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by bandito » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:12 pm

adam2 wrote:Based on my years of riding Boundary Bay here's how to tell when to go at Third Ave:

1. The night before, check -Forecasts -> Wind Prediction #1, see if it is forecasted to be windy.
2. If it calls for morning wind, get up early the next morning go to "LIVE WIND" on and check for SE wind on the Saturna Island (very useful) and Sand Heads sensors (less useful, but gives you a sense of the overall trend). Click the arrows to bring up the graphs. If the graphs look good go. You don't need an ikitesurf membership to do this. If the sun is up already check conditions on the camera at You want Easterly (onshore) to Southeasterly (side-on) winds for Third ave.
3. If it is windy, go. Don't screw around getting coffee, waiting for your favorite tide or for traffic. This is Boundary Bay, not La Ventana, winds rarely last long and if they do, they often clock offshore throughout the day they you're stuck driving to White Rock or the ferry terminal (meh) for a southwesterly session. Wind here is frontal, you have to get it as it passes through.

And lastly, for fall kiting take all your kites and boards, the kite you leave at home is most likely the kite you'll wish you had.

Very wise Advices :)

Also bring copple thermos of hot beverage and even extra hot water in cooler for warm ups and clean up.

BEGINNERs: easier and safer to launch on beach at mid /low tides and definitely to learn its awsome .
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by Faceplant » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:30 pm

Not gonna be that cold. 11 degrees LOL!
Let's get out there and give'r!
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by Slappy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:05 pm

TAF not looking that strong

Wed 10pm E 10
Thu 12pm E 12
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by Slappy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:10 am

a bit more promising now
Thu 8am ESE 12
Thu 1pm SE 12
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by tweegster » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:04 am

Any OSR from third? Locust is looking like a safer bet, other than the higher chance of solo riding.
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by tweegster » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:20 am

Off to locust
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by Michael » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:36 am

Saturna SSE 27g33 @ 7am, that's a good sign, lets see what happens in an hour.
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by Jerry » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:42 am

boundary bay cam shows 1 kiteboarder out . ETA 0830 :)
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by Brian C » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:37 am

Michael, I'm still at home. Looks like light easterly so far. Strange thing is that Pt Atkinson is reporting stronger winds than Boundary Bay. I may just drive down for a look at Stearman Beach since it's so close to home.
Everything is packed and ready, so if it comes up soon I will still give it a try at Centennial.

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by gabrielb » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:09 am

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it's just NE inland, opposing the SE

even with some South, WR pier is calm...
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forecast downgrade 12 hours before is usually correct.
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