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Feb 7, 2016 by paul

APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM- 1020 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING... MONDAY WEST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. PROTECTED WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.



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Date: 02/12/2016
From: fhawk

No, waves used to be much bigger at AP years ago. I think the outside bars have changed, so not as much wave gets through. Also, it was pretty west on 2/9, so that makes a lot smaller wave. But the day before it was reasonably onshore, and with that much wind you would have seen much bigger waves before the bars shifted.
Date: 02/09/2016
From: alexb

I tried again today. Only lasted about an hour. Too cold, too windy and this time with more holes. Waves were still small though. Have they always been this small Fred? Feels like they should have been much bigger with all this wind.
Date: 02/09/2016
From: fhawk

Yep, it was way out of control even on a 3.7 (with a rdm 340/370 mast) and JP 74 quad, gusts had to be close to 40, and a lot of time it was in the low to mid 30's, just black water everywhere. Luckily the waves were only in the waist to chest range, but hitting a bigger one going that fast means you are jumping, even if you are trying to stay on the water. GT kept saying it looked like the storm chaser series as the water and sand smoked down the beach.
Date: 02/08/2016
From: alexb

AP blew up today. Fred on a 3.7, Gary on a 4.0 and my smallest kite was too big. First time I've heard Fred complain about too much wind.



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