Windy season is back for Tampa Bay. There are a few distinguishable October wind patterns for Tampa Bay.
The predominant wind direction will be out of the east.
Scoring the Best Wind
The best winds are going to be early morning and late afternoon. In the morning there are two possible scenarios for east winds. The first is good wind (15-20) from sunrise to about 10am then slowly tapering off. The second scenario is the sun kicks up a thermal so lighter wind at sunrise but by 9 / 10am more consistent and stronger wind until noon then tapering off. Later in the day when the seabreeze effect wears off the east winds increase.
Where to Ride
In the mornings the spots that get the best winds are:
In the late afternoon the spots to go are: