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OK to kite near Afrodite’s rock, Cyprus?

Postby borist » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:42 am

Stopped by Aphrodite’s rock a short while ago and it struck me as a magic place to kitefoil around. The beach was empty. There are few rocks that might be too close to surface and need be avoided, but otherwise it looked doable. No signs to prohibiting kiting or anything. I don’t like to create problems for local kiters here, so I’m asking whether it is ok to do it?

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Re: OK to kite near Afrodite’s rock, Cyprus?

Postby SaltWaterDog » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:17 am

Sounds..procreational and risky. Better do it!

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Re: OK to kite near Afrodite’s rock, Cyprus?

Postby r33f » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:49 pm

Nobody kites there because the wind is usually stronger and more stable further along the shore. Also it's a very popular tourist destination and the beach doesn't really stay empty for long. Used it with friends as a starting point for downwind couple years ago. The place is indeed beautiful.

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Re: OK to kite near Afrodite’s rock, Cyprus?

Postby windmaker » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:42 pm

borist wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:42 am
Stopped by Aphrodite’s rock a short while ago and it struck me as a magic place to kitefoil around. The beach was empty. There are few rocks that might be too close to surface and need be avoided, but otherwise it looked doable. No signs to prohibiting kiting or anything. I don’t like to create problems for local kiters here, so I’m asking whether it is ok to do it?
Hi Borist, are you the one with the Zeeko spitfire? Aphrodite's rock is definitely doable especially on a foil and on a calm day because you will be able to see the rocks. With waves and stronger wind, much more risky!

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Re: OK to kite near Afrodite’s rock, Cyprus?

Postby borist » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:50 pm

Yup, that was me. I chickened out after having a look at the gap between two outer rocks (?) and seeing corral or something there - possibly too shallow to pass thru. For me the whole thing was about going thru and around those rocks. Perhaps next time. Btw, good to meet you there.


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