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Oahuwaterwalker

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Typical wind in the gorge for April and May
« on: March 09, 2022, 09:38:40 AM »
Hello All,

I'm doing some work in the gorge during the first week of April and then again in May. For those of you who spend some time there, what's the typical wind and water temp I'm looking at? I googled this and it seems like you have to sort through a million advertisement ridden sites to find something that actually answers the question.

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Re: Typical wind in the gorge for April and May
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2022, 01:08:34 PM »
Try this for water temp.  You should be able to check historically as well.
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?14105700

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Re: Typical wind in the gorge for April and May
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2022, 06:56:28 PM »
Damn cold water!

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Re: Typical wind in the gorge for April and May
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2022, 09:01:46 AM »
There is a reason the local shops are advertising 5/4 and 4/3 wetsuits.
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Re: Typical wind in the gorge for April and May
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2022, 11:54:03 AM »
Maybe I'll go mountain biking instead  8)
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Re: Typical wind in the gorge for April and May
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2022, 02:53:20 PM »
Has anyone mentioned the wind yet? When does it blow there?

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Re: Typical wind in the gorge for April and May
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2022, 11:42:15 AM »
Figure on a 5/4 wetsuit and hood until June. July is typically the most consistent strong wind but plenty of West wind days in April through June. If you're willing to drive East a bit it's often better. Depending on the snowpack there can be a couple of weeks of very strong current around mid to late May but that affects paddling more than winging.

The Mt. biking is also great into June then starts to get dusty. Hope that helps a little :)

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Re: Typical wind in the gorge for April and May
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2022, 01:24:18 PM »
Figure on a 5/4 wetsuit and hood until June. July is typically the most consistent strong wind but plenty of West wind days in April through June. If you're willing to drive East a bit it's often better. Depending on the snowpack there can be a couple of weeks of very strong current around mid to late May but that affects paddling more than winging.

The Mt. biking is also great into June then starts to get dusty. Hope that helps a little :)

Thanks, this helps. I've ridden post canyon before, sounds like that would be a good plan for these trips as well.
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Re: Typical wind in the gorge for April and May
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2022, 10:34:38 AM »
You can expect some fierce current in April and May, and most of that water was snow and ice a day before, so yeah, it's cold, but fun, and the wind can nuke. One of the craziest days last year was in May. My fat ass was overpowered with a 2.8. A good 3/4 wetsuit with an inner poly shirt is adequate for winging if you don't fall a lot. I find that I fall a LOT less in the Gorge than in Maui. Still, dress for the swim, not the best outcome. I'd say bring your winging gear, but bring the bike too.
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Re: Typical wind in the gorge for April and May
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2022, 02:45:36 PM »
You can expect some fierce current in April and May, and most of that water was snow and ice a day before, so yeah, it's cold, but fun, and the wind can nuke. One of the craziest days last year was in May. My fat ass was overpowered with a 2.8. A good 3/4 wetsuit with an inner poly shirt is adequate for winging if you don't fall a lot. I find that I fall a LOT less in the Gorge than in Maui. Still, dress for the swim, not the best outcome. I'd say bring your winging gear, but bring the bike too.

Thanks, I'll be open to whatever the weather brings me. If it's really nuking, I'll likely rent windsurfing gear. I'm in Kailua so Wingfoil wind is plenty, but nuking windsurfing... maybe 1 or 2 times a year.
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