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Old May 03, 2012, 05:46 AM
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Probably no need to look at the site I posted. After seeing the weather web sites that Alex and Tim posted I had a look at the stats for Wellington ... very reliable northerlies but S.F.A. from the WNW.
Take a look by all means, it might be good for a freak wind one day.
Shame, coz the whole ridge looks the goods.
David.
North West is a common wind here in Wellington. West North Westís are bit less common but we still get them. Thatís the perfect wind for my usual slope (front side).

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Old May 03, 2012, 06:03 AM
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Probably no need to look at the site I posted. After seeing the weather web sites that Alex and Tim posted I had a look at the stats for Wellington ... very reliable northerlies but S.F.A. from the WNW.
Take a look by all means, it might be good for a freak wind one day.
Shame, coz the whole ridge looks the goods.
David.
Don't go by that particular one as Wellington Airport gets more N and S winds due to the wind wrapping around. Out in Cook Strait it is more NW.

I haven't looked at the site yet but I think it is the one I have been looking at for a LONG time. Is it almost right at the SWern corner right on the coast?
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Old May 03, 2012, 06:10 AM
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Is it almost right at the SWern corner right on the coast?
That's the one ....
Old May 03, 2012, 06:19 AM
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This is an image posted to GE.
Looks great ... lots of turbines everywhere accept on the coast ridge.
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Old May 03, 2012, 07:58 AM
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Awesome! Great minds think alike eh??

Yes would be great to get to that site.

I have been across Cook Strait often enough and experienced the super winds through there. Always thought I would love to have a throw away plane to try DS the Ferry...
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Old May 03, 2012, 11:10 PM
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Here is a good vid showing the wind in the area and how consistent it is.

First second or two looks over towards the proposed site

Windy day at Mt John Observatory - Lake Tekapo (0 min 40 sec)
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Old May 03, 2012, 11:12 PM
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All you have to do is search Youtube for "Lake Tekapo Wind" and you will see what I mean. HEAPS of videos

A better showing of the wind there:

Lake Tekapo HD (1 min 20 sec)
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Old May 04, 2012, 05:34 AM
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Looks sweet. Is that a water spout going L-R at the start?
Old May 04, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Yep......nice wind..

You have a live cam that faces to that hill... It on the western side of the lake....when it faces SE you hill is visible ..
Live weather reading only John also......
Ha ha ...lucky bugger....read the wind , and see if there is cloud..

http://www.tekapotourism.co.nz/webcam.html
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Old May 04, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Try this.
http://www.tekapotourism.co.nz/videocam.html
Scroll down. From the "Wide Views" drop down menu, select South East (Duh!)
Refresh the page when it times-out after 90 seconds.
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Old May 04, 2012, 08:11 PM
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That's cool! Big tourism area around there
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Old May 05, 2012, 05:14 AM
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Hi guys any thoughts on flying at the Remarkables? I'm not a DSer (front-side only so far but would be keen to try) so not exactly sure what to look for, but I've spent a lot of time snowboarding here and it sure gets windy
Old May 05, 2012, 06:44 AM
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Would work, but good luck getting up there and then trying to land a $4000 compy

Send me your cell number and I'll text you when we head to the Tekapo site if you like?
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Old May 05, 2012, 07:11 AM
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I know when Kane was there for a year he DS'ed them....
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Yep one of the first wind burners that lives in NZ now somewhere was DS'd at the remarks. You drive up about 3/4 and walk up about 20min the backside and blows straight from the lake. I flew mainly at Jacks Point just past the golf course. Wish I had anyone to go with as it wasnt too fun by myself. Also flew my carbon bird up behind skyline gondola towards ben lomond ridge. There are countless spots and plenty of wind. Wish I knew then, what I know now ! A D60 and a couple of keen blokes. I have a onboard video of my Sting at Jacks point somewhere. . One of the best times of my life livin in Qtown.


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