Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lots of Kites Saturday

Great Weekend

Today and tomorrow look great. A lot of this past week had okay wind. Lots of times there is very little wind in town but it'll blow at the beach. I expect this coming week to be similar - check Glen's wind meter in the afternoons and if it says wind, then there is wind.

Friday, January 17, 2014

New Wind Meter

Glen has installed a wind meter on his house on Algodones Bay and it is awesome. Very reliable at giving us an accurate reading of the conditions. Forget about Chucho. This week the forecasts have shown marginal winds and Chucho has shown very light wind, but it's been blowing almost every afternoon. You wouldn't know it from what it is doing in town. Right now I don't see any indications of good wind off the coast in town but Glen's meter says 18 to 20. I'm heading out there as soon as I post this.

OOOps.... I may have spoken too soon. Now it says 13 - which is more in line with Buoy Weather's forecast. Damn.

One of those "no wind days."

Moria, the Spin Queen, doing a 360.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Good Week Ahead

Today, Friday, should be good and tomorrow is forecast for a bit lighter. Sunday is a day off and then we may have a few days in a row of kite days. The forecasts haven't been real accurate and we don't have any wind meters online that are good indicators so about the only way to be sure is to go to the beach or wait for someone to post on Facebook ( Weather has been warm, water is still in mid-60's. In fact, the weather has been so nice that it has been enticing lots of beginners to come out and learn the sport. Usually this of the year the wind is cold, strong and gusty - kind of nasty - and not very inviting for novices.

On another note, a great place to set up is just to the east of La Salsa bar. You can park very close, it's sandy, and no wind. Launching at the water's edge is normal, no problem.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

No Wind

The forecast lied, the clouds won. It is 2:30 and no wind.

Is The Wind Back?

The wind slowed down during the week but it still blew a few days late in the day. I don't know how many got to take advantage of it as it often didn't blow until after 4:00 pm. The forecast for today is good but it is an overcast day, which can often limit how much it blows. We'll have to wait and see. The forecast for the rest of the week has improved and we may have several good days! YEA!

Here are a few photos from last week: