A wind fence slows the wind in one place by deflecting it to another. The best windbreaks produce a zone behind the windbreak which will have wind of about a quarter of the speed. The best windbreaks produce a zone behind the windbreak which will have wind of about a quarter of the speed.
Steel Picket Fence: Of all the wind-friendly fencing types, I prefer a strong steel picket and rail fence for a couple main reasons. Steel is one of the most durable materials to build with, and in high wind areas, allowing the wind to pass through saves the already strong frame from stress.
This fence installation method alternates the direction each of those panels or sections go onto the fence. As you look at your fence, every other section will be the "good" side while the other sections will be the "bad" side.
The problem is that the fence, as all good neighbor fences are, has the panels offset and overlapping by a half a board to hide the 4x4s. All they sell for attaching wood to metal posts are those pipe grip things with both connectors on one side or corner brackets.
Good neighbor fencing is immensely popular in Salem for this reason, as its resistance to weather lets these fences stand up to high winds. Wind passes easily through the alternating boards and provides plenty of oxygen for backyard gardens.