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Sam 05-08-2008 09:49 AM

Bahamas Wind?
Ill be in the bahamas may 26th through june 4th, not in any perticuar spot, I was just wondering if it is worth bringing kite gear on the boat, going for sportfishing but I was just wondering if there is any spot that gets decent winds or if its evenwirth bringing kite gear this time if year and what the conditions are like???

RickI 05-08-2008 10:42 AM

In the Western Bahamas the odds are not good for useable wind in that timeframe , then again, some years surprise us. Wind has been less frequent than usual so far this spring however. I will be in the Abacos just before that time and am not planning on taking kiting gear from current indications.

You may or may not have more useable trade winds further down the islands in the Central and Southeastern Bahamas in early summer. It would help to find out where you will be ranging in the Bahamas. If you can manage to bring gear for just in case, that would be a good option to pursue.

What do you think AJ and the folks in the Out Islands?

If you dive, I would be sure to bring stuff along to have at that. Clear warm water is usually in good supply throughout the Bahamas.

Beachbum1236 05-08-2008 07:57 PM

forecast looks like poop for the next week. but you never know !:p

RickI 05-09-2008 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by Beachbum1236 (Post 32675)
forecast looks like poop for the next week. but you never know !:p

Good to know. Say, what weather forecast and realtime wind sites do you use in the area of the Exuma's? How accurate are they?


Beachbum1236 05-09-2008 08:43 AM


Say, what weather forecast and realtime wind sites do you use in the area of the Exuma's? How accurate are they?

I use two site for georgetown,
I personally like windfinder better, because it's a bit more flexibly in terms of settings, but they are both very accurate for the next two or three days, maybe changing as few knots here or there on occasion.

the Ikitesurf one is owned but exumakitesurfing, I'm not sure if everyone will be able to access it. if you can't acces the ikitesurf one, try going direct from their homepage.

:D :p

RickI 05-09-2008 01:19 PM

Thanks for the links and commentary! So, for last Saturday the wind archive says you had ESE winds averaging 18 to 20 mph gusting to about 22 to 23 mph. Would you say that is pretty accurate? Are there any wind directions when the accuracy falls off?

If you are an ikitesurf member you can access this station. btw, ikitesurf has added a stupid number of stations, about 4 x more in south Florida. I think these may only be accessible to members.

Sam 05-12-2008 10:06 AM

thanks for the info. probibly bring my kites just in case but at least there should be some good fishing if not kiting.

RickI 05-22-2008 02:26 PM

Just came across another weather page, this time for the area of Abaco. There are some nice large scale color radar links in this one.

There is also a good interactive satellite map of the Abacos at:

More sites at:

Of course there is Barometer Bob, a standby in the Abacos with lots of content on his site including realtime winds:

Still more wx from Abaco:

Have no clue how accurate this site is, but it deals with some out of the way places in the Bahamas:

mocean 05-24-2008 05:46 PM

it's not over till the fat chick sings..
the season is over..the wind has been so unreliable..
bring ya gear just in-case.

RickI 05-24-2008 05:49 PM

May get some in Hope Town a few days around Sunday, I hope. You should get it right after on New Providence AJ. Late season present!

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