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robmyers 07-02-2005 02:11 PM

wind in Abaco
 
Have been up to Abaco on work several times and the wind seems to be much more consistant and stronger. Great bays and waves on the outter islands. Have not had a chance to take gear up, but may do next weekend.

robmyers 07-02-2005 02:11 PM

wind in Abaco
 
Have been up to Abaco on work several times and the wind seems to be much more consistant and stronger. Great bays and waves on the outter islands. Have not had a chance to take gear up, but may do next weekend.

RickI 07-03-2005 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robmyers
Have been up to Abaco on work several times and the wind seems to be much more consistant and stronger. Great bays and waves on the outter islands. Have not had a chance to take gear up, but may do next weekend.

Looks like quite a few nice launches along the Abacos. I noticed trade-like winds cycling south of there off the Berrys this time last year. They kicked up as the afternoon wore on and faded around sunset. Wonder if they have this in the Abacos and points east as well?

http://gallery.kiteforum.com/albums/.../p5s.sized.jpg
Shredding inside White Cay in the Berrys. GREAT spot, butter on the inside, waves on the outside and reef in between!

Hey AJ what do you know about winds in the Central Bahamas and thereabouts? It seems like you folks may have more going on than systems sliding off the continent, tropical systems and may have some outer tradewind influence.

http://www.fksa.org/albums/album119/...ce_Channel.jpg
From: http://mapserver.maptech.com



There is a tourist report about riding off of Treasure Cay in winter this year at:
http://bayareakiteboarding.com/viewtopic.php?t=1294



http://www.fksa.org/albums/album119/..._sat.sized.jpg



Barometer Bob has quite a few private wind meter sites throughout the Abacos on his site at: http://barometerbob.com/

RickI 07-03-2005 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robmyers
Have been up to Abaco on work several times and the wind seems to be much more consistant and stronger. Great bays and waves on the outter islands. Have not had a chance to take gear up, but may do next weekend.

Looks like quite a few nice launches along the Abacos. I noticed trade-like winds cycling south of there off the Berrys this time last year. They kicked up as the afternoon wore on and faded around sunset. Wonder if they have this in the Abacos and points east as well?

http://gallery.kiteforum.com/albums/.../p5s.sized.jpg
Shredding inside White Cay in the Berrys. GREAT spot, butter on the inside, waves on the outside and reef in between!

Hey AJ what do you know about winds in the Central Bahamas and thereabouts? It seems like you folks may have more going on than systems sliding off the continent, tropical systems and may have some outer tradewind influence.

http://www.fksa.org/albums/album119/...ce_Channel.jpg
From: http://mapserver.maptech.com



There is a tourist report about riding off of Treasure Cay in winter this year at:
http://bayareakiteboarding.com/viewtopic.php?t=1294



http://www.fksa.org/albums/album119/..._sat.sized.jpg



Barometer Bob has quite a few private wind meter sites throughout the Abacos on his site at: http://barometerbob.com/

jonny 07-03-2005 09:30 PM

but is the scenery as nice as NJ?
 

jonny 07-03-2005 09:30 PM

but is the scenery as nice as NJ?
 

moylemuncha 07-04-2005 07:27 AM

lots of rumours and theories about higher wind speeds and consistancy in central and southern Bahamas but not much in the way of weather stations or fellow kiteboarders to expand the info.

There has been an offical expedition to Andros where we found tons of potential but were out of wind on that weekend. Locals were talking about months of 15 to 25 NE'ers in the autumn and spring, "but it usually drops off on Sundayafternoon" !

As a rule of thumb, I'm thinking Northern Bahamas in NE's and Southern Bahamas in SE's.

MM

PS - where's my Hellfish

moylemuncha 07-04-2005 07:27 AM

lots of rumours and theories about higher wind speeds and consistancy in central and southern Bahamas but not much in the way of weather stations or fellow kiteboarders to expand the info.

There has been an offical expedition to Andros where we found tons of potential but were out of wind on that weekend. Locals were talking about months of 15 to 25 NE'ers in the autumn and spring, "but it usually drops off on Sundayafternoon" !

As a rule of thumb, I'm thinking Northern Bahamas in NE's and Southern Bahamas in SE's.

