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Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Flag53 » 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 ?

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby irwe » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:23 pm

Santa Lucia Resorts will be up and running for sure by January. It's a great place to Foil. I will be foiling there in November

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Flag53 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:36 pm

If you remember could you give me some feedback when you get back in November as to the the condition of the resort .

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:50 pm

Langebahn, South Africa could also be an option, here January/February 2017 :thumb:

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Pierrot » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:58 pm

My fully biased suggestion: try Turks and Caicos.

On the Caicos bank or the lagoon side, fantastic conditions.
Caicos bank = foiling in a giant pool
Lagoon side = foiling in an aquarium

Usually 7m or 10m weather for foiling.
The caicos bank can be challenging at low tide, so I bring 70cm and 90cm masts.

Some impact from Irma there for sure... but the airport already reopened, and my house there has no damage and is already up and running.www.hakunamatatavillatci.com

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby cwood » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:48 am

irwe wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:23 pm
Santa Lucia Resorts will be up and running for sure by January. It's a great place to Foil. I will be foiling there in November
We were booked for Sol Cayo Guillermo for end November....thats not going to happen clearly. Which resorts do you recommend in Santa Lucia?

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Flag53 » 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 ,

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Strekke » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:51 am

Langebaan waters are freezing cold, the wind will often be gusty and howling 25+ knots, and it will be packed with freestylers, beginners, and people taking lessons in January.

When I think of a good foiling location, I think light winds, clear flat warm water, and tropical beautiful locations to go and explore. Langebaan is definitely a stunning place with loads of cool wildlife (birds, seals, and sometimes even killer whales), but I wouldn't go there for foiling tbh.

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby Flag53 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:26 am

Cheers guys.

I know they are opposite ends of the world but any info on

Aruba

Oman

Goa

Cheers

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Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Postby irwe » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:28 am

There are 4 resorts side by side in Santa Lucia, Cuba. They are all about the same. They each have kite launch areas. Just stay out of the swim zones.


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