Re: Looking for tropical kitesurfing lessons
- If you decide on learning at Kailua, make sure that you spend some
time using a trainer kite first before your trip. The land owners at
Kailua are very concerned about kite surfing. All teachers require
that you spend time flying a trainer for several hours before
launching a large kite. You can skip right to the lesson if you are
already proficient at flying the kite.
A less tropical destination that is better than Kailua is Belmont
Shores in Long Beech, CA. The beach is huge and the wind is steady.
It is less crowded than Kailua and local instuction is available.
Both Kailua and Belmont Shores are not very windy during the winter
months. If you plan to go in January, Maui is your best bet for wind.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "rcastag" <russell@c...> wrote:
> Oahu, HI rocks! Kailua is the best place in the world to learn
kitesurfing or windsurfing!!
> Here's a good link:
> There are at least 8 excellent companies that give lessons here!
> --- In ksurfschool@y..., "SFH" <sfh1@e...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Does anyone know of a tropical windsurf destination that also
teaches how to
> > kite surf? How about Maui?
> > Thanks,
> > Steve
- The best conditions for learning are moderate winds 15 - 20 mph. In
these conditions you could learn using a mid-sized kite and a larger
board. High winds are more difficult because the kite moves so
quickly and the power is either "on" or "off". Light winds are tough
because it is difficult to relaunch the really big kites and big
kites luff and fall more often in the hands of a beginner.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "SFH" <sfh1@e...> wrote:
> > Plenty of instruction available on Maui. Just be aware that the
> > is stronger on Maui than most other locations. So, the kite sizes
> > that you use on Maui may be quite a bit smaller than what you use
> > home.
> > Kenny
> Thank you for your response! I used to live on Maui and wavesailed
> shore whenever their were waves, so I am aware of how windy it gets
> but is it more or less difficult as a total beginner on a small
kite on a
> windy day, as opposed to a 16.4 on an eight knot day for example?