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Uncivilized afternoon wind Tuesday

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by Alton » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:36 am

cwincald wrote:Whoa, the numbers that are appearing tonight for the forecast tomorrow are getting scary big. I’m now thinking that launching anywhere on East Beach is going to be pretty risky especially in the afternoon. From the sound of it the water could be up to the tracks!!

Maybe it will start as early as 10am when tide is only 1.6m / 5 ft

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TAF Forecasted Oct 12 10:47 pm
Mon 11pm E 8
Tue 1am E 15g25
Tue 8am-10am SSW 18g30
Tue 10am SSW 18g30
Tue 3pm-5pm W 18g30
Tue 5pm W 18g30
Tue 7pm-9pm W 10
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by Domd » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:40 am

Sooo...looks like the wind will not let us down today! I'm wondering where to find the best waves for windsurfing today. Porteau? White Rock? Acadia? Ambleside? Thanks for the suggestions
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by Alton » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:19 am

Domd wrote:Sooo...looks like the wind will not let us down today! I'm wondering where to find the best waves for windsurfing today. Porteau? White Rock? Acadia? Ambleside? Thanks for the suggestions

I'm betting on White Rock for best waves
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by Brian C » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:27 am

...until it clocks west, then maybe Acadia.
For a more civilized SW session I may try Cates Park. Never been there but I know Adrien used to call it his secret spot for a local N Shore session. Not a wave spot though (short fetch).
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by Brian C » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:58 am

... but kiters should note that there’s no space to launch and land a kite at Cates. It’s only real launch spot for windsurfing/ wind foiling is the boat ramp.
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by Slappy » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:50 am

I think Adrien only used to sail Cates on thermal winds. As Burrard Inlet / Indian Arm is a fjord it does generate a weak thermal but for frontal winds they would be largely blocked by Capitol Hill.

Might still be sailable but I would expect nasty gusts and lulls.
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by Slappy » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:54 am

I would consider Crescent Beach today as well. Not sure I’ll go out at all today with work and my knee.
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by Alton » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:17 am

It's cranking onshore at White Rock. Parked at Indian Reserve (free parking). Plenty of sandbar so going to self-launch here on 7m while it's still civilized.

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by drummermom » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:29 am

The web cam isn’t working and I can’t find any info on white rock Alton. What’s the wind doing? Is there any way I can keep tabs on it?
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by Jens » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:35 am

drummermom wrote:The web cam isn’t working and I can’t find any info on white rock Alton. What’s the wind doing? Is there any way I can keep tabs on it?



This one works for me
https://explorewhiterock.com/the-pier-cam/
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