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by North_Wind
Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Los Angeles in February
Replies: 13
Views: 1632

Re: Los Angeles in February

@Slappysan - I have been to SoCal a few times myself and various friends have worked there year-round. My own experience and more importantly the consensus of those who have kited elsewhere and then done a year or two in LA is that the kiting there sucks big time ... there is basically no wind. Safe...
by North_Wind
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 3 M Liability Kiting Insurance for 39 Euro's?
Replies: 13
Views: 2002

Re: 3 M Liability Kiting Insurance for 39 Euro's?

I don't want to dis-respect VDWS but forum-members may be interested to know that British Kitesports has tried twice to work with its insurance carrier to expand our cover to allow non-UK residents to benefit from our insurance (which for regulatory reasons is stapled to and forms part of our member...
by North_Wind
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town Visitors - A reminder about manners
Replies: 20
Views: 3894

Re: Cape Town Visitors - A reminder about manners

... The guide by Van Hunk should be posted on paper at all the kitehouses and windsport guesthouses, which are now unsustainably plentiful...making the water a busier place than a mall on the 23rd December ... We take this very seriously and have a guide to ride covering general rules of the road, ...
by North_Wind
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Woo 20m Video Rhosneigr today,can Patrick beat the record?
Replies: 13
Views: 1980

Re: Woo 20m Video Rhosneigr today,can Patrick beat the recor

Sunday was monumental at Rhos-vegas. I had a "closer to God" moment when I surfed a wave in and took the tension out of my lines resulting in a kite drop at the mouth of the bay, following which the kite got munched by the roller I was on. Bobbing about out the back and so grey and driving with spra...
by North_Wind
Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to go for waves in November
Replies: 13
Views: 3435

Re: Where to go for waves in November

Cape Town - season is just starting then and most people don't go until mid-December or even January but November time can be really good and uncrowded. Wind might not be quite as consistent but in two weeks you'll get a lot of great days. Cape Verde could be good as the season is also just startin...
by North_Wind
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: pay to kite a spot in uk
Replies: 46
Views: 5752

Re: pay to kite a spot in uk

That economic rent term is on the mark. This issue isnt a private land issue - it is a private sea issue - being below the mean high tide mark and above the mean low tide mark enjoying kitesurfing on the sea and it still being classed as trespassing if you have not paid a fee. Local told me land re...
by North_Wind
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: pay to kite a spot in uk
Replies: 46
Views: 5752

Re: pay to kite a spot in uk

Forgive me for joining this thread but I would hate for the posters above to create a bad impression of kiting in the UK. What you need to know is that the UK is one of the windiest places in Europe .... only Iceland and Ireland are windier I think and has dozens of world class beaches. What we don'...
by North_Wind
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 90Kg Rider - What conditions will need a 6M kite?
Replies: 21
Views: 3717

Re: 90Kg Rider - What conditions will need a 6M kite?

Not needed for Sri Lanka but if you ride in really windy conditions and if you can afford it having a "correctly sized" kite rather than sheeting out a kite slightly too big, is more fun, and safer. I would say 32-35 kts base wind and up you might prefer a 6m. Really windy spots include Cape Town an...
by North_Wind
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing Insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Kitesurfing Insurance

Hard to answer the question unless you re more precise about what risks you want to cover. Depending on the risk, the answer will be different. The ones I think about generally / when travelling are: Third Party (risk that I injure another person or their property) Medical insurance (risk that I inj...
by North_Wind
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Best international city for kiteboarding lifestyle
Replies: 14
Views: 3699

Re: Best international city for kiteboarding lifestyle

London has more investment banks than the rest of Europe put together and many of them have their back and middle offices on the South Coast of the UK (e.g. JP Morgan which employs ~4000 people in Bournemouth). You can support their IT architecture and look at the beach out of the window! South Coas...

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