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- Bonaire Nuking Winds
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 03:03:32 -0400

It’s been howling in Bonaire. We’ve had big winds since the weekend and according to Windfinder and Wind Guru, there are no signs it’s letting up soon. Yesterday, it started gusting over 30 after 3 PM. As I write, my roof is creaking and I can hear it blowing. Windsurfers on island this week were treated to superior conditions albeit a bit gusty.

 

Up early for another windsurf sesh..where’s the Ibuprophen?

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Felis Ana Nobo
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2014 08:38:25 -0500

Happy New Year from Windy Bonaire

 

The Christmas trades came in making way for some great sailing.  Jibe City unloaded a container of new boards so my windsurf clients will be very happy.

 

http://bonairebliss.com/2014/01/03/jibe-city-gear-update/

 

We had massive amounts of rain yesterday. It poured the entire day. Now, puddles are everywhere and the island is a muddy mess. The sun is shining brightly today. It’s glorious to be in the Dutch Caribbean.

 

Have a  lovely weekend!

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- calm
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 05:55:06 -0400

Greetings from the Dutch Caribbean

 

Having lived or traveled in the Caribbean since 87, I can say, this was clearly, the most quiet that I can recall. Having said that, anything can happen. We could use a spot of rain on Bonaire.

 

A bit of weather sports news; Bonaire’s own, Kiri Thode has been crowned the 2013 PWA Freestyle World Tour champion, by claiming the Sylt World Cup, in Germany. I’ve known Kiri since 2001. This guy spends hours on the water, 360 days a year training. He deserved this honor. Last night, it seemed the entire island turned out to meet Kiri at the airport as he arrived from Amsterdam on KLM. So excited for this young gun. He rocks on the water. For windsurfing news on Bonaire check out my website page. Honestly, Bonaire’s steady onshore trade winds, dry weather conditions, gin clear waist deep water make Lac Bay windsurf heaven.

 

Have a great day in your neck of the woods.

 

 

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/windsurfing.html

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Donate to Storm Carib
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:04:04 -0400

I want to express my appreciation for this weather forum. I just donated a token of my appreciation towards the site and encourage all readers to do the same. This is totally unsolicited. Typically, I would not encourage monetary contributions but, I hate to lose access to this valuable resource.

 

Thanks everyone for posting, sharing, reading my blogs and post and allowing me the privilege to be a part of this amazing community

 

 

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Winds Back
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:35:35 -0400

We had a rainy morning in Bonaire and then the wind returned with a vengeance. It’s 4.7 sailing on Lac Bay. There was a lull, of course when I took my break from work but it’s up again. Next week, Andy Brandt returns for his annual summer ABK Boardsports Clinic. I am hoping for some nice 16+ winds for the group.

 

Pasa bon dushi dia

 

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/windsurfing.html

 

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- a rainy day is a good day
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:01:11 -0400

Bon Siman from the Dutch Caribbean

 

I woke to heavy wind and rain early this morning. It is drizzling still off and on. I welcome days like this to break the monotony of hot August Bonaire sun.

 

Stay update on Bonaire tourist and windsurf news on http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/blog_bonaire.html

 

Pasa bon dushi dia

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Doldrums
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 10:00:34 -0400

The heat is on today. I took the dogs for a late AM walk, 7:15 and it was a scorcher! There is no wind and the humidity is high. Heading to Lac Bay to SUP and chill.  Learn more about SUP on

 

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/todo_bonaire.html

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Another Rainy Saturday
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2013 08:48:28 -0400

Bon Dia

 

Today’s the day I start to paint my house. I spent the week prepping and was ready to go. Alas, it’s another rainy day. Not as heavy as last Saturday but definitely tropical. I took the dogs for a walk and the mossies were out in full force.

 

Went out for Gelato at Gio’s last night. This amazing spot is my fav place but I try to only visit once or twice a year. Sooooo rich soooo good. The island is hopping as it’s Heineken Jazz Festival.

I need to update my blog but take a peak for island news. Tomorrow I head out early for a 6 AM nature hike with Booi Antoin.  

 

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/blog_bonaire.html

 

Pasa Bon Wikent Tur Hende

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Sahara Dust
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 23:18:05 -0400

Greetings from the Dutch Caribbean

 

Wind is up and tomorrow’s looking particularly amazing for wind. I suspect I will be on a 3.5 or 4.2 meter sail. Fingers crossed.

