Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

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Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

Postby Roberto » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:34 am

I am pleased to announce that we will have two wind sensors up and running. Jetty Island starting this spring and Double Bluff/Sunlight available now (more info below).

This is made possible with the funds raised in our last party raffle and by community members time & resources. The existing JI sensor will be overhauled and internet connections fees will be covered for at least 2 years. For DB, Steve a local kiter is sharing his sensor. We've added the necessary hardware to log and make data available to the cloud.

Double Bluff/Sunlight:
This sensor is halfway between DB and Sunlight Beach and it is placed 35 feet up. Thank you SteveB for supporting the community! We are working to get it on Windonthewater. In the meantime, you have a couple of options to check on current conditions.

The simple way:
http://www.weatherlink.com/user/pskited ... s=0&type=2
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For the App focused (App Store and Google Play):
WeatherLink Mobile (Davis Instruments) - Weather Station: PSKITEDB (Double Bluff-Whidbey Island, Freeland WA)
Wunderground - Weathers Station: KWAFREEL20 (Double Bluff / Sunlight Beach

Data in Weatherlink refreshes every 2 minutes and Wunderground every 15. Wunderground has the historical graphs.

Thank you all for the support and go ride!

Cheers
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Re: Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

Postby Freeride » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:18 pm

Awesome on both counts - thanks!
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Re: Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

Postby Robert » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:24 pm

Sweet! Best use of funds ever.
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Re: Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

Postby BellinghamKite » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:45 pm

Looks like the same setup we have up north too that the NSKA bought.

We currently have 3 sensors going! Nice work!
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Re: Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

Postby jeffh » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:24 am

Many thanks!
Always nice to have some additional useful data to help schedule our sporting life.
And it looks like some more southerlies are on the way, here and there, over the next few days.
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Re: Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

Postby kasper » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:58 pm

Awesome job guys. I have a t-shirt I won on the last party raffle on me right now. Cheers!
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Re: Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

Postby bmmiller » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:29 pm

Hey guys! Ben from iKitesurf.com.

We worked with Robert and added the Double Bluff sensor to iKitesurf: http://wx.ikitesurf.com/map#47.992,-122 ... ,!163206,1

Also, while it does require an iKitesurf Pro membership, you can also check out our sensor off of Jetty Island: http://wx.ikitesurf.com/map#48.001,-122 ... 0,!93974,1
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Re: Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

Postby Roberto » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:47 pm

bmmiller wrote:Hey guys! Ben from iKitesurf.com....


Thank you Ben for adding the DB sensor!
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Re: Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

Postby ivog2001 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:16 pm

Ben, it seems that the long term computer models on iKitesurf forecast for the Double Bluff spot are not accurate. Most likely the computer feed is from somewhere else. Example, this Sunday all other spots nearby have good wind and around 50F temp. This one shows upper 60F and not much wind. Could you look into that?
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Re: Double Bluff and Jetty Island Wind Sensors

Postby hatislandjohn » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:37 am

Ben - thanks for adding the sensors! Do you know when they will be available in either of the mobile Apps (Wind Map View?) WindAlert or iKitesurf?

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