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psmith2004



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Margarita vs Aruba wind readings Reply with quote

Hi,

Margarita/El Yaque used to be touted as more of an intermediate venue than Aruba as you could generally count on higher winds for the Venezuelan locale. However, recently (last 12 months) the wind sensors seem to be showing Aruba with higher and more reliable winds. I realize the wind sensors in both cases are located at the airports but I was wondering if any locals could confirm what the sensors are showing?


Peter Rolling Eyes
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BoykinWagner2002



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:01 am    Post subject: Margarita vs Aruba Reply with quote

Aruba was quite windy in early January. Windguru was calling for 17 to 19 knots (at the airport) the whole week. Sails were 6.5 to 5.5 on the beach. Wind was quite gusty and offshore.

I don't remember Margarita being so offshore but I also think you are more likely to have days when you are skunked there.
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ukkachizz



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:53 am    Post subject: Margarita vs Aruba Reply with quote

Margarita has dead side shore winds and is windier than Aruba. It is a MUCH better spot to sail.
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the applicable data sources:

I. REAL TIME WIND

iW's CARIBBEAN REGION:
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=132&regionProductID=1&Isection=Gmap+Obs

II. FORECAST
Best available forecast includes the two top weather models in one tool:

MARGARITA:
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?siteID=1337&Isection=Forecast+Graphs&regionID=132

ARUBA:
http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?siteID=1339&Isection=Forecast+Graphs&regionID=132
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psmith2004



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well,
Based on last week's wind sensor readings it looks like Aruba is still shown as having stronger winds than Margarita? The model data also tends to show the same trend for the predicted data.

Peter
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