 

I came across this link on FB today. Take a look at the Sahara Dust heading to the Caribbean. This climactic event happens annually but this looks quite intense. Comments and impressions are appreciated

 

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/salmain.php?&prod=splitE&time

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- weather wow
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:47:54 -0400

We had quite the weather day here in the little Dutch Caribbean. First off, I am from New England so know weather, love weather, live for weather. I windsurf so follow the wind patterns. I also happen to love love love thunderstorms. Well, I woke to weather bliss.

 

The landscape has been so parched so we needed a heavy dose of rain. Mother Nature delivered. It rained all morning. We had thunder and lightning to add to the show. Of course the power went out for over 5 hours. Man, the chill in the air was something. I opened all the windows to freshen the house. At 3, it was cool enough to hike up to Sera Largu.

To complete the happy weather day, the sunset was GLORIOUS thanks to the Sahara dust ..wow, blazing orange and red skye..

 

Gosh, I love this island…

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Thunder
  • From: Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:53:35 -0400
As predicted on when wind guru Bonaire has some strange weather this morning 

There is thunder boomers and high wind. I'm going outside now to see if I see 
lightning

It is very dark we have some rain some kind of storm is passing through any 
kind of change in weather here is pretty exciting for this New England girl

Sent from my iPhone

- Wicked Wind for Windsurfing
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:25:03 -0400

It’s super windy here, or as they say in New England “Wicked”. I sailed a 5.0 meter Severen Gater sail the other day on my 85 Liter ole Angulo Chango board. PURE HEAVEN.  The bay had all kinds of voodoo chop so my knees were worn out a bit but fun. Yesterday, it was 18 or so but wicked gusty. I passed..

 

Bonaire is busy with Dutch folks on holiday. Lots of divers sharing stories of great visibility as well.

 

For Bonaire news check out my blog. I welcome visitors.

 

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/blog_bonaire.html

Pasa bon dushi dia

 

 

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- July 13 Bonaire Update
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:39:38 -0400

Bon Tarde from the Dutch Caribbean

 

Winds are light, clouds are puffy shading us from the blazing Caribbean sun. The landscape is parched. We need a good rain shower.

 

Not much to report. My dive clientele are enjoying the perfect conditions. Winds should be back for my windsurf group arriving next week.

 

Taking a walking trail hike to Dos Pos this week. Lots to do when not in the water…

 

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/todo_bonaire.html

 

Pasa bon dushi dia, have a nice day!!!!

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Windy Windsurfing
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 18:55:42 -0400

 

Bonaire is blessed with incredible trade winds. Windsurfers are flying around the bay on very small gear. We need a bit of rain to give the critters a little drink and to wash away the dust. Cheers from Bonaire

 

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- wind bliss
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 11:31:25 -0400

The wind gods are blessing the island with amazing wind. I had the best windsurf session of the year, Wed. sailing a 4.8 Neil Pryde sail on my 85 Liter Angula Chango. Life is good.  Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, tourists are diving and windsurfing and kiting..it’s a blissful day on our sunny island.

 

Check out my blog for island news

 

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/blog_bonaire.html

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- More Rain
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 08:17:42 -0400

It was a super muddy dog walk today. Confienza and I look like we did a mud run obstacle course today.  It’s a mid 70 kind of morning, no wind at all but not as muggy. I hope the sun comes out for my lovely windsurf clients. Wind promises to return tomorrow.

 

https://www.facebook.com/meteo.curacao?hc_location=stream

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Mariner's Alert SEVERE WEATHER BONAIRE
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 11:51:53 -0400

Around 11 AM, a front came in fast with heavy intense rain bands and severe thunder and lightning. The air cooled down to about 75 degrees. We need the rain but the ground is parched, so run off is intense.  I hear the planes taking off at Flamingo Airport so flight activity continues.

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Hotter than Heck
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 4 May 2013 13:47:48 -0400

I woke this morning and had to question if it’s Oct. The weather is positively oppressive with no wind, high humidity and blazing sun. Wow, unreal. I am putting out a bucket of water for the local donkeys. The birds are bathing in the pan I placed outside. It’s a beach and nap kind of day.

 

Kite Week is soon approaching. Riders around the world will come compete on our little island for racing and freestyle.

 

Check out http://bonairebliss.com/2013/04/07/kite-week-in-bonaire/ for details

 

Cheers and pasa bon dushi wikent

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


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