WINTER, HUH?

And this is winter, huh? Not so tough compared to lots of places, wouldn’t you say? Oh, you may as well bring a jacket this weekend, but expect wave on Friday and maybe bow wave on Saturday. After that, now that the sun has been sailing higher and days growing longer for almost a month, Sunday might bring the year’s very first thermals…

SEE YOU SOON!

 

SEE WHAT HAPPENS

Middle of January already!  Days growing noticeably longer!  And now we see that beautiful first snow on the mountaintops, too.  Wave season started last week and will continue until spring, but with no frontal activity to bring more wind in the next few days we’ll have to get back to that.  Through the coming weekend, our patron saint Doctor Jack is offering two-knot thermals up to about ground level (woo Hoo!), so it’ll be the kind of party where you bring your own lift plus whatever sense of humor you have left after the holidays, and like the president says, we’ll see what happens…

WELCOME BACK !

Remember us?  We’ll be back at it again on Saturday the 6th, all rested up and ready to go.  Here’s hoping everyone had a rewarding holiday season.  If you were up here in the Antelope Valley you’ll have to agree the weather has been as sweet as it gets for this time of year, balmy and calm ever since well before Christmas day, though we may not have missed much in the way of soarable lift.  The coming week be more of the same, with some degree of partly to mostly.  The days are getting noticeably longer though, so the year’s first thermals won’t be too far away…

 

SEASON’S WISHES

For weeks now we’ve been under the influence of a large high pressure area far inland, bringing north and/or east winds, and that is scheduled to continue this coming week. As before, north is good for lift in our mountains, and east not so much. Which it’ll be is a day-by-day question, but it looks like Saturday might be the best…
The winter solstice (shortest day of the year) is only a week away, and we’ll be closed from Monday the 18th through Friday, Jan 5. We wish you all the best for these coming holidays, and want to remind everyone you can wrap up your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/26-4006234  and Amazon will donate a percentage to Southern California Soaring Academy Inc.