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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Flag53 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:38 am

Cheers Irwe.

my only hesitation of flying to Santa Lucia is that flights from the UK are limited and only to certain resorts .
I will be checking for availability though 👍

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby gmb13 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:28 pm

Flag53 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:55 pm
Hi guys I'm hoping you can help.

We had booked for a holiday to Cuba in January but it looks like Hurricane Irma has devistated the island .

It's truly Awful what has happened and I feel sorry for the people who live there.

Unfortunately I can only get time off work in January and Febuary and so I'm looking for an alternative location , anywhere in the world where people think foiling would be good .

Any ideas ?
Well. We love it here on Fuerte for all types of foiling :-)

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Flag53 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:12 pm

That looks great Gunnar , but what are the temperatures like in January and is there any wind ?

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby North_Wind » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:48 pm

Lots of our guests were foiling last year, but they were mainly doing it in the main bay (ocean) in front of the house rather than Langebaan. They all seemed to be having an amazing time. Couldn't believe from the GPS tracks how far they were able to go upwind.

Here is an article Danny Morrice (ex RRD now Airrush) wrote about his time: https://www.thekitemag.com/news/five-re ... cape-town/

And if you look through his Instagram account you will find videos of him foiling on the sea front and in Langebaan lagoon.

https://www.instagram.com/dannymorrice/

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Flag53 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:48 pm

Cheers North_Wind 👍

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:06 pm

Flag53 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:45 am
Cheers guys.

Peter , is the Langabahn deep enough for foiling and safe ? . It's one of the places I'd thought about !

Turks and Caicos sounds great ,

Hi Flag53, yes it is really deep, only 10 m out it gets deep after the sand, great.

Almost flat, and you can also go downwind to explore the entire Saldanha bay, HUGE.

But then you dont have any backup from the kiteschool, like you would otherwise, if you go out where we did (picture from a foiling and kite demo), just where Bree Street ends at Pearlys (or FLAGS close to Kite Lab), as wind is usually sideshore (and very clean)

It is summer in january so really warm 25 to 30 degrees, but water is not that warm, so you need a shorty or summersuit of some kind, still really comfortable temperatures, and not mosquitos or anything.

Very safe around that area, no shark attacks, and a wide beach to launch/land, toilet close, and lots of good dining/lunch/grocery spots for your family if not kiting :thumb:
Sitting at Pearlys one is just next to, overlooking the spot :rollgrin:

A friend of mine stayed there for a couple of weeks, foiling only - while we were on waveboards down in CT and spots closer to Cape Point.

Foiling down in CapeTown in front of the beaches is also an option, but then you have to be ready for conquering headhigh (clean) waves, sometimes bigger - and often really light wind as when wind picks up it gets too much for most, both wind and waves.

Not ideal IMO, have been down there often riding waveboards, perfect for these - but unless you WANT these big swells in light wind and that is your goal, it is not that good.
But wind is sideshore sometimes a tad off, which is not ideal either IMO, for riding waves on a hydrofoil, but that is personal preference I know.

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Flag53 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:07 pm

Thanks Peter 👍

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby gmb13 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:58 am

Flag53 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:12 pm
That looks great Gunnar , but what are the temperatures like in January and is there any wind ?
Hi,

Temp in January is usually 20-25C during the day and 15-18C at night. Water temp is no colder than 18C on the coldest days.

If you have a big kite in your range you can pretty much foil 90% of the time here. We rarely get days with zero wind.

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