All signs and forecast are pointing to a rather calm wind day for us out in Belmont Shore. Currently we have overcast skies with the wind blowing 4 MPH offshore from the East. Temperatures have cooled significantly from the past few days not allowing much of our sea breeze to kick in. Our WF-WRF model for Belmont is showing low double digits throughout the day predominantly from the South slowly switching Southwest later in the afternoon. Mike's forecast not as optimistic calling for a small bump mid afternoon then fading with the same direction choice. I would like to side with the WF-WRF model for the slightly higher numbers, but I'm thinking it'll be closer to Mike's lighter forecast. Foil folks, as always, see some chance out there today, but leave the twintips in the garage for today.
Sneaking a peek into tomorrows forecast we are seeing some very high winds starting early afternoon. All things are lining up for this to be the first big blow of 2020 with possible wind speeds hitting mid to high 20's. A word of caution to my newer kite friends. Always make sure to asses the wind and your skill level before going out during our high spring winds. These winds can become pretty powerful so take your time before heading out, and practice safe kiting. Yes it may be nuking, but it's better to wait for it to calm down to a reasonable speed to keep yourself and others safe on the water. There are plenty of windy days ahead so don't feel like you need to risk it to get the biscuit!
As I said in an early post I get all of my 2020 Duotone demo gear today with hopes of doing a demo tomorrow. If our forecast holds and doesn't get too windy (exceeding 25MPH) I will hold a small demo for experienced kiters at my tent in Belmont from 1:00-4:00. For my novice kite friends please feel free to stop by to check out the gear where I can answer any questions you may have. I will be holding demos once or twice a month through out the next few months so no worries if you can't make it. Happy kiting everyone!