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Re: Kitesurfing in Asia - chasing the wind! Help!

Postby joffaburger » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:59 am

Should have taken your advice sarc! Wind forecast for Taiwan has gone to SHEIT.... Looks like I'm having a tourist holiday and hoping the wind may get up later in the week if we lucky! Can anyone recommend some nice places to visit in Taiwan (Nth end).....

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Re: Kitesurfing in Asia - chasing the wind! Help!

Postby sarc » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:39 am

WHat are you talking about burger. It's been howling all week!

Coupla notes:
- Forget Siafu the beach there has been destroyed by road construction many years ago. You need to go to Kuan-Yin in East or North East wind and Yung-An in South West (like today...), your contact is Nico at www.nicowsf.com
- Further south Tony has some beach accomodation near Hsinchu but wind is not as good as Kuan Yin
- If you have wheels the place to check out is Paishawan at very top north of island. Classic spot but the wind is fickle while Kuan-Yin is a wind machine.

- Surfboard is nice to have but not a must, waves are beach break or just monster chop so a TT is OK


Sorry gotta hit the waves now

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Re: Kitesurfing in Asia - chasing the wind! Help!

Postby moret » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:55 am

If you want good wind in Asia go in sri lanka. Look windguru archive for kalpitiya beetwind may and October : we get more than 90% day with good wind. The wind is most of the time stronger than the forecast. The average wind is around 20 nots. I have a kite school in koppaladi 15 km south from kalpitiya : http://www.kitesurfinglanka.com
If you want more information contact me on my e mail : leomoret83@gmail.com
We have good weather, perfect flat water, wave, good wind just around the camp. The life is very hard here...
Leo
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Re: Kitesurfing in Asia - chasing the wind! Help!

Postby sarc » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:39 am

More info on Sri Lanka kiting please! Action pics? Beach reports? Sounds interesting....

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Re: Kitesurfing in Asia - chasing the wind! Help!

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Re: Kitesurfing in Asia - chasing the wind! Help!

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:24 am

Thailand is great! Loved Hua Hin and Pran Buri - I'll be going back some time :)

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Re: Kitesurfing in Asia - chasing the wind! Help!

Postby joffaburger » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:44 am

I have to report that Taiwan was awesome, very relaxing holiday and got to kite 4 days out of 7 which on a crap forecast was awesome... GuanYin provided 2 days of 30+ knots and Chunan provided a couple days of light winds so my girlfriend could get out for a couple good sessions followed by me on a skimboard at low tide which was great fun and first time on a skim board - thanks Tony for the lend! Definitely going back over the winter for a few weekender's as everything so close to Taipei airport and wind is crazy! Unfortunately I now have to by a 6m kite as I was overpowered on my 9m! Had to borrow a 7m off Nico (big thanks) but still felt a little over powered but I guess I was on a strange kite (ozone) on longer lines than my normal 20m kima's.... Some pics attached thanks to Nico who is a Champion!
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Vito at GuanYin - Many thanks to the friendly Taiwanese locals those guys looked after me so well - big hats off to all the local kiters and windsurfers particularly Nico, Vito, Tony and the Captain for the seafood haul checkout last photo...
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Re: Kitesurfing in Asia - chasing the wind! Help!

Postby Toby » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:59 am

joffaburger: is this Guanyin on the pictures above?

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Re: Kitesurfing in Asia - chasing the wind! Help!

Postby Kamikuza » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:13 pm

Sounds good :thumb: glad it worked out nice!

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Re: Kitesurfing in Asia - chasing the wind! Help!

Postby doublerumandcoke » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:45 pm

Joffaburger
So how did it work out for you?

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