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Re: [ksurf] Cuba Vacation in Varadero

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  • Hung Vu
    Paul, I think it is SuperClub Paradise or something SuperClub. It is at the south west side of the island near the canal exit/entrance to the ocean. The
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 30, 2004
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      Paul,

      I think it is "SuperClub Paradise" or something SuperClub. It is at the
      south west side of the island near the canal exit/entrance to the
      ocean. The wind was sideshore.

      Read this thread for more info:
      http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/kitesurf/message/67619

      Hung.

      Paul Tae wrote:

      >Hung,
      > What was the name of the resort? What was the wind direction? Was
      >it onshore?
      >
      >Paul
      >
      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: Hung Vu [mailto:hungvu2000@...]
      >Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 6:51 PM
      >To: kitesurf@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [ksurf] Cuba Vacation in Varadero
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      >Paul,
      >
      >I went to the resort at the South West end near the canal separating the
      >island from the main land. The first photo on
      >http://kitesurfingschool.org is me having the whole place for myself
      >with a 14m kite. I kited everyday last year except for the few days when
      >the wind was too strong for my 14m (need a rest to go to Havana anyway).
      >
      >This year I am checking out another secret kitesurfing location. I will
      >talk about it later...
      >
      >Remember to bring some old kitesurfing gear that you no-longer use and
      >donate it to the local lifeguards over there. These guys are keen to
      >learn but can't buy equipment.
      >
      >Hung.
      >
      >Paul Tae wrote:
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      >
      >> I just got back from a vacation at TRYP Peninsula Varadero. We were
      >>there Nov. 19-26. This resort is on the north side of the peninsula near
      >>the end where the land curves towards the south. The beach is at a great
      >>angle for a side-onshore wind coming from the east or east-north-east. The
      >>first five days were all kiteable right from the beach at the resort with
      >>perfect side-onshore conditions. The last three days the wind died and
      >>
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      >blew
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      >>offshore.
      >> I got out kiting on three days with my 13m 2004 Slingshot Fuel and
      >>my Hana Crew Genesis II, a 133cm x 38cm board. The first two of these days
      >>was perfect for my 140 lbs. The last was just slightly too little for me
      >>
      >>
      >to
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      >>stay upwind with this equipment. If I had brought one of my bigger boards
      >>or my 17m Cabrinha Black Tip I'm sure it would have been no problem.
      >> The launching area was perfect. The beach was about 35m wide and to
      >>the east of the resort there was a gap of about 200m before the next
      >>
      >>
      >resort.
      >
      >
      >>This area was completely clear with plenty of space to self launches and
      >>landings.
      >> As for a kiteboading destination I couldn't ask for much more. My
      >>understanding is that the wind is better in January-March so that might be
      >>
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      >a
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      >>better time to go.
      >> As for the resort, unfortunately the food left us wanting and the
      >>lack of high chairs for our 21-month daughter was more of a pain than I
      >>would have imagined.
      >> Hung, where did you stay when you went to Varadero last year?
      >>
      >>Cheers,
      >>Paul
      >>
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