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I had an interesting email exchange with Mike Godsey - our iKitesurf metereologist and weather guru. I asked him about the ways to best judge/forecast winds at OB. I'm including here his suggestion that seems very interesting, but - of course - will require co-operation of all OB enthusiast and - most of all - those of you who live, or work on Great Highway, or very near.
Here it is:
Actually I think I could get the company to put in and Ocean Beach sensor if we could find a location where the sensor would be accurate. Sometime on a windy day could you take a walk from the beach to the front row of houses and see how much of a wind shadow is created by the sea wall etc. Pass the work around that we are looking for a sensor location. Maybe someone has a house along the beach.
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and this would be part of paid ikitesurf service i guess. why not just gather the money for the sensor and we can have real time readings for free. those things are not that expensive especially if its doesn't need to be wireless. we just need someone who lives there and we could install it on his rooftop or balcony.
While on the same topic, maybe you can talk him into posting his forecasts for ocean beach like he does for other spots in the "Meterologist Forecast". I asked ikite a few times in the past, no response. Maybe if more of us ask they will do it. Its not the same forecast as Crissy, there are many days that Crissy blows and OB does not.
i don't think you'd have too much trouble finding people to put up the money-
the bigger issue is where would you put the sensor? This is what godsey is getting at. I'm all for getting an ikitesurf sensor at OB. I pay for the membership, so if he wants to put in a sensor i'm all for it!!!
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The Chalet would be a great spot, tall building and even closer to the beach than the houses. Anyone know some important people there?
The Cliff house too would probably accurately represent the rest of the beach (though maybe a little stronger and gustier up on that bluff). Surely someone must know the managers/owners of these restaurants?
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