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Re: Well, season is officially open.

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:40 am

Bulldog wrote:NOAA nailed the forecast for the coast. Ikite: FAIL! I should have known better than to believe the guys who are just rolling back into town and don't have a feeling for "winter" 2013.



In all fairness NOAA was forecasting "BREEZY" all week for Tomales and Bodega while Godsy snuck in and predicted light teens and NAILED it... =D>

NOAA seems to be a little more conservative for the small craft advisory and probably doesn't even know wtf Waddel is... I'm starting to believe Waddel is the windiest (days per year) venue in California.
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Re: Well, season is officially open.

Postby le noun » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:52 am

NCKite_Ryder wrote:I'm starting to believe Waddel is the windiest (days per year) venue in California.


Because it is. That spot is magical.
I think people who ride waddell on a regular basis get depressed when they get less than 4 days of riding per week even in the fall/winter.
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Re: Well, season is officially open.

Postby sloughslut » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:00 pm

le noun wrote:Not to defend iKite, but their forecast is in knots, not in mph.
It's never been blowing more than 18 knots on average at sherman all morning and that's what ikitesurf predicted.
So why do they predict in knots and there sensors are in mph? i have had i kite a long time, its more for senors than forcasts for me, i think they read nws and do forcast, dont alot of ikite weather people forcast from the Gorge?
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Re: Well, season is officially open.

Postby dontfeedthenerd » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:02 pm

sloughslut,

I think you can change what unit their sensors display in settings, if you log in. At least you can in windalert (which takes the same data from ikite)
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Re: Well, season is officially open.

Postby sloughslut » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:19 pm

le noun wrote:Not to defend iKite, but their forecast is in knots, not in mph.
It's never been blowing more than 18 knots on average at sherman all morning and that's what ikitesurf predicted.


18knts = 20.714mph it was blowing 21mph avarage :think:
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Re: Well, season is officially open.

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:23 pm

le noun wrote:I'm pretty sure I even saw a unicorn crossing the road there one day.


was it 16' feet long with a dorsal fin? Cause thats just a regular horse, not a unicorn.
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Re: Well, season is officially open.

Postby le noun » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:27 pm

sloughslut wrote:
le noun wrote:Not to defend iKite, but their forecast is in knots, not in mph.
It's never been blowing more than 18 knots on average at sherman all morning and that's what ikitesurf predicted.

18knts = 20.714mph it was blowing 21mph avarage :think:


Since the forecast is in knots, the wind speed in mph is irrelevant.

Sherman this morning (in knots) and the forecast (in knots as well).
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Re: Well, season is officially open.

Postby ozchrisb » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:01 pm

My windalert.com profile is set in knots. iKitesurf doesn't seem to have a default. You can switch the realtime display to knots, but when I click on the "show me this station on windalert.com" link I go to windalert with the display back to mph..... Not a huge deal most of the time, except for those marginal days when you read 12 mph as knots and then wonder why there wasn't quite enough wind.
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Re: Well, season is officially open.

Postby sloughslut » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:02 pm

you said it never went over 18Knots, it was avaraging 18.248501079921 knots this morning and my 210lbs self (you can convert that to kg or whatever) rode a 10m till 1pm ###
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Re: Well, season is officially open.

Postby le noun » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:53 pm

Lol, are you really arguing with me about 0.2knots? :mrgreen:
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