North winds are a common wind direction right after a cold front passes by. If the front passes over night, behind the front will be north winds. There’s two situations that can occur the morning after a front passes. The first situation is clear skies, which means the sun will warm up the land causing the wind to shift to the NNE around mid morning. If the front is strong the NNE wind will last throughout the day, however, the wind speed will drop. The second situation is for cloudy skies in the morning, which means the north winds will maintain that direction until the clouds clear or the land warms up enough for the wind direction to shift.
North winds are very cold and they do not typically last long here in Tampa Bay. Our recommendation is to wait until the afternoon or the next day to kiteboard. If you don’t mind the cold weather and want to ride the northerly winds here in St. Petersburg, here’s the recommended place to ride: