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Re: Best place to kite in the world?

Postby Caesar » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:15 pm

kitesurfingcollectiv wrote: Agreed, Langebaan, South Africa - we have 3 flat lagoons and waves along the coast too!
But I'm probably biased :D
Hi,

The OP asked "What is the windiest and warmest place to kite in the world?"
That place doesn't really count into such category (unless you grew up in Eskimo Country). :wink:

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Re: Best place to kite in the world?

Postby mede » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:45 pm

you want really warm weather and really strong wind:
bahia de tehuantepec, mexico!

Although it's probably too much of both :lol: : when I was there, the temperature was close to 40 degrees celcius in the shadow every day, and the wind was super strong and super gusty (It's actually channelling through from the atlantic side to the pacific, goes over the mountain, so typically very gusty when it comes down to the coast again).

It's a bit of a similar phenomenon like in costa rica (copal) and nicaragua

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Re: Best place to kite in the world?

Postby kitesurfingcollectiv » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:08 pm

Caesar wrote:
Hi,

The OP asked "What is the windiest and warmest place to kite in the world?"
That place doesn't really count into such category (unless you grew up in Eskimo Country). :wink:

Cheers
Caesar 8)
25deg water temp isn't bad if you ask me.

Ok, ok, if we're going for windy AND warm.. then Western Australia.. but the water temp is cold.. or west coast Sri Lanka..
(but I still like Langebaan the best :wink: )

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Re: Best place to kite in the world?

Postby kitecab » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:14 pm

Thanks for all the responses :thumb:
And thank you Caesar, i am looking for wetsuit free conditions!
Haven't looked much into west Aus but east looks great during the summer(queensland).
are the winds trade that far from the Equator? and what is the prevailing wind direction in west aus ?

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Re: Best place to kite in the world?

Postby alexrider » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:30 pm

kitecab wrote:What is the windiest and warmest place to kite in the world?
if you could go anywhere to live and kite where would it be?
the reason i ask is that i was looking at visiting maui over the summer but it seems the variety of riding/launching places is limited and it can be quite gusty.
is there anywhere else that is as consistent/warm with flat/clearwater and waves than maui/HI?
Of all the places I know, without question, Southern coast of Madagascar.
So many incredible spots between Fort Dauphin and Anakao (and beyond).
But you shouldn't mind roughing it; no infrastructure between the two towns!
I was there last December, and my Ps4 6 was the kite I used most.
I can't wait to get back there. But perhaps not to live long term - I've been spoiled by too many comforts in Thailand.
Amazing wind, amazing waves, amazing lagoons.
Amazing fauna, amazing flora, amazing landscape.
Search for F-one's great movie Antandroy.

http://nautikites.net/madagascar.html
A few pics from my trip.

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Re: Best place to kite in the world?

Postby kitesurfingcollectiv » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:39 pm

kitecab wrote: Haven't looked much into west Aus but east looks great during the summer(queensland).
are the winds trade that far from the Equator? and what is the prevailing wind direction in west aus ?
The Freo Doctor blows in WA in the warmer months, without fail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremantle_Doctor

it's actually a thermal rather than trade.

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Re: Best place to kite in the world?

Postby kitenaked » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:04 pm

Sherman Island

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Re: Best place to kite in the world?

Postby kidsan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:45 am

warmest and windiest? Dhakla perhaps...

...though i cant say that i would want to live there.
Mauritania was pretty good, constant winds through the spring and summer and certainly pretty warm!

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Re: Best place to kite in the world?

Postby Air Padre » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:52 pm

South Padre Island, Texas. Year round wind and warmth. Side shore winds everyday. Flat water kiting on the west side of the island, and downwinders in the waves on the east side. You could do a downwinder in the Gulf, get out, walk across the street, and kite in the flats.

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Re: Best place to kite in the world?

Postby bnthere » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:32 am

second South Padre Island Texas.


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