Friday was the first day of the previous 33 days that the wind did not blow at least 15-20mph for a sustained solid session of at least one hour in the WNY area. This ends the longest streak of continuous days of wind since I began recording. Not only were there 33 days in a row, but the average windsurfing sail size during those 33 days was 4.8m for a person my size. That's pretty incredible!
In determining what qualifies as a 'windy day' I use the criteria of at least 15-20mph of consistent wind for at least one hour. If the meter hits 15 or 16mph a couple times during an hour, that does NOT count. If there is consistent wind of 15-20mph for 55 minutes, that does NOT count either. There must be consistent wind of 15-20mph for a solid hour.
Based on the complete records I have kept over the past three seasons, the 2019 season has kicked butt in almost every category. There is still over a month of wind to observe, but I have the feeling that November will also deliver. At the end of the season I will share the results of the entire season.
Eric L. Mihelbergel is an intermediate level windsurfer and kiteboarder living in the Great Lakes Region of New York State who enjoys writing about windsports and fitness.