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Re: Trade Winds Dying

Originally Posted by northoceanbeach View Post
That's not why winds are good on Maui that's why they are stronger but they sill need the trade winds to be strong in the first place. I've been blasted by singing sand and water everywhere from Maalaea to Kohala to ehukai. (Auto correct hates Hawaiian).

Maybe you're right. It just doesn't seem like it to me.
I hope I am wrong about the trades, and they come back more consistent. That way I can continue to live without air conditioning, and windsurf in consistent 25 kn winds, and sail the big boat in winds that are not gusting to 40 knots all this with the normal NE direction.

Maui needs NE trades, if the trades are to E, which they have been going to more consistently, then no good. One thing that has happened here, very few windsurfers left, most have gone to kiting. Interesting the kites can sail in a much lower wind range than a good windsurf wave board. Kites will not be as impacted by low wind conditions like windsurfers.

Would be good to hear what is going on in Carribean.
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