Well summer must be here as the easterlies have arrived in force! This, of course means it is a great weekend to get out on the water enjoying some of the bumps in the sea. The Metservice are predicting the following weather for the weekend.
Friday: Northeast 10 knots easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Slight sea easing to smooth this evening. Mainly fine, with some cloudy periods.
Saturday: Variable 5 knots, becoming southeast 10 knots in the morning and rising to 15 knots by midday, then to 20 knots for a time Saturday afternoon. Smooth sea becoming slight in the morning and moderate for a time in the afternoon. Morning cloud clearing and becoming fine.
Sunday: Southeast 25 knots, easing to 15 knots in the evening. Fine.
I personally will be punching out a big session tomorrow morning from Takapuna. I am hoping the dregs of the noreaster are still around so I can have some fun paddling back towards the beach.
But if you don’t have the time for a big session then I think that it will be a great weekend to just get on the water and build on your confidence in the bumpy seas, particularly with the Beach Series starting on Tuesday!
Whatever you decide to do out there don’t forget the sun block, because I have a sneaking suspicion that summer has arrived!