1774Cabarete was great!!
- Aug 1, 2001Hung,
I just came back from Cabarete and it could not have been better!!
The key is to go to the kitesurfing beach which is a 2 minute moped
ride from the main bay. That is where the kitesurfing schools
operate. The beach there was vast, with lots of downwind potential.
I was there fot 10 days, and it blew consistently everyday. This was
in July. I cannot attest to the other months, but June and July are
Even the pros from Mauii were impressed.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
> This is a very interesting question. Let me try to define the
> for the best place for kitesurfing (in order of importance)
> 1- Consistent constant wind (within the range of 10 - 40 knots) year
> round (you should be able to kitesurf 7 out of 7 days you go
> the wind is too strong, you can kitesurf in the lighter wind period
> the day (normally in the morning at most places) or use a smaller
> and/or shorter lines.
> 2- Lots of empty beach space (Carabette is terrible as there
> of people on the beach)
> 3- Lots of down wind space (Cabarette is terrible as the windsurfers
> reserve all the bay and the kitesurfers have only 100 m of down wind
> 4- WARM water
> 5- Water quality
> 6- Good food, drink (this item may be controversial ;-)
> 7- Wave (I don't think it's that important and has never really
> kitesurfing in wave as much as windsurfing in wave)
> notalreadyinusebysomeoneelse@y... wrote:
> > It sounds like there are quite a few good places to kitesurf in SE
> > Asia. I heard that there are several good places in Indonesia,
> > But being a total beginner with no prior experience in windsurfing
> > either, I can't tell what constitutes a good place to kite and
> > doesn't (I'm only starting to learn how the winds work with
> > kites). I guess I can't just show up at some remote stretch of
> > with wind and try to kitesurf?
> > By the way, does anyone know anything about kitesurfing in
> > Singapore?
> > Stephie
> > --- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
> > > From http://www.surfasia.com/vietnam/index.html it sounds like
> > > Thiet is one of the best place to kitesurf ("From November to
> > the
> > > wind blows from N-NE often 25 knots, sometimes up to 40. The
> > of the
> > > year is S-SW 15 knots sometimes 25"). N-NE and S-SW are side-
> > winds
> > > at Phan Thiet.
> > >
> > > As far as I can remember when I was a kid, Phan Thiet has the
> > > warm-water, wide, long, empty beach in the world (as you can
> > some
> > > of the pictures)
> > >
> > > I am thinking of forgetting about my career, kiteskiing and go
> > there to
> > > start a kitesurfing club/school! Will you guys come?
> > >
> > > Hung.
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