not mind, and it looks like we will get more wind today and then it might lighten up a bit.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 05:45 AM
jim jim is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: sarasota
Posts: 147

This season has been terrible on the west coast. Fronts come through midweek and the wind doesnt hold for more than a day at most behind the front, sometimes just for a few hours. I was so spoiled by the seasons of 05 through o7 that allowed you to get out several times every week. I wanna move to the keys!!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 08:10 PM
Safe_Cracker Safe_Cracker is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 18

That's alraight guys, I am coming down tomorrow night and I bring a cold front with me fresh from Chicago. Been doing the wind dance since Thanksgiving, last time I have been down!


Watch, you'll see........
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 12:13 AM
Safe_Cracker Safe_Cracker is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 18

A day late because of AA over selling there flight BUT here comes that cold front as promised!

Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 04:01 PM
b-rad's Avatar
b-rad b-rad is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 250

pretty cool how you did that cracker! Tuesday was torture...all the boys and girls were at the whale ripping and I couldn't stand the pain of a harness...every season I seem to miss a chunk of good wind...I was just stuck in a hospital in tx with a gnarly pneumonia for over a week...lost sucked! (I hear I missed the coldest wind of the year...thats cool)

Eat right and take care of yourselves!!!!

Sooooooo glad to be back!
Ride On.

Brad Lange
Seven Kiteboarding, Islamorada, Florida Keys
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

Do not advertise outside of [COM] Forums.
Do not show disrespect for others in your postings.
Users can be denied access to this Site without warning.
FKA, Inc., it’s officers and moderators are not responsible
for the content of the postings and any links or pictures posted.

Report Problems by PM to “administrator” or via email to

Copyright FKA, Inc. 2004, All Rights Reserved.