Re: Going upwind toeside continued: Kaua'i; Pit bull
I went kite surfing in the Hanalei area at Anni Beach. The water is
flat there in a protected bay. Tunnels Beach just north of Hanalei
is a popular spot. There is a launch area at Kapaa that looked good,
but unfortunately the trade winds died while I was there and I did
not get a chance to ride there.
The winds tend to be a lighter than Maui. I asked what kite size to
bring before I went. Everyone told me that I wouldn't need anything
larger than an 11.5. I brought my 14.9 RRD just in case and ended up
I noticed that many of the locals wear a helmet and some even wear a
shorty wetsuit to protect themselves from the coral reef.
I liked the scene a lot more than Maui or Oahu. It was far less
--- In ksurfschool@y..., dlent@n... wrote:
> Kind of off point or topic here but how was the kiting on
> used to live there b.k. (Before Kiting) and have been thinking
> a visit. I can imagine some spots that would be good but unless
> you are there you can never tell. It's so much more beautiful and
> lush than Maui, and uncrowded. Did you kite up Hanalei way or on
> the east coast (Kapa'a, Wailua)? I've had great windsurfing
> sessions just south(west) of the public beach at Popiu. Donkeys
> Bay near Anahola also might work.
> What is your impressions, other than the upwind toeside
> concerns, of the pit bull?