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Photos, The Wall August 25: Best Wall day of the summer!

 
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windfind



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: Photos, The Wall August 25: Best Wall day of the summer! Reply with quote

Hi Gang,

The Wall has been fickle this year with both the Maryhill and Marker 40 sensors often promising ideal WSW wind for The Wall but actually only delivering reliable wind to the Oregon side of the river.

But yesterday the overall wind in The Wall region was more WSW rather than W-WNW by mid-morning. This type of flow negates the local venturi that can fool the sensors. So strong wind spanned the river.

My website has lots of photos of both hot shots and regular good sailors enjoying silky swells at The Wall.

https://windnotes.smugmug.com

Click on the first thumbnail titled "Recent Photos"

And if you have not seen this Wall video... enjoy!
https://windnotes.smugmug.com/1-Videos-WindsurfKite/1-Gorge-Videos/

Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com
Weatheflow.com



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windfind



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the most common questions I get in the Gorge is how to know when it is worth the long drive to The Wall.

Until about 5-6 years ago the rule for many was to look for about 27 knots and 230 degrees (about WSW) on the Maryhill sensor. The actual wind on the water would be weaker than that but it would typically be strong and filled in across the river by the time you arrived at The Wall.

But in more recent years there has been a decreasing frequency of SW-WSW wind and an increasing frequency of W-WNW summer wind for much of the west coast. This has impacted sites that need SW flow such as Sherman Island Powerlines, Larkspur Landing and The Wall.

This blog shows some of the new rules for The Wall I have been researching. The critical thing is to not fully trust the current M40 or Maryhill sensors near The Wall until they get over 34 knots. They are accurate for their Oregon side locations but they now often pick up very local venturi wind that is ONLY on the Oregon side.

For details:
http://blog.weatherflow.com/west-coast-wind-blog-the-wall-wind-direction-and-2-venturis/

And if you do arrive at The Wall and it is in the bad pattern look carefully the second image and you can see why Rufus is your best alternative.

If you don't have time to read a blog use the "Good vs. Bad" images below for the gist of the story.



Mike Godsey
iwindsurf.com/ikitesurf.com
Weatheflow.com



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exgolfer



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject: when to go to the wall... Reply with quote

awesome post Mike! thanks so much for the helpful advice which alone makes the subscription so worth it, just in gas savings...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This shot is so sick! Nice work!


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