Wind meter and Webcam in limbo

Well, we own a really good wind meter now, and it was working nicely, but unfortunately we may have to move it to another location. Until we know for sure it has been taken down and put in storage.

The webcam may not be available to us either.

I will post more information when I get it.


The new Davis wind meter

Thanks to the combined effort of Frank Peters, Mark Turner, Luk Stanek, Alex Switzer, myself and others we now have a brand new, high quality Davis wind meter installed at Frank’s place.

Click the ‘Wind Graph’ menu item to view it. Note that we only display values for 10 am to 8 pm, and nothing is displayed from 9 am to 10 am.

There may be short down times while we tweak things, but overall this wind meter should be quite reliable.


New ‘Links’ page and tab, PLUS new Beach Info video

October update: Check out the ‘Beach Info’ tab for a new Aerial video of Mike Shaw kiting and jumping near the beach.

I have added a new menu tab with the label ‘Links’.

It goes to a page that contains links to items of interest for windsurfers and kiteboarders. I started it off with a couple of links to kiteboarding safety videos.

Check it out, and if you have links you think are worthwhile adding, please let me know.


Membership dues due – use Paypal

It is time to pay membership dues for the 2016 season. The sooner we have them the sooner we can use them.

It is very easy to pay by Paypal.

At the top right of the HWS home page:
1) Select either an individual or a family membership.
2) Type in your full name.
3) Click the Pay Now button and follow the instructions.

For more detailed information and/or to pay by check click the ‘Join’ menu item at the top of the page.


Brighten up?

We were at the beach the other day when a couple of friendly RCMP officers stopped to mention that boaters have occasionally had difficulty seeing kiters and windsurfers when they are wearing a dark wetsuit and sailing a dark kite or sail.

For more visibility, consider wearing a bright colored PFD, or perhaps a bright colored rashguard shirt over your wetsuit.

New webcam

Check out the new webcam picture from Frank’s place. Click the Webcam menu item at the top of the page.

Thanks to Frank for supplying the camera and Mark Turner for programming it to upload to our web server.

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