22nd December 2014, 12:22 PM
The wind forecast for Cape Town in the run up to Xmas is not good at all. That's not unusual at this time of year, with the January and February wind usually more consistent. It's a longer dip in the Southeaster cycle.
As written earlier, at these times it's often worth checking around because when the wind is not good in Cape Town itself, then there's often better chance of a sail either further south or north – and the current forecast for Langebaan (an hour's drive north) is a bit better than for Blouberg.
That said, there are the local effects, also mentioned.
And today is a case in point. The Rietvlei lake has a sailable westerly sea breeze again today – not good for the sea, but OK for freestylers and those with big kit on the lake.
It's gusting to 18mph so far this afternoon. Not the best sail, but a make do one, maybe.
You can see windsurfers planing on the cam here:
Haysite, these are the days when a 6.2 would be useful.
But you can hire bigger gear, both at the lake and at the Cape Sports Centre at Langebaan.
Last edited by basher; 22nd December 2014 at 12:45 PM.