Monday, June 28, 2010

A Little Wind

We've been getting a little bit of wind out of the northwest the last week or so. Yesterday was a nice steady 12 to 15 knots until about 4 o'clock. Today doesn't look too good but the prediction for tomorrow calls for 13 to 18. There were four of us out there on Sunday, enjoying kiting in warm water (83°) and no jellyfish.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mucho Tiempo Sin Viento

We haven't had much wind for a few weeks. Some days the southerly wind looks promising and we'll go to the beach with high expectations but it is never enough. Some days it looks real tempting to get out and play in the waves kicked up by the wind but experience tells us that we need really strong winds or the waves will tumble us. In the winter we are in flat water and we can stay on a plane even when the wind drops but the summer surf knocks us down and we have to slog back through the waves. Plus the warm moist air of summer doesn't have the density or the force of our winter winds.

We have probably reached the point of desperation where we will go out kiting anyways. A day on the water is still a day on the water.

The other day I went to a beach south of here called Cochorit because it always blows a little stronger there. The beach stunk of fish oil from the packing plant and there were balls of fish oil sludge on the beach. It was worse than horrible. Not worth considering at all. What a shame.