Benicia can be kited on winds from WNW to S with the normal windy season running from April to September & predominately SW.
One of our local kiter / windsurfer’s has some good weather resources for Benicia which can be found here: www.beniciawind.info
The Ikitesurf Computer forecast for San Pablo and Benicia are quite useful as what is happening in San Pablo is what we see in Benicia.
Benicia Computer Forecast:
San Pablo Computer Forecast:
A solid West wind comes straight down the Carquinez Straits and can leave the 12th street launch a little bit light on the inside however if the current is Ebbing the channel makes for a ton of fun from Benicia waterfront all the way West to the Northeast end of the San Pablo Bay.
Weather Channel is pretty good, however the actual wind is normally a touch higher. You can find “The Weather Channel” hourly forecast here: http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/94510
A great tool to have is the hand held wind meter that works with Android and iOS phones.