The good part about 30 mph North winds is that you don't have to paddle to hard to get out, the not so good part is when your paddling for the waves your going into the wind this creates an added lift on the board. Almost feeling as if the board is going to do the opposite of nose dive, a few times this day I would bail and the board would blow straight upwards! Also switching paddle from hand to hand was more challenging because with a gust the paddle would flail.
Either way, it was super enjoyable with a few decent rides, nobody else was out so I had it all to myself. I just had to make sure I didn't get blown out in the middle of the ocean!