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/advanced windsurfer, kiteboarder, and foiler living in the Great Lakes Region of New York State who enjoys sharing about windsports and fitness.