Off then on then off again
12:30 Beach update:
Wind’s kicking in quite nicely. Currently clear skies with wind blowing 21 MPH onshore from the Southwest. Everything looks good for a solid day, but unsure how long this will last going off the forecast. This may be one of those right place right time situations for riders close by. Get it while it lasts!
Well looks like our wind's doing some flip floppin today. As of right now clear skies in Long Beach with chillier temperatures. Wind is blowing 4 MPH offshore from the East/Northeast. What's interesting to me is the wind between 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Showing a spike to 20 from the South, then nearly a complete 180 degree switch to 18 from the Northeast. I've included the real time wind graph with its forecast today for an interesting comparison. The blue line is supposed to represent the WF-WRF model below, but it doesn't show the same quick flip as it does in the table. The graph shows the wind spiking, but staying on shore throughout the 10:00-11:00 AM timeframe. All the more reason to love contradicting iKitesurf predictions <3. Anyway the forecast then shows winds coming onshore from Southwest in the low to mid teens throughout the afternoon. Then finally switching back offshore for a gusty evening. My guess is the wind will do a spike in the morning, and as it dies will get a little fluky with a less drastic switch to side off as it settles. Seems like a decent afternoon for foil folks again, but a bit light for the twin tips.
Yesterday I got a few questions on the beach and on the blog about midday updates. I will try my best to do onsite midday updates, but works going to come first. I believe once I find my groove with more consistent scheduling I'll be able to include these updates. I will keep it to just one update a day probably around 12:30-1:00. If there are significant changes in wind I may do a second, but only if it's really good or really bad haha. Anyway I hope everyone has a lovely first week of March, and as always happy kiting!
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