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North Queensland, Australia: Kite Spots & info

Postby Neoniphon » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:42 am


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Re: North Queensland, Australia: Kite Spots & info

Postby aero » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:55 am

looks like North QLD is a shitty place to kite.. crocs, tiger sharks and powerlines near almost every beach :o

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Re: North Queensland, Australia: Kite Spots & info

Postby cramit_the_frog » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:22 pm

hey good stuff dude, i use google earth sat for my site to show off the places and then get local beach pictures to give a feel of the beach area and so forth... anyhow pictures is worth a thousand words..


http://www.esperance-kiters.com.au/?L=ogm.index


this is how i set up my google earth beach location site to display the local esperance kite beaches down in south western Australia.

if you want some tips or help sort out google earth.. give me a message otherwise, best of luck and well done to share the stoke and info for fellow kiters. :)

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Re: North Queensland, Australia: Kite Spots & info

Postby Neoniphon » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:53 pm

Aero,
yes there a few hazards, but that's kiteboarding isn't it?

The pages with Spot Information are not meant as advertising for touring kiters, but more as a guide so that new riders can enjoy the locations without harming themselves or endangering access to the spots. We get plenty of good days, don't worry! :D

The unfortunate reality with my home spot at Magnetic Island, is that all the cases of kites in trees, kites nearly in powerlines, kiters being dragged up beaches on their guts through sunbathing backpackers........have all been due to visiting tourist kiters with "N.F.I." as we say over here....

we figured it was better to get pro-active about safety rather than get banned later on.

good winds to all.

Andy

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Re: North Queensland, Australia: Kite Spots & info

Postby Oooops » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:00 am

Yeh, you're right. Don't come here. Too many hazards...I've had to swap my kite to one that's more speed kite oriented just to make my get-a-way... :o :lol:
aero wrote:looks like North QLD is a shitty place to kite.. crocs, tiger sharks and powerlines near almost every beach :o

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Re: North Queensland, Australia: Kite Spots & info

Postby mixed » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:19 am

I'll be heading up to Lizard Island tomorrow for a 6 day live-a-board kite trip, I'll post some photos up when i get back.

it's a tough life but someone has to do it.

some random lizard island shots (pics not mine)
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Re: North Queensland, Australia: Kite Spots & info

Postby Experimental player » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:28 pm

Lizard island?

I heard its got a healthy tiger shark population that love to chase surface poppers.

Should be "tiger island". Raah! chomp ,;";,

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Re: North Queensland, Australia: Kite Spots & info

Postby Neoniphon » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:08 pm

.........yes plenty of large sharks there.....

.........I heard they particularly like chasing kiters on 5-line kites .........

...never had a problem myself, but.............

........I am riding an SB3 bow kite.... :kiss:


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