Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cold Weather Limits Survey Results

Dang, is it ever cold here in Massachusetts. There is a lot of wind but I am definitely NOT thinking about windsurfing. Actually, that's a lie. I AM thinking about windsurfing, but only in a mournful, unrequited love kind of way. If it got up to 4.5 Celsius (40 Fahrenheit) I might don the drysuit and give it a go, but this below-freezing stuff is just not my style.

I reckon now would be a good time to post the final results of my "What's your minimum air temperature for windsurfing or kiteboarding?" survey. Here they are:

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Looks the most common temperature cut-off is between 10 and 7 Celsius (50 and 45 Fahrenheit), but there is a significant minority of insane people who claim to ride in sub-freezing weather. Must be Canadians and Europeans.

3 comments:

Boris Terzic said...

Don't look at me, I am Canadian and I didn't vote for sub 0. :)

Brian said...

There are some crazy sailors out there... props to them!

Now it's time to hook up your windsurfing sail to a pair of skis or runner sled to get you thru the winter.

PeconicPuffin said...

Celsius? I can't do the conversions, though I know that 0c is 32f

For the bulk of the guys I sail with, the cutoff tends to be 34f if sunny, and 38 if overcast, unless we haven't sailed (or SUPsurfed) in a long time, in which case the sunny temp cutoff is 28.