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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby JakeFarley » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:20 pm

Here on the west coast of Florida June - September are the summer doldrums. I got 12 sessions in during July and August and there were probably another 6 days I missed as I was busy with other things. But I can get out with the foilers with my 21m Speed 5. So in my opinion this has been a pretty good summer here this year.

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby kjorn » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:30 pm

Kernow was rubbish for wind... but that could be because I bought a new kite. Sorry.

I actually invested in a SUP and some waterproof headphones - it's not a bad sport. A bit slow, but it's nice to find some new watery places.

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby Flyingseb » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:55 pm

Quite windy summer this year in west France (Bretagne) this summer…until 2 weeks ago
The summer was in fact disappointing for tourists, shifty weather pattern, rainy, windy, although not very strong.
All in all, this summer has been somewhat uncommon, better for kiteboarders than for sunbathers, here

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby Faxie » Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:37 pm

mr-markus wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:15 pm
Here in Holland we've got this year a lot and i mean a lot of North -Northwest wind. Normally the dominant direction is South-Southwest, but not this year. climate change?
No, bad memory I think.

All taken from KNMI historical data. Current year really isn't that different with the northern winds. I can waste my time counting my Woo sessions and split them by spot if you want (63 this year) but a quick glance tells me they're for the biggest part from south to west. Last months quite some northern winds though, but that was also the case in previous years. ... -de-zomer/ ... -de-lente/ ... nd-winter/ ... de-herfst/

It was an oldfashioned shit summer if you ask me... we got spoiled last 2 years.

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby Flyboy » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:05 am

tkachuk wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:29 pm
July and most of August around the great lakes and southern Ontario had the worst wind I have seen for at least the past 8 years. Maybe 7 or 8 twintip days total with sustained winds >15knots over those two months. Sept has been decent though and hopefully October will be too! Yesterday's SW at Cherry Beach was sweet. I counted 25 kites in the air.
Been windsurfing/kiting the Great Lakes since 1983. This is the worst summer for wind in my memory. Still plenty of days kite foiling, but nearly all of them on my "big kite" (6m Peak4). Almost all of them alone, as there was never enough wind for the SB crew to bother going out. Unheard of. 3 or 4 years ago was so consistently windy that I spent as much time on my 5m & 7m kites as on my 9m & 11m (not foiling). Fortunately, fall winds starting to kick in - had 6 days on my 4m Peak in the last 12 days.

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby Kitemenn » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:54 am

Faxie wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:37 pm
It was an oldfashioned shit summer if you ask me... we got spoiled last 2 years.
Yeah you are right...shit summer with some nice wind now and new gear this year and since wind is more off than on :-?

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby tilmann » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:36 am

looking for another hobby right now :(

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby RedSky » Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:34 am

London SE. Kite Buggy. Only been out twice this year due to a lack of wind/direction. Not a great summer weatherwise. The whole of August was northerlies. The opposite of what's needed. Hoping for a better Autumn.

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby nothing2seehere » Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:43 am

UK south coast here. Normal amount of windy days as far as I'm concerned but a lot more days of wrong wind direction (offshore rather than the usual onshore) so less days on the water.

I've only managed to book one week off work this year and I managed to kite 6 days out of 7 (possibly could have driven 45 minutes to kite on the other day but I like to stick to the local spot) and I'm not the type of person who tends to hang around at a spot so it can't be that bad.

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby andylc » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:10 am

UK South West - I feel like it’s been a pretty good Summer but with variable wind directions - I kind of like this as it makes me go to several different locations. Had time off work recently and was able to kite on about 50% of the days I got off. Would have managed more but had to spend time with the family…

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