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
Dec 18, 2021 note: I tried the link below and it directed me to
Wired Pier Environmental Field Station which has a camera view
of the Bay Bridge. I looked for a bit and could not find the roof
cam. It sounds like the roof cam was useful so I moved this information
about it from the home page to this page to avoid losing it.
You can finally get that sneak preview of Crissy
Field and the Golden Gate as the Exploratorium camera has
been back up and running now for a couple weeks now. You
can also find it by going to exploratorium.edu
and click "new roof cam". The resolution is great and the camera
has a 25x zoom capability. Every 15 minutes, a series of preset
pictures are added to the archive, so you can see a recent
snapshot of the launch area or the sailing area even if someone
else has control of the camera. You can also view a series of
snapshots after the fact to see when the wind came up and when
it dropped. The camera is now controlled by only one person at a
time and you can tell when you are in control and how much time
you have remaining. The beautiful thing is that with the 25x
zoom and the ability to point the camera, you can really check
out details. If you double click on a spot in the picture, the
camera will recenter to that point.
- The NOAA
Tides and Currents did not work on Dec 18, 2021. Perhaps it has
moved to another location.
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