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Stormy Weather Means Great Kiteboarding

According to weather instruments at Encinal Avenue and Chestnut Street maintained by Boardsports School and Shop on Crown Beach, winds were as high as 27 miles an hours earlier today. That reading, at 10:40 a.m., was nearly matched by wind speeds of 25 miles per hour at 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.

With the winds out of the south by southwest, there were plenty of boarders (in wetsuits, of course) out on the water taking advantage of the conditions. A few sailors also practiced maneuvers on the Bay near the Ballena Bay Yacht Harbor, where Club Nautique has an active sailboat training program.

And the surf was breaking on the jetty near the USS Hornet on Alameda Point.

All in all, the day included plenty of action for spectators and participants of watersports in and around the Island.

Janet Levaux