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Where in the world for big dowinders

Postby andrepen » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:24 pm

Hello kiters,

I think the best place in the world for long dowinders is northern Brazil.

Other than that, where in the world?

Constant wind, no freezing water (for safety), and open beaches.

What hazards?

Thanks in advance

Andre

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Re: Where in the world for big dowinders

Postby nick14 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Melbourne. Start of each year there is a 75km downwinder for charity. Www.acrossthebay.com.au
Its an awesome event, this year it will be 100 riders.

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Re: Where in the world for big dowinders

Postby AirBunny » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:57 pm

Zansibar, Tanzania is very pleasant. But, yes, Northern Brazil is great.

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Re: Where in the world for big dowinders

Postby flybykite » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:10 pm

I did a 30 km downwinder this year in Mui Ne, Vietnam. Windy almost always! Its also possible to do much longer runs of over 200 km. My knees dont like it though. Perhaps on a hydrofoil.

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Re: Where in the world for big dowinders

Postby SSK » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:36 pm

Cape Hatteras
http://www.sbckiteboard.com/travel_article?news_id=100
Waves on one side, slicks on the other.

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Re: Where in the world for big dowinders

Postby andrepen » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:47 pm

What about Cuba? And Mexico? Anyone have any info about that?

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Re: Where in the world for big dowinders

Postby SO_FL_Kiter » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:59 pm

The other Melbourne in Florida...

South Florida beaches are pretty open all the way from Palm City down to Fort Lauderdale. Water temps stay in the mid 70's and air temp can be anywhere from upper 50's to low 80's.

The have done a big downwind race from Jupiter to Fort Lauderdale in years past. Don't know if it's scheduled for this year.

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Re: Where in the world for big dowinders

Postby Toby » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:44 pm

Florida coast on a SE or NE (including the Keys).

How about South Africa? Should be amazing too.

Egypt should also be good for it. I know they do downwinders in Ras Sudr.
They also want to organize a huge record downwind from El Gouna.

In Colombia a guy did a 6 hr downwinder...must be epic too, since you will find lagoons and waves (2m maybe). Start in Barranquilla or further north, then end in Cartagena.
Or start from Cartagena and end on of the islands (this direction you will find nicer water colors).

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Re: Where in the world for big dowinders

Postby KTA » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:44 pm

Four day downwind challenge n the Philippines next year

http://www.kiteboardtour.asia/event/vis ... enge-2015/
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Re: Where in the world for big dowinders

Postby Westozzy » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:45 pm

You Europeans need some sense of scale... :D

Check this out...

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kite ... West-Cape/


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