The NWS forecast issued yesterday afternoon for coastal San Diego County was for winds of 15-20 MPH with gusts of up to 30 MPH.
Three peak wind gusts from nearby locations last evening:
San Diego International Airport / 33 MPH / 6:20 PM
Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport / 23 MPH / 6:35 PM
Scripps Pier (La Jolla) / 44 MPH / 6:20 PM
Ultimately, if Bill's got the right number here:
coasterbill wrote:...a ride with a wind limit of about 20 MPH...
...then with a forecast for 30 MPH gusts, they should have never been running the ride.