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kitesurf in cuba

Postby Inita » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:46 pm

hi! I`m travelling to cuba next week. had anyone been there? somebody now some beaches in varadero or cayo coco where i can ride?

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Re: kitesurf in cuba

Postby alexeyga » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:54 am

You'd be surprised by the amount of info the "search" button could provide... :jump:

In Varadero the main spot is at the Marina... but islands are better...

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Re: kitesurf in cuba

Postby Clarencephil » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:30 am

Cayo Guillermo

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Re: kitesurf in cuba

Postby getholdofgraeme » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:03 am

i'm off to Cuba too next week.
It does seem that this time of year there is no wind?
so was thinking of leaving gear behind.....
anyone on here that can tell me different?

thanks in advance

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Re: kitesurf in cuba

Postby BigR » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:29 pm

It does seem that this time of year there is no wind?

lotsa wind, tropical storm ANA should be down there next week. Then all the rest of the canes after that. peak of hurricane season is september 10th

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Re: kitesurf in cuba

Postby getholdofgraeme » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:59 pm

im confused now, windfinder (varadero) says an average of 10knots for august only?
so should we take or should we not take?
decisions, decisions

the windguru forecast reckons 14mph max for the next couple of days only? and that only lasts between 2 and 5pm or so...

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Re: kitesurf in cuba

Postby BigR » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:15 pm


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Re: kitesurf in cuba

Postby Cvaradero » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:02 pm

Ok guys, Varadero is the windiest place in Cuba, there is no doubt about it and every local kitesurfer knows that.

August is a bad month from the wind perspective, normally the first 2 weeks are flat (no wind) then it can get really good as soon is getting close to September because of tropicals storms. the best place for wind forecast i have found is windguru, check Varadero and go to the end of the page (not the first forecast table) that's the international airport.

http://www.windguru.com/int/index.php?sc=25994
It seems is going to be very windy the next days, winguru shows up to 27 knots for the weekend.
according to the wind direction you should contact some locals to learn where to ride with easterly winds, SE and S, it seems that will be the direction. PM me and i will pass some info to you.

ps Alexeyga the boys say hi to you man.

please don't ride with offshore winds in the BEACH!!!

cheers
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Re: kitesurf in cuba

Postby alexeyga » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:05 pm

Charlito,
Thanks... I'm hoping to hit Varadero sometime in the winter. If you'll get a chance, tell Obel that I wasn't able to get the kite he wanted... too expensive... But i keep shopping around...

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Re: kitesurf in cuba

Postby Cvaradero » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:53 am

Ok Alex..I will tell Obel

wind is crazy now there, I will try to go by March 2010 and take some used kites but still new with me to help out a bit. take care.

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