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Vind in Safaga & Soma, Egypt ? - Real wind vs. statistics???

Postby Dr_Rosen » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:23 pm

Hi does anyone know if real wind at the kite places are a bit more than the wind statistics say? I think I read that some where....... Being in soma Bay from Feb 28 for a week.

Statistics/forecast look okay - but maybe even better?

http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-bin/ ... RCH=safaga

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Re: Vind in Safaga & Soma, Egypt ? - Real wind vs. statistics???

Postby bayron » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:42 pm

Usually 1.5 to 2x stronger due to thermals especially at hot times of the year

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Re: Vind in Safaga & Soma, Egypt ? - Real wind vs. statistics???

Postby Dr_Rosen » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:47 pm

bayron wrote:Usually 1.5 to 2x stronger due to thermals especially at hot times of the year


1.5 to 2 times higher = 100% more??? That sounds like a lot!!
This is only 1st week of March so not that hot. I just hope for 5 beaufort and up........

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Re: Vind in Safaga & Soma, Egypt ? - Real wind vs. statistics???

Postby Dr_Rosen » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:46 am

I found this myself on an El Gouna Website:

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To the wind forecasts of Weather Online and Windguru, which are based on measurements from Hurghada Airport, you can frequently add 1-2 Beaufort for El Gouna.


I so much fear a week without wind, now that I finally have the opportunity to go!

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Re: Vind in Safaga & Soma, Egypt ? - Real wind vs. statistics???

Postby srrc » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:14 pm

When I was there the French guys at the Safaga school said there was always a little bit more (3 to 4 mph) in Soma Bay than at Hurghada.

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Re: Vind in Safaga & Soma, Egypt ? - Real wind vs. statistics???

Postby Dr_Rosen » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:42 pm

I for sure hope so!!! Forecast looks .............. well depressing !!

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/safaga_abu_soma

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Re: Vind in Safaga & Soma, Egypt ? - Real wind vs. statistics???

Postby Dr_Rosen » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:49 pm

Look freaking terrible actually!! I am ther from Feb 28 to March 6

http://www.zoover.co.uk/egypt/egypt/safaga/weather

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Re: Vind in Safaga & Soma, Egypt ? - Real wind vs. statistics???

Postby mc8 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:06 pm

you can check webcam from colona in hurgada..in last 2 weeks there was approx 4-5 days a week 15+ knts..

http://www.colonawatersports.com/hurghada/livecam.html

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Re: Vind in Safaga & Soma, Egypt ? - Real wind vs. statistics???

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:02 pm

my experience is, that if you have in Hurghada forecasted 3+ Bft from northerly direction, you will have enough wind to get out (13+ knots).

And normally Soma Bay has some knots more than Hurghada area.

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Re: Vind in Safaga & Soma, Egypt ? - Real wind vs. statistics???

Postby Dr_Rosen » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:28 pm

Thank you Toby!! Hope is alive. :thumb:

Just ordered a Spleene Session just in case :jump: :jump:

RRD HT2 15m/Royal Era 14m + Spleene Session ................ if only I weighed 75 kg instead of 95 kg :roll:


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