Category: San Francisco

West Coast Wind Blog: Unending easterly winds for most of the west coast.

by Mike Godsey, mail: mike AT iwindsurf Recent days have seen cool powerful easterly winds in the western Gorge, powerful Santa Ana winds for Southern California, nagging wind killing NE winds just aloft over the Bay Area. And for the

West Coast Wind Blog: March 12 brings strong winds to entire west coast!

Strong North Pacific High + low pressure in Great Basin + strong winds aloft = Epic winds! by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com Strong wind ruled the west coast on March 12, 2019. Here is a visual summary of the

West Coast Wind Blog: Eddy & North Pacific High divert wind from Bay Area

Weak winds prevail today as eddy spins. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com There is a robust North Pacific High today stretching from Hawaii to Puget Sound. But it has an extension or ridge that is moving towards the Columbia

West Coast Wind Blog: Baja’s East Cape image of the day3

by Mike Godsey, Mike AT iwindsurf.com The model output below from yesterday and today show 3 critical differences: 1. The high pressure is weaker today and evidenced by the greater distance between the isobars. 2. Today the high pressure has centered further

West Coast Wind Blog: San Carlos Hurricane Diary

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West Coast Wind Blog: Where to go for Baja winter winds.

Where to go for Baja winter winds: by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com First, don’t confuse the April-Oct. down-the-line wave riding at Punta San Carlos and the other spots on the Baja Pacific coast with Sea of Cortez kiting and windsurfing. Different season,

West Coast Wind Blog: La Ventana forecast with clouds

Forecasting when locally formed clouds are present is very tricky. by Mike Godsey, mike AT iwindsurf.com La Ventana and Los Barriles human forecast link: http://wx.ikitesurf.com/proforecast/56 La Ventana is always a tricky place to forecast given the lack of our proprietary

West Coast Wind Blog: Diablo wind, Santa Ana wind, El Norte wind, Rooster wind…

All from chilly high pressure in the Great Basin area!   A glance at the NWS technical discussions above tells you that localized big wind events are the story for Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area and the Gorge this morning. Also, notice the mention

West Coast Wind Blog: Hurricane Sergio at dawn today.

Sergio now tracking south of Puntat San Carlos. by Mike Godsey, mikeATiwindsurf.com Today, Oct 10, 2018, hurricane Sergio has made the boomerang turn to the east as modeled. But it has taken a more southerly of all the modeled trajectories. This means

West Coast Wind Blog: Upper level winds steer the North Pacific High but also it may make…

Hurricane Sergio boomerang!   by Mike Godsey, mike@iwindsurf.com So take a look at this first image. It shows the tracks of all the hurricanes in the eastern Pacific in the period 1980-2005.   It is clear that the vast majority of

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