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FuPow
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Need info: San Blas Islands, Panama January

Postby FuPow » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:15 am

Considering taking a trip to the San Blas Islands the last week of January in 2013. We are looking into chartering a sailboat. I've seen the Naish "Back in time" video and it looks amazing. Can anyone answer:

1) What is the wind normally like that time of year?

2) What % of days is it likely to blow above 15 knots?

3) Would 10 days on a sailboat be too much time spent there?


Your help is very much appreciated.

FuPow
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Re: Need info: San Blas Islands, Panama January

Postby FuPow » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:23 pm

Naish filmed there in 10m conditions last year.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/44975797[/vimeo]

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Re: Need info: San Blas Islands, Panama January

Postby BryanBlaze » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:51 pm

Check out www.nirvanacharters.com we specialize in Surf & kite adventures in San Blas Islands and are the only kite charter experienced boats operating in Panama for the last 3 seasons. Season is Mid December to Mid April Best Jan - March strong trade winds N to NE...Just had your Seattle group of 9 boarders on two boats mono and cat for 9 days! Epic winds and new spots explored great seafood too! What to expect: 12-20 plus knott winds best mournings and late afternoon kite with 13-15m kites Most days for men and there are waves too! Good teaching spotshallow water, instructors wanted! Diverse conditions Intermediate to expert level kiters! Some current, many kitespots over shallow sandbars and reef, some shallow water launches off sandbars or from inflatable tender and catamarans, reef, sand bars blue lagoons and passes, deserted tropical islands. So bring booties rashguard and wetsuit top sun and reef protection. 3 kites to cover lite wind days. We can get a week straight of 25 knot winds and big surf, swells and chop! I know the secret spots! Dine on coconuts, fresh cought lobsters , conch, Octopus and fish daily!!! Explore kiteboard paradise!


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