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Kite spot for beginner in South East Asia

Postby perko » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:54 pm

Hey guys,

I am new to this forum and to kite surfing world. I am currently in Bangkok wondering where should i go for some good kite spot for beginers. I did some 3 days course and i do a little ridding, but still not very confident. I was in Mui Ne last month and i am looking for something similar. I would like to taste some other spot(Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia), but if i don't find anything i like i go maybe back there :)

Thanks for any suggestions :thumb:

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Re: Kite spot for beginner in South East Asia

Postby Inhuman » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:44 am

Pranburi, next to Hua Hin, 3 hours drive from Bangkok. Better beach than in Hia Hin and a bit better wind too!:)

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Re: Kite spot for beginner in South East Asia

Postby kitanas62 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:21 pm

Srilanka, kalpitiya
Maybe the end of the north windy season. Newt season from june till october, south wind stronger.

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Re: Kite spot for beginner in South East Asia

Postby h11t0n » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:49 pm

If you are in Thailand. Pranburi is your closest bet. There is a cable park down there if the wind sucks. For tuition, gear hire and accommodation talk to Colin from Airstylers.

If you fancy a trip to Phuket reach out to Dave at Kitezone. Good conditions for beginners.

Kalpitiya in Sri Lanka is great but donkey point is soooooo freaking crowded now with all the new kite schools. Dilsiri at Kitelanka is your man to reach out to there. They have some awesome downwinders. Its really social in Kalpitiya. Bars and restaurants at the various camps. If that's your thing you will love Kalpitiya.

For a quieter place in Sri Lanka go further north to 'Adam's Bridge.' The wildlife there is amazing and it's super chilled out. There is one Kite center there run by Mark the owner of the Pearl hotel in Columbo. The wind is cross onshore to cross shore. Waist deep sandy bottom goes out 1.5 kms. Slight chop but pretty flat. Very few people go there. It's perfect for learners.

If you come to Singapore you can take the ferry to Bintan island. Stay at the Agro Beach hotel or Trikora. There is a kiter discount at Agro. Great conditions for beginners. Rammed on weekends though.

Alternatively, you can head north into Malaysia and to Desaru. Sandy beach onshore waves. Outer Quadrant from Singapore organise daytrips there.

If you have deep pockets and time you can do Mauritius or Wakatobi.

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Re: Kite spot for beginner in South East Asia

Postby kitesurflanka » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:11 am

This place is also perfect

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