Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
Three in a row today on St. Clair,, so what is four in a row, maybe tomorrow??? Arrived at 10 am sailed on 5.5 and 90 for about an hour switched down to 5.0 (big deal, half a meter???) to try to get some control back, seemed to work though, maybe I had more downhaul in the 5.0. Anyway sailed until about 4pm and could have rerigged to 4.5 (really!!). Les stayed behind and sailed down to 3.5 or something, me I opted for home, hot tub and margaritas! So are you guys shoving all your weeds out of everywhere over on your side? No mater how far out I went there was this crazy grassy seaweed. Even weedfins weren't all that effective at times,, never seen this on St. Clair before. Also I think the weeds were cutting down the size of the waves as the water seemed very flat and hard to find a ramp. 10 pm and it's still raining. Very soggy day. The water has cooled significantly in the last week. hard to believe it was 95 deg F last Saturday.
I think Tom and Millard went out, but I don't think we actually got any wind.
Yes I know that feeling. When you sail often the forecast is bound to be wrong sometimes, even though we keep telling ourselves not to go unless we are sure. Occasionally of course the worst is when a sensor reads 20+ while at home so we pack up and go and of course it has blown through by the time we get there,, Uggghhhhh!!!! A few years back we were all headed up to Rondeau 25+ on the sensor, and as we approached the gate the ranger came out and said, sorry boys dear cull in the park today, you can't come in! NO!!!! you've got to be kidding, we just drove an hour to gewt here!!
Anyway I am thinking of comng over to MB tomorrow during the day with the Northerly forecast as I have to pick up some sails from Fed Ex in Grosse Pointe area on Mack Ave but I wasn't sure if North would be too off shore.
In that case come on over to Blue Lagoon - there is a slight chance of a $30.00 charge if it is discovered that you don't have a Blue Lagoon Windsport sticker on your vehicle. Usually they are not checking this time of year.
There is a good grassy riggin area for those new sails.
It's ok but I would think your side of the Lake would work better in Northerlies.
At the Lagoon the wind/wave fetch iis not the greatest with N to NW winds.so winds are often gusty..