Eddy oh Eddy
Cloudy skies and cooler temps bring us unfavorable conditions to Belmont Shore today. Currently slightly overcast with the winds blowing 4 MPH offshore from the Northeast. The WF-WRF model is showing weak winds barley touching double digits from the South throughout most of the afternoon. Not looking too good for any of us to get out there today. Foil folks who crush it in the lighter wind may have a chance, but it's gonna be a big kite day for them as well. With how our morning's lining up I'm going to agree with and stick pretty close to the forecast.
Today I've included the satellite image that goes along with the iKitesurf 3KM forecast table. This image allows you to see wind flow across our region, and can provide some interesting information. We have a low pressure system coming in that I highlighted with the red arrow below. As you can see low pressure systems spin counter clockwise up here in the Northern hemisphere. As this low pressure spins closer to our Southern California shore lines it begins to cause an eddy affect that redirects our surface winds from the Northeast to onshore from the South. These live wind maps are pretty fun to look at, and can be found under the live wind tab in iKitesurf. I don't use them very often when making my usual call for the day, but I wanted to include a little something extra with our poor forecast. If things shape up later this afternoon I'll post a midday update, but from what I'm seeing it's not lookin too good. If you get out there on the foils happy kiting!
5/16/2023 03:18:50 pm
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