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PonoBill

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About time...
« on: December 17, 2022, 04:53:53 PM »
There's been fuck all for wind for the last few days. Lots of surf, but no wind. Today I went to the westside to see if I still suck at SUP foiling. Yep. Still suck. I haven't done it for about 8 months and apparently, that's enough to hit the reset button. I can get up, I can turn (slowly), I can pump like a one-legged chicken, and that's about it.

Fortunately, the wind returns tomorrow--with a vengeance. Unfortunately, it's the wrong direction, locally called a Kona wind. Fortunately, I've been looking forward to trying the Southside in a Kona wind. We'll see, I might not be able to scratch my way off the beach. But at least I won't be sending postcards from Tahiti.

But look at the second forecast for 11AM on the 19th. Some idiot must have been praying for wind.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2022, 05:02:49 PM by PonoBill »
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Re: About time...
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2022, 05:07:22 PM »
That's a healthy looking wind map. S-turns and the whole upper westside are fun in Kona wind. You probably know that though. Sendit

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Re: About time...
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2022, 05:51:34 PM »
Unfortunately, Kona winds often mean storms. This one is a little nuts:

https://youtu.be/5ri0N0FoPDs
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Re: About time...
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2022, 07:47:09 PM »
That looks warm and pleasant compared to December in NH where we have been wing foiling with below-freezing wind chills.
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