Baggies 24th August NE - too late
Date: August 25, 2015 09:25AM
It appears we were too late for the NE yesterday.
It was blowing from early and by the looks of the airport graph it started dropping just as we headed for Baggies.
It was still blowing when I got there and I measured avg 19 at the beach gusting to 24. I thought that would be enough for my 5.0 but I think I overestimated the wind because of the time of year - after all, August is the windy season, right! Usually the NE cooks at this time of year.
5.0 was a little light when I started and everyone found the same. After a while we stood on the beach and waited until just after 2pm but it always hovered around the same. Grr...
Conditions were otherwise pretty good. 5.5 or 5.8 would probably have worked but maybe we should just have got there earlier. Clive the kiter reckons it was blowing better in the morning.