Wind Speed Chart for Aruba, The Gorge and Maui

Wind Speed Chart for Aruba, The Gorge and Maui

Post by Wilton Ha » Wed, 21 Nov 1990 05:27:22


Several people have asked for wind information for certain spots.  I posted
the information for Corpus several weeks ago and it was reposted again last
week. (Typos and all)  

Here is the information that I have for the Gorge, Maui and Aruba.  It is
sort of like paint by numbers because of the lack of graphics.  The idea is
to connect all of the same letters together to form a graph of the wind speed.
I used red for the Gorge (You can tell where I live), green for Maui and
blue for Aruba.

The Aruba numbers surprised me the most.  From what the magazines have said, I
thought it would have had more high wind days than shown.

                 Percentage of Days With Wind Over 15 MPH

100-|
    |
    |                                     G     G
    |
    |                                     M           G
 90-|                              M            M
    |
    |
    |                              A
    |                              G                  M
 80-|
    |
    |                                     A      
    |
    |  
 70-|            A          MAG                            MG
    |      A           M                                                 MA
    |                  G                                          
    |                  A                        A     A     A
    |      G
 60-| A          G                                                 AM
    |            M
    | G                                                            G
    | M                                                                  G
    |      M
 50-|
    |
    |
    |
 40-|
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
      J     F     M     A     M     J     J     A     S     O     N     D

                            Months of the Year

Legend:      A = Aruba
             G = Columbia River Gorge ( Between Oregon and Washington)
             C = Maui

The exact source of this data is unknown but I have to wonder whether some
of it comes from the hotel or rental business.  Some of the charts show more
high wind days than I have found when visiting certain spots.  If anyone has
better data or data on other sailing locations, please post it to the net
because it costs lots of money to travel these days and knowing what months
are the best for a certain spot can make for a much more enjoyable vacation.


                                            who do not know about windsurfing.

 
 
 

Wind Speed Chart for Aruba, The Gorge and Maui

Post by Ken Berg » Wed, 28 Nov 1990 03:54:17

Quote:

>Due to a problem with our postnews program this chart got posted twice.  Not
>what I had planned but it happened anyway.

My postnews routine is also screwed up, but here is the article I
tried to post this a.m.

Enjoy!

Since the latest storm that has pounded the NorthWest has made
national headlines, everyone has probably already heard about it.
But just how windy was it?  It was the most wind that I have ever
sailed in both Friday and Saturday (11/23-11/24).  These days were
two 3.0 days in a row at Nehalam Bay (near Manzanita).  On Saturday,
there were 70 mph gusts rolling through the bay.  The water was
muddy brown due to all the flooding, and there was spray everywhere.
It became survival sailing:  take 4-10 reaches then come back in to
re-group for 20 minutes.

It felt so good to be fully powered up on a 3.0 (over powered at
times).  For a guy my size
(200#), that doesn't happen too often.  But two days in a row? That
was my first opportunity.  

One thing for sure, I'm feel more alive now than I did before
experiencing these sessions.  I'm glad to report that I now have
added a 3.1 to my quiver (already used it twice [8^).

See ya all out on the water.

Ken

 
 
 

Wind Speed Chart for Aruba, The Gorge and Maui

Post by Wilton Ha » Wed, 28 Nov 1990 03:24:52

Due to a problem with our postnews program this chart got posted twice.  Not
what I had planned but it happened anyway.

For all of you folks that traveled over the holidays how was the sailing?

Did anyone go to Mexico, Corpus, or Baja?        

Thanksgiving day the Gorge really cooked.  We had 3.0 to 3.5 weather most of
the day on Thursday with an air temperature of about 60 and a water temperature
of about 55.  In some peoples book this would make at least a triple 50 day.
Air at least 50 degrees, Water at least 50 degrees, and Gusts to about 50 MPH.

On Saturday it reached 70 degrees in the Dalles and it was blowing on the
coast.  In the morning they were reporting 32 with gusts of 44 at Astoria.
The prediction for Sunday was for more of the same.


                                    THE GORGE: Living on the edge of HURRICANE

 
 
 

Wind Speed Chart for Aruba, The Gorge and Maui

Post by Barton_Bro » Fri, 30 Nov 1990 03:40:39

What a difference a few miles makes! Saturday at Lincoln City (Siletz Bay),
about 50 miles south of Nehalam, was a marginal 5.0 day.

Saturday, however, at Waldport, 100 miles south of Nehalam, was 3.5 to 4.0.
What a day! Consistent 35mph with a few gusts of 45 to 50, an entire bay with
only three sailors.  It was sure nice to be back on my 8'3".

Barton

 
 
 

Wind Speed Chart for Aruba, The Gorge and Maui

Post by Barton_Bro » Sat, 01 Dec 1990 02:25:36

Quote:
> What a difference a few miles makes! Saturday at Lincoln City (Siletz Bay),

                                     ^^^^^^^^
This should have been FRIDAY - sorry.

Barton