Learned from the 2 times I've been there to not pay attention to the specific wind forecast. Around the the point, it can be blowing even a different direction from the nearest weather station. In planning this last trip... a week in advance... we just looked for a Southerly flow, temps above 80 & sun. Great chance for thermal action with these 3 elements.jensmadwind wrote:what were the winds forecasted to be compared to what materialized?
what size kites were you on for the most part?
They get waves on the lake side... just a decent walk across the point from the bay. Not sure about others times but, while we were there, nothing like beatings us beginners take Lake MI. In fact the 1st trip I was amazed at how calm the waves were on the lake side. Really though, I'm not the right guy to be asking about waves right now 'cause I've been on a mission for smoother waters after spending all last season getting my ass kicked around here. The 1st day of our 2nd excursion, I noticed slightly bigger waves but winds were starting to shift from SE to SW so we headed for the bay side. Anything with E in it, you're on the lake side... W, bay. Would be an awesome SUP ride around the point between bay & lake. Likewise for more experienced kiters in the right wind directions... I watched 'em do it after a walk up the beach right to the very tip of the point. Careful of the extreme shallows while making the transition however... I saw a couple take headers too. Also heard a few broken fin stories while there.Misfit wrote:The Tawas trips look like a ton of fun when its breezy and when it's not. Great times on and off the H20. One question, are there any good wave spots? I'll bet a couple of SUP's would be awesome for those no breeze days.
One question, are there any good wave spots? I'll bet a couple of SUP's would be awesome for those no breeze days.
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