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Will the wind ever return to the East Coast?
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oldiemouldy



Joined: 09 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, it will never blow again. Ever. You should give all your gear to me ASAP.
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sailingjoe



Joined: 06 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's blowing out there now on the Vineyard Sound, but I'm opting not to sail it. Two kites were visible from Menauhant, but I thought one looked like it was struggling for wind. With swollen ankles, a painful hip and shoulder, I might sell you my gear oldiemouldie, but there's no freebees here. Us Yanks are tight as a drum and famous for not cutting much for slack.
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boardsurfr



Joined: 23 Aug 2001
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Kalmus windmeter readings for yesterday looked good - any reports? Today looks promising, too - models predict only 13 mph SW, but thermals should add to that. The "Meteorologist Forecast" seems way too low...
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shreddbob



Joined: 31 Mar 1987
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kalmus was ok 5.5 for me (160 lbs, on 58 cm wide 84 liter FSW board) until the wind backed off at 4:30. I got on the water at 3:00 so only had 1-1/2 hours. I think it was a bit better earlier but I didn't trust the day enough until I couldn't take it any longer and finally got in the car. Not anything spectacular, with the due south wind pinning us to shore, but nice to get out and play.

Today I bet the west side of Buzzard's will be sailable on 7.5 (for me) by mid afternoon. That would be about 14 mph avg. Some chance of better.
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outcast



Joined: 04 May 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's coming in 2 hour packages now.....def better then July....

Same thing as last year except i had better luck with timing of the patches.

Kalmus showing caps at noon

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wsmtbskate



Joined: 09 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After planing once the entire month of July, being on vacation on the cape this week has been awesome. Three straight days of great conditions.


Fri and sun 6.0 and 110 skate
Sat 7.0 and 145 Carve.
I wasn'table to break out my 85 liter with the 6.0 due to the lulls, but I will certainly not complain.

Cape >> central mass re wind !!



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sailingjoe



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My hat goes off to the guys who came up with formula equipment. Once you get the hang of it, there's no windsurfing experience that compares. Planing in 15 mph or less on flat water compares to skiing deep powder. It's just so smooth!!!! I've had the 11 meter sail up four times this month with the Exocet Formula board. It gybes like a dream, has upwind ability that doesn't compare to any other kind of board and planes downwind like there was no tomorrow. Nevertheless, the sail has been taking it's toll on this 60+ set of shoulders. Yesterday I opted to take the bicycle out instead of windsurfing in 15 mph or less winds. I do hope we see something stronger soon.
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danothemano



Joined: 25 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: worst summer ever for wind.. Reply with quote

You know it's very bad when the odds of my wife blowing me are better than the wind doing same.
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