The wind and weather forecasts were at least impressive for the kite specialists.

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. almost storm-like weather conditions were forecast – north to northwest winds of up to 35-38 knots.

Probably a bit too much for most beginner kiteboarders and for the many kite schools. The sun appeared behind the small hills around 6:30 a.m. and spread a cloudy warmth of 18 degrees at 7 a.m. in the morning at 9 a.m. the thermometer was already showing an impressive 23 degrees and the sun was shining across the entire bay, the open sea and the Aegean Islands.

The Egadi Islands were hidden in a small shroud of mist and around this prehistoric time there was a lot of activity in Lo Stagnone and Marsala still very reserved.

Some fishermen come and go with their small boats from the sea and the bay and you still look in vain for the mystical little boats with them large floodlights, a fishing technique that developed in Lo Stagnone and between Marsala and Trapani.

Also the nocturnal pedestrians, who wade through the bay and the shallow water with headlamps, almost romantically to look for crabs and mussels are not yet visible in spring.

Fisherman Sicily Trapani

At exactly 10 a.m. the first gusts came over the bay – however, the predicted wind direction had changed by almost 180 degrees and they were gusts from a Scirocco that flowed over the bay.

The strong Scirocco blew all day and we uploaded some recordings to YouTube of the problems with the wind but also of the “surge advantages” of this wind.

It wasn’t until late in the evening that the desert wind died down a bit, but throughout the night there were strong gusts coupled with light winds over Lo Stagnone

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