MM

PS - where's my Hellfish

moylemuncha 07-07-2005 06:52 AM

going to treasure cay for the long weekend with 'denis' grazing us - should be good conditions. Will post report next week . Have a great weekend here in Nassau you guys

moylemuncha 07-07-2005 06:52 AM

going to treasure cay for the long weekend with 'denis' grazing us - should be good conditions. Will post report next week . Have a great weekend here in Nassau you guys

mocean 07-07-2005 02:48 PM

wind in abaco
 
in between the cays from lanyard cay and marsh harbor looks like a good place to ride.
lots of flats.

mocean 07-07-2005 02:48 PM

wind in abaco
 
in between the cays from lanyard cay and marsh harbor looks like a good place to ride.
lots of flats.

moylemuncha 07-08-2005 03:48 PM

ok - based on 'bayareakite's reco I went to treaure cay point / spit this morning and it was going OFF! 18 to 25 SE. A gap between the peninsula point and a little cay (300m.) cross shore with shoales and sand bars either side to keep the water flat. Got some good pics so will post them when I get back to Nassau. Only have 12 nemi over here so I had to pack it in when it started gusting over 25 - but awesome spot / session.

Know you guys are tearing it up at Blue Hill :-)

I am your spagetti bitch - Mocean

moylemuncha 07-08-2005 03:48 PM

ok - based on 'bayareakite's reco I went to treaure cay point / spit this morning and it was going OFF! 18 to 25 SE. A gap between the peninsula point and a little cay (300m.) cross shore with shoales and sand bars either side to keep the water flat. Got some good pics so will post them when I get back to Nassau. Only have 12 nemi over here so I had to pack it in when it started gusting over 25 - but awesome spot / session.

Know you guys are tearing it up at Blue Hill :-)

I am your spagetti bitch - Mocean

moylemuncha 07-12-2005 12:41 PM

how do i post pic's?

moylemuncha 07-12-2005 12:41 PM

how do i post pic's?

moylemuncha 07-12-2005 12:43 PM

[img]C:\Documents and Settings\Mark Moyle\Desktop\tc1[/img]

moylemuncha 07-12-2005 12:43 PM

[img]C:\Documents and Settings\Mark Moyle\Desktop\tc1[/img]

moylemuncha 07-12-2005 12:46 PM

[img]C:\Documents and Settings\Mark Moyle\Desktop\tc1.jpg[/img]

moylemuncha 07-12-2005 12:46 PM

[img]C:\Documents and Settings\Mark Moyle\Desktop\tc1.jpg[/img]

RickI 07-12-2005 02:31 PM

Placing your image address between [img] and [/img] will work as long as that is an online address. It will not link to your C: drive.

If you need a place to upload images, I will send you a PM with instructions to gain access to the gallery. It has been a while since I did this so please bear with me. Looking forward to seeing your stuff!

RickI 07-12-2005 02:31 PM

Placing your image address between [img] and [/img] will work as long as that is an online address. It will not link to your C: drive.

If you need a place to upload images, I will send you a PM with instructions to gain access to the gallery. It has been a while since I did this so please bear with me. Looking forward to seeing your stuff!

moylemuncha 07-13-2005 07:18 AM

yes please

moylemuncha 07-13-2005 07:18 AM

yes please

RickI 07-14-2005 08:39 AM

Sorry to take so long in getting back to you on this. It has been a long time since I set a new account up in the Photo Gallery. If anyone else in the forum would like to setup a folder for uploading photos embedding images in posts, please PM to ricki the following info:

Username
Password you would like to use for the gallery only
Name
Email address

This is information required by the setup utiity with the Gallery.

Fingers crossed for first time success once I input this info!

RickI 07-14-2005 08:39 AM

Sorry to take so long in getting back to you on this. It has been a long time since I set a new account up in the Photo Gallery. If anyone else in the forum would like to setup a folder for uploading photos embedding images in posts, please PM to ricki the following info:

Username
Password you would like to use for the gallery only
Name
Email address

This is information required by the setup utiity with the Gallery.

Fingers crossed for first time success once I input this info!

