1776Re: Best place to kitesurf!
- Aug 1, 2001Yes, I was referring to shorebreak. We don't have any shorebreak
where I kitesurf inland, just flat water. Shorebreak is a real pain
if the wind is blowing directly on-shore.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
> > Wind Direction: Best conditions are side shore or side/on-shore
> > wind. On-shore or off-shore winds are dangerous for a beginner.
> Yes. I forgot about this. This should be one of the top 3
> > Waves: It is easier for a beginner to learn on relatively flat
> > water. I have seen a lot of beginners struggle with pounding
> You probably mean "shore break". Waves are normally 1/4 to 1 mile
> in the ocean (except for Hookipa which is 50 - 100 m) which would
> enough "room" for the beginner to learn on the inside. "Shore
> are small waves right at the beach.
> Yes. No shore break is more preferable (I don't think anybody like
> them, not just the beginner, neither the windsurfers). The best
> deal with shore break is just use the kite to drag you out in deep
> before trying to get on the board. (I used this technique to get
> 4' shore break at Carabete in Jan 1999 while most windsurfers
> > Wind Speed: I am a big advocate of learning in light or moderate
> > winds: 15 - 25 mph). This allows the beginner to use larger kites
> > that fly more slowly. Furthermore, light to moderate winds tend
> > be more steady and consistent.
> The best wind to learn is around 15 knots according to Cory
> one of the inventors of kitesurfing, who has taught many people in
> early days of kitesurfing.
> Most high wind destinations has the quiet period in the morning
> noon, when the wind is much lighter than the afternoon. Such high
> destination would be PERFECT for a want-to-be-kitesurfer windsurfer
> he/she can learn kitesurfing in the morning and have a "heal-the-
> session in the afternoon.
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