St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

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St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby Kabalerror » Mon May 26, 2014 3:52 pm

Is anyone going to St. Joseph tomorrow Tuesday 5/27?
Never been there, it's 2 h drive for me, so i'd be happy join some company.
Forecast looks promising.
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby adseguy » Mon May 26, 2014 4:26 pm

Not looking promising, which is why I didn't post, BUT I do have an open day tomorrow and might tag along. You live in the city?
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby caseywindmill » Mon May 26, 2014 5:06 pm

I could be intersted too, but not sure at this point.
Keep an eye on south haven as your driving. It can be better
on that forecast and only another half. Adrien knows
this but he doesn't care if there's much wind.
He will be foiling with a puff.
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby Kabalerror » Mon May 26, 2014 10:14 pm

Yeah, now forecast is very uncertain, the biggest kite I got is 12M which is definitely not enough.
Neither I got the foil, so I'd skip it again, instead of taking dayoff for sitting on the shore.
Sorry for a false alarm....
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby FSP » Wed May 28, 2014 8:56 am

Ladies,

Northeast is offshore at south haven and joe. On these upcoming summer days ur gonna want mc. Spending the next 3 months at my place there and ne thermals are money. Look no further and get ur best tricks out off the beach to rip it up. Stay away from pier as currents are strong and the rocks bite. Great waves come out of nowhere and Sweetest time of the year bout to go down
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby adseguy » Wed May 28, 2014 9:11 am

If you can predict them like Northerner in Sheboygan you'll have a following, that's for sure.
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby JCN » Wed May 28, 2014 9:56 am

Adrian

Are you foiling today?
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby adseguy » Wed May 28, 2014 10:04 am

I am. Only good spot on the radar is Montrose. I have a plan to get out though and stay WAAAAAY the fuck upwind. Heading out in a few.
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby JCN » Wed May 28, 2014 10:10 am

Nice. you'll probably be gone by the time I can possibly get there (that whole work thing always gets in the way) but would love to try it one of these days.
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby adseguy » Wed May 28, 2014 10:13 am

I can do an afterwork session too. I'm just taking an "extended lunch" What time you thinking?
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby JCN » Wed May 28, 2014 10:17 am

probably 6ish I'll text you later in the day
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby blaise » Wed May 28, 2014 12:16 pm

adseguy wrote:If you can predict them like Northerner in Sheboygan you'll have a following, that's for sure.


Well I'm no Tom Skilling or Northerner or Scotty, but here's what I look for...

Minimum 15 degree temp differential between the land and the lake.
The MC meter has a photo voltaic sensor (PAR) you want to see spiking over 1300 mid day. http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/metdata/mcy/ (meaning it needs to be sunny out)
If its rained recently its weaker or non existent. If its been dry its stronger.
Also, they work best when you have a weak offshore flow early in the day. Ideal setup is a weak south or southeast turning north.
The "thermal" starts up around 4, dies around 6 or 7 and is between 5 and 15 knots out of the northeast.
That thermal will also tend to cancel out or mess with wind from other directions as well. If you've ever been skunked on a westerly or northwest at MC that might be why...

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That was on a 5-10 southerly forecast over the weekend. Its more often than not bigger kite (12-18m) wind but its usually rideable for an hour or 2.
If you have an existing north flow over the lake it causes a nice 5-10 knot bump til sunset.
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Re: St. Joseph Tuesday 5/27

Postby adseguy » Wed May 28, 2014 2:57 pm

Great perspective. Thanks for sharing. Should go without saying that if you see a solid setup make sure we know about it. Montrose gets the same thing in the evening from 4-8, but it might only add 5-10 North and I haven't nailed down how it's working so far. Today is looking like that setup though.

Bad news about the after work crowd though - The foil broke- again- for the third time! I did have a 10 minute ride though and it was HELLA fun. I'll let you guys know when I get something worked out. This is ridiculous, but so far they have taken care of me every step of the way. We'll see
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