RickI 07-19-2005 08:13 AM

Hey Guys,

I have been talking with Lenard the computer systems consultant that setup this site. He has concerns about the current gallery setup and is in the process of upgrading to a new, more capable application. So, bear with us a bit longer as we get things sorted out to upload images. It is coming soon!

I hope you folks had some useable wind last weekend. It averaged around 20 mph with no squalls to speak of in the Keys on Sunday. Pretty good wind for this time of year here. I did a couple of short distance round trip runs out to one fo the reef tract lighthouses. It got me thinking about longer runs that led to a post at:

http://fksa.org/viewtopic.php?t=830

What things have you guys learned from longer interisland runs?

RickI 07-19-2005 08:13 AM

Hey Guys,

I have been talking with Lenard the computer systems consultant that setup this site. He has concerns about the current gallery setup and is in the process of upgrading to a new, more capable application. So, bear with us a bit longer as we get things sorted out to upload images. It is coming soon!

I hope you folks had some useable wind last weekend. It averaged around 20 mph with no squalls to speak of in the Keys on Sunday. Pretty good wind for this time of year here. I did a couple of short distance round trip runs out to one fo the reef tract lighthouses. It got me thinking about longer runs that led to a post at:

http://fksa.org/viewtopic.php?t=830

What things have you guys learned from longer interisland runs?

moylemuncha 07-19-2005 12:42 PM

i'll watch the first one
 
When I imagine heading for a little flat dot of an island 50 miles away which is surrounded by treacherous reef; with a 25 knot NE'erly wind chewing up the SW'erly gulf stream.

That is one 'cut ass' as we say around here

My 10 cents - I think the kiteboarding aspect will be 10% and the boat support will be 90% of completing the race safely. Any problems at all, equiptment failure, mechanical breakdown, poor navigation, poor communications, etc. and things could go downhill for you very fast out there in those conditions.

Yes, I am being a cautious, booring old fart but I love kiteboarding and don't want to see any more bad wraps and this race worries me. The idea of the race is awesome but there are only a few boats/captains that I would trust to follow/lead me across open ocean in rough weather and it would be a serious challenge and major responsibility for them.

So, my ten cents again, is try and focus on the chase boat and TEAM rehersals as much or more than the individual kite training.

MM

moylemuncha 07-19-2005 12:42 PM

i'll watch the first one
 
When I imagine heading for a little flat dot of an island 50 miles away which is surrounded by treacherous reef; with a 25 knot NE'erly wind chewing up the SW'erly gulf stream.

That is one 'cut ass' as we say around here

My 10 cents - I think the kiteboarding aspect will be 10% and the boat support will be 90% of completing the race safely. Any problems at all, equiptment failure, mechanical breakdown, poor navigation, poor communications, etc. and things could go downhill for you very fast out there in those conditions.

Yes, I am being a cautious, booring old fart but I love kiteboarding and don't want to see any more bad wraps and this race worries me. The idea of the race is awesome but there are only a few boats/captains that I would trust to follow/lead me across open ocean in rough weather and it would be a serious challenge and major responsibility for them.

So, my ten cents again, is try and focus on the chase boat and TEAM rehersals as much or more than the individual kite training.

MM

PrayFaWind27 07-19-2005 04:52 PM

i agree with moylemuncha
 
The idea of kiting to a different island sounds really good,but i agree with moyle when he talks about the chase boats,i would go in a heart beat if we had boats to cover our tails if something goes wrong.We have the riders that are willing,but no chase boat.

PrayFaWind27 07-19-2005 04:52 PM

i agree with moylemuncha
 
The idea of kiting to a different island sounds really good,but i agree with moyle when he talks about the chase boats,i would go in a heart beat if we had boats to cover our tails if something goes wrong.We have the riders that are willing,but no chase boat.

Matteo 07-19-2005 09:24 PM

I agree with them. I wouldn't mind trying something similar in the Exumas keys, 10, 20 and then 30 miles...from one key to the other and in SE wind it means super flat water. Who's IN for a nice downwinder in the Exumas ??

Matteo 07-19-2005 09:24 PM

I agree with them. I wouldn't mind trying something similar in the Exumas keys, 10, 20 and then 30 miles...from one key to the other and in SE wind it means super flat water. Who's IN for a nice downwinder in the Exumas ??


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