In the Philippines, Amihan refers to the season dominated by the trade winds. The Amihan weather pattern is characterized by moderate temperatures, little or no rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the east. Throughout the rest of the year, the Philippines experiences Habagat, or monsoon season. Habagat is hot and humid weather, frequent heavy rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the west. The main indicator of the switch between the Amihan and Habagat is a switch in wind direction. Most years, this transition is abrupt and occurs overnight. In some years, there is a period of a week or two where the wind will switch between Amihan and Habagat patterns several times before settling into a new season.
So, what exactly did all this talk of science mean for European riders Robin Snuggs, Kerem Balik and Nicolas Gambier after the Kiteboard Tour Asia this spring?
One helluva good time in Bulabog.