Re: A not so well-known kitesurfing paradise.
For travelling, we should bring as many kites as we can. For me I
should have brought at least 2 kites: a 8 and 14 m2. That quiver
should at least cover the wind range from 9 to 25 knots or me.
P.S., modern kite wind range are so great that I hope that one day we
can travel with only 1 kite.
--- In email@example.com, "fernmanus" <fernmanus@y...> wrote:
> I hope others learn from your mistake - Always take a full kite
> quiver when traveling. At least you were fortunate and were able to
> ride later in the day. Just think how disappointed you would have
> been if the conditions were perfect for a 18 - 20M kite all day
> every day and all you had was a 14.
> A friend of mine spent a week in Maui on the beach because he didn't
> pack a 20M kite. I was blasted along the Oregon coast because my
> smallest kite was a 10M. I have learned that you need a full quiver
> because you never know what the local wind conditions will be. I
> have had trips where I flew every kite in my bag and I went home
> happy. For me that means 5 kites - 25, 20, 16, 12, and 8. I leave
> out the 25 when going to places with a difficult launch, but it is a
> must in light wind locales like S. Ca. If I anticipate strong winds
> I may bring along a 10 as well and leave out the 25. However, let
> me say it again, you never can be sure about the wind. I say better
> a light session or a nuclear one, than none at all.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Hung Vu <hungvu2000@r...> wrote:
> > Just came back from a family vacation from Varadero, Cuba (this is
> > family vacation so I have no say about where we go)
> > I did some research before going (looking at some wind statistics
> > Varadero in the last few years) and thought that kitesurfing is
> not that
> > great so I packed only 1 kite (Gastraa GSX 14 m2) and 1 board.
> > The &^(*( wind statistics was so wrong. The wind at Varadero was
> > good that I couldn't kite a few days because the wind was so
> strong for
> > my 14 m2 kite (for those days I had to wait until the end of the
> days -
> > after 5 PM - for the wind to die down before going out).
> > When I came back, I looked at the wind statistics for the same
> period I
> > was there and it is about 5 - 7 knots below my experience.
> > I end up kitesurf 70% of the time and the other 30% couldn't
> > becasue the wind was too strong.
> > I normally kitesurf 50% of the time at Carabete during this time
> of the
> > year.
> > Hung.