Forums > Windsurfing Victoria

Inverloch 25/09/2016

Reply
Created by Ninjury > 9 months ago, 26 Sep 2016
Ninjury
VIC, 161 posts
26 Sep 2016 7:46PM
Thumbs Up
























Faff
VIC, 648 posts
26 Sep 2016 10:42PM
Thumbs Up

Great, the forecast had promised nothing.

Ninjury
VIC, 161 posts
27 Sep 2016 6:17AM
Thumbs Up

Willyweather got it right on the day. Was a bit gusty 17-23 but got us going to 30kts. gpsteamchallenge.com.au/sailor_session/show?date=2016-09-25&team=48

Old Salty
VIC, 1261 posts
27 Sep 2016 9:06AM
Thumbs Up

Looking a bit rough fellas. Not like the locals to sail with a bit of a wave on the Inlet

Faff
VIC, 648 posts
27 Sep 2016 12:51PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Ninjury said...
Willyweather got it right on the day. Was a bit gusty 17-23 but got us going to 30kts. gpsteamchallenge.com.au/sailor_session/show?date=2016-09-25&team=48

Do you use inverloch or inverloch pier?

Ninjury
VIC, 161 posts
27 Sep 2016 4:00PM
Thumbs Up

Inverloch Pier will give the tides too, they'll all be interpolated anyway, the closest actual weather station is pound creek

Faff
VIC, 648 posts
27 Sep 2016 4:43PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Ninjury said...
Inverloch Pier will give the tides too, they'll all be interpolated anyway, the closest actual weather station is pound creek

OK, thanks. Which forecasts do you use? Met eye seems to have the same forecasta as Willy weather. I've been told that wind guru is basically pound creek, but pound creek itself is sheltered from the wind, so the actual inlet wind speeds are 5 knots more.

I guess I should just pick the most optimistic forecast.

Ninjury
VIC, 161 posts
27 Sep 2016 10:49PM
Thumbs Up

I suppose some of it is just familiarity with the weather patterns. Willyweather and meteye are Bom afaik. WW only gives you the average wind speed, so you can usually add at least 3 knots for gusts. If the arrows all line up the same way for the whole day then the wind will not have holes in it. Fronts are N followed by W followed by SW. Inverloch entrance is no good with anything with North, but Area 45 can work on NW, W and E. Light rain usually means squalls from SW or W

Faff
VIC, 648 posts
28 Sep 2016 9:01PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Ninjury said...
I suppose some of it is just familiarity with the weather patterns. Willyweather and meteye are Bom afaik. WW only gives you the average wind speed, so you can usually add at least 3 knots for gusts. If the arrows all line up the same way for the whole day then the wind will not have holes in it. Fronts are N followed by W followed by SW. Inverloch entrance is no good with anything with North, but Area 45 can work on NW, W and E. Light rain usually means squalls from SW or W


Ninjury,

Thanks a lot. It now makes sense why sometimes it's really gusty.

kato
VIC, 2423 posts
28 Sep 2016 9:22PM
Thumbs Up

Westerly will always have holes in the wind at Invy as it get bounced around from the headlands. That's why 45 is a better choice with that direction

Faff
VIC, 648 posts
28 Sep 2016 9:54PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
kato said..
Westerly will always have holes in the wind at Invy as it get bounced around from the headlands. That's why 45 is a better choice with that direction


You mean by the time it gets to 45, the wind will have smoothed out as it has travelled 5 km over the water?

Adriano
10537 posts
29 Sep 2016 6:24AM
Thumbs Up

I was waiting for that bank to seal over! Just need an epic westerly now.

Oh look - next Wednesday perhaps!

windaddict
VIC, 1099 posts
29 Sep 2016 8:45AM
Thumbs Up

Saturday looks good for a decent rivermouth jumping session.



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Windsurfing Victoria


"Inverloch 25/09/2016" started by Ninjury