Here is a little more boardsailing
If the SFO
Airport 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM report is 18 Knots or better
from 270 to 300 degrees, I am almost certain to have a good day on the
water. At 260 or less, the wind tends to be offshore which does not
work well sometimes. However, these days are occasionally good.
At 290 the wind lines up with the channel and the wind blown fetch grows
up to three feet with 20 knots of wind and an ebb tide. Stronger
winds will build swells as high as six to eight feet. Lots of fun
if you have a small enough sail. On the standard 20 knot days, I
use a 4.9 sq. meter sail for my 155 lb. and my buddy Ken Poulton uses a
5.4 sq. meter sail for his 185 lb. On the big wind days, he uses
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Last Updated on 29 Aug 2000