Re: [ksurfschool] Cabarete was great!!
- eric_george@... wrote:
> I just came back from Cabarete and it could not have been better!!Yes, the kitesurfing beach is good (or any other spots along the north
> 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.
coast of DR. Have you tried Costamba near Puerto Plata?) but not
Cabarete. The only problem is that all the accomodation is in Cabarete
so it is somewhat inconvenience to the kitesurfers. The local should at
least reverse 1/3 of the bay for kitesurfers instead of ONLY the last
100 m of the bay such that the kitesurfers has to (d)ride outside of the
bay for kitesurfing.
This "discrimination" of kitesurfers at existing windsurfing spots would
lead to kitesurfers creating our own resorts eventually.
> I was there fot 10 days, and it blew consistently everyday. This wasYes, July and August are the best at the north coast of DR (100% chance
> in July. I cannot attest to the other months, but June and July are
to kitesurf/windsurf everyday - I kitesurfed everyday at Costamba last
summer). In the winter the chance of windsurfing is around 50% of the
time and probably 75% for kitesurfing.
> Even the pros from Mauii were impressed.Probably due to the "merangue" as nite life is so "boring" in Maui ;-)
Glad you had a good trip. I was there about a month ago and did the moped
commute to kite beach each day as well. It really is a great place for
kitesurfing. I think that the winds are pretty reliable through the summer.
Low pressure systems take away from the afternoon winds I understand but
fortunately they don't come along that often in the summer time. The winds
are not as high as in Maui, nor as gusty, but they do come up in the 20 to 30
mph range almost daily, every afternoon. For starting kitesurfers as well as
well experienced ones it is a treat to go there.
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.