when to sail near santa cruz?

when to sail near santa cruz?

Post by Benjamin Cris » Wed, 04 Aug 1993 07:49:21


Quote:

>Does any one know a good way to know/guess if there is wind near santa
>Cruz? I know for instance that when there is a lot of fog over hyw 92
>in half moon bay, there will be lots of wind at coyote point. Is there
>similar fog rule for santa cruz?
>Andy

Try the windtalker near waddell at 408-423-0610.
I don't know of any correlation between fog (or lack of) over the
mountains, and wind at the coast.

Ben

 
 
 

when to sail near santa cruz?

Post by Jim Munro x24 » Thu, 05 Aug 1993 05:13:36

Quote:


>>Does any one know a good way to know/guess if there is wind near santa
>>Cruz? I know for instance that when there is a lot of fog over hyw 92
>>in half moon bay, there will be lots of wind at coyote point. Is there
>>similar fog rule for santa cruz?

>>Andy

>Try the windtalker near waddell at 408-423-0610.
>I don't know of any correlation between fog (or lack of) over the
>mountains, and wind at the coast.

>Ben

Well, for sure, if its windy at Waddel and you make the trip, it won't be
wasted. If its windy at Waddel, there's a good chance (but not certain) that
it will also be windy in Santa CRuz and at points in between.

For anyone coming over, the wind picks up as easrly as 12:00 noon to 1:30pm
and often dies between 4:30 and 5:00. On the Bay you can sail till dark but
not so in Santa Cruz.

Fog*** over the hills is a sure sign there is no wind in Santa Cruz.
The fog needs to be a mile or two out to sea for wind.

Also, for weather radio fans, the wind at Pidgeon Point doesn't mean much.
I've driven by the point in thick fog and zero wind, only to emerge into
sunshine and 25mph conditions at Waddel.

As always, I recommend extreme caution tio anyone venturing out on the ocean
for the first time. If possible go with a buddy who knows the ropes. Conditions
can be very deceptive and even seemingly small surf can break your $400 mast
in the wink of an eye.

Jim Munro

 
 
 

when to sail near santa cruz?

Post by William P. Jaursc » Tue, 03 Aug 1993 05:21:36

Quote:

> Does any one know a good way to know/guess if there is wind near santa
> Cruz? I know for instance that when there is a lot of fog over hyw 92
> in half moon bay, there will be lots of wind at coyote point. Is there
> similar fog rule for santa cruz?

> Andy

Hi Andy,
  I'm no expert, but I did live over there for three years.  When I lived
over there, I would (of course) check the marine forecast.  It's seems
you would rather eyeball the situtation.  My rull of thumb was, if
(during summer months) there was little fog in the morning, the whole
region would blow.  This includes what santa cruzans call the North Coast
(north of city limits).  If S.C. was fogged in for the am period I would
only venture as far north as Natural Bridges State Park.  In any case,
the afternoon is definately the time to sail.  Hope this helps.

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when to sail near santa cruz?

Post by Alan Nob » Wed, 11 Aug 1993 00:30:40


Quote:

>> Does any one know a good way to know/guess if there is wind near santa
>> Cruz? I know for instance that when there is a lot of fog over hyw 92
>> in half moon bay, there will be lots of wind at coyote point. Is there
>> similar fog rule for santa cruz?

>> Andy

>Hi Andy,
>  I'm no expert, but I did live over there for three years.  When I lived
>over there, I would (of course) check the marine forecast.  It's seems
>you would rather eyeball the situtation.  My rull of thumb was, if
>(during summer months) there was little fog in the morning, the whole
>region would blow.  This includes what santa cruzans call the North Coast
>(north of city limits).  If S.C. was fogged in for the am period I would
>only venture as far north as Natural Bridges State Park.  In any case,
>the afternoon is definately the time to sail.  Hope this helps.

>----


Yeah.  I'd second that rule of thumb.  Basically, afternoon wind is
inversely proportional to morning fog.  For example, we got just a tad
of morning fog Saturday morning on the Westside, and it blew 4.7 in
the afternoon at Natural Bridges.  Sunday, however, the fog didn't
burn off until almost noon, and we had 5.3/5.9 conditions, and it
didn't pick up until later (after 3pm).  In general, the best wind is
between 3pm and 6pm.

Having said that, eyeballing it is truly the best indicator.  Of
course, for a fee, I could be talked into setting up an
anemometer/windtalker on top of my house :-).

Alan
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