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Re: vietnam winds this season....

Postby jan_hou » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:53 pm

people usually go to the wrong places and complain about no wind.

If you are looking for wind in Asia, you should come to Taiwan, not Vietnam.

Wind blows almost everyday here in Penghu in the winter.

We usually hope the wind be lighter, not stronger.

http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?id ... =1&sc=4873

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Re: vietnam winds this season....

Postby ChickenTikka » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:14 pm

I spent the last two weeks or so in Mui Ne. Overall the wind was pretty good (maybe even great for Asia). I kited all but one day. Winds usually started around noon (sometimes earlier and sometimes later) and went pretty much until sunset.

I used both my 12 meter and 8 meter kites.

The conditions were not ideal for beginners. My girlfriend struggled with the shorebreak and sometimes gusty winds. I would recommend Thailand for that. I found many of the kiteschool people to be a bit prickly and overpriced (charging 60$/hour to show tourists a trainer kite).

The beach seems to be eroding very quickly. I'm not sure what this means for the rest of the season. The Christmas/New Years high season was very busy. Lots and lots of Russians. As a Russophile I didn't mind, but they were not the politest people on the water.

Vietnam was pretty cheap. Accommodations were good. The bus service from Saigon was solid.

I go to Cape Town next month. I have higher expectations for the wind there.

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Re: vietnam winds this season....

Postby Northern Monkey » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:53 pm

We made a little video last week. Should give a pretty good outlook on the conditions down here on the beach in Mui Ne.



http://www.stormkiteboarding.com/

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Re: vietnam winds this season....

Postby JamesVegas » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:31 pm

The wind in Mui Ne is fucked tbh. It's my third season here and I've been out 3 times in the last 9 days, that is not typical Mui Ne weather. From what I understand from someone who has been here since the beginning this happens every 7 years or so. I am lucky that I have friends out here to keep me busy but if you're looking for a kiting holiday this January/February look elsewhere.

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Re: vietnam winds this season....

Postby aircatcher » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:39 pm

jan_hou wrote:people usually go to the wrong places and complain about no wind.

If you are looking for wind in Asia, you should come to Taiwan, not Vietnam.

Wind blows almost everyday here in Penghu in the winter.

We usually hope the wind be lighter, not stronger.

http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?id ... =1&sc=4873
Look like the weather is a lot colder in Taiwan air and water,that's probably why Penghu is not a favorite place to kite for winter snow birds. Cheap and warm tropic kiting condition with yummy foods and great international party atmosphere that make Mui Ne famous for.

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Re: vietnam winds this season....

Postby jan_hou » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:12 am

aircatcher wrote:
jan_hou wrote:people usually go to the wrong places and complain about no wind.

If you are looking for wind in Asia, you should come to Taiwan, not Vietnam.

Wind blows almost everyday here in Penghu in the winter.

We usually hope the wind be lighter, not stronger.

http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?id ... =1&sc=4873
Look like the weather is a lot colder in Taiwan air and water,that's probably why Penghu is not a favorite place to kite for winter snow birds. Cheap and warm tropic kiting condition with yummy foods and great international party atmosphere that make Mui Ne famous for.
That is correct, people usually want every thing, warm weather, good food, night life and consistent wind. However, mother nature usually provide strong wind with cold weather.
I have been kiting non-stop for 16 days in Penghu, Taiwan since 2010/12/30 and Windguru still predict strong wind for the next 7 days. It seems there i no end to it.

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Re: vietnam winds this season....

Postby aircatcher » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:53 pm

Beside,45 knots wind condition in TW is probably too strong for most kiters that even you local kiters there get intimidated sometimes.I find it mostly struggle to survive,no fun.it is nearly a hurricane force wind.Be extremely careful when ur new to condition like that '
Just go to vietnam instead
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Re: vietnam winds this season....

Postby jan_hou » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:47 am

aircatcher wrote:Beside,45 knots wind condition in TW is probably too strong for most kiters that even you local kiters there get intimidated sometimes.I find it mostly struggle to survive,no fun.it is nearly a hurricane force wind.Be extremely careful when ur new to condition like that '
Just go to vietnam instead
It set up to cater for kiteboarding
aircatcher

good point. It is indeed too windy sometimes. For example, it is blowing 55 knot right now. I decide to take one day off. However, kiting is fun and exciting if the wind is below 40 knot, which is like 90% of the time in winter. The smaller kites (5M or 7M) are so much faster than bigger ones (9M and 11M). It makes wave riding so easy.

Cheers and Kites well

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Re: vietnam winds this season....

Postby Ninja6879 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:30 am

:thumb: Yes mate ! absolutely agree! I kite almost anywhere on 200 Km nice sand beach from Muine To Vungtau for the last 5 years . Water always warm and the most strong wind is about 35 knots, daily is only 15 to 25 knots ,I think the reason is The wind start in Penghu and end in Vung tau.If you like above 30kts go there and under 25 kts then come here. The choice is yours! Cheer
aircatcher wrote:Beside,45 knots wind condition in TW is probably too strong for most kiters that even you local kiters there get intimidated sometimes.I find it mostly struggle to survive,no fun.it is nearly a hurricane force wind.Be extremely careful when ur new to condition like that '
Just go to vietnam instead
It set up to cater for kiteboarding

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Re: vietnam winds this season....

Postby ChickenTikka » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:49 am

I like the blonde in the video Northern Monkey. Does she kiteboard? Russian?


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