Posted: Tue May 15, 18 10:40 am (GMT -8)
This doesn’t sound right. Isn’t the wind the we all are kiting with when kiting in waters of Oregon and Washington usually side to side-on wind? Thus coming off the cool waters of the Pacific.
in my mind it makes perfect sense – the wind at Manzanita (at least on the few days I kite there) is more on shore (side-on) than side (cold ocean, warm land creating a natural breeze). Sand does warm up from the sun very quickly and that should cause some local up draft just above the beach. I definitely felt the secondary lift multiple times boosting in the break vs boosting anywhere else (including further out in the ocean or anywhere on Columbia).
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