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Re: End of July / beginning of August reco?

Postby or6 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:39 pm

Dirk knows 👍

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Re: End of July / beginning of August reco?

Postby bkkite » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:07 pm

Has anyone tried la ventana or baja out on the west coast? Didn't see this on the list of places you've been, and I'm considering it.

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Re: End of July / beginning of August reco?

Postby or6 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:15 am

La ventana is where I taught my wife to kite...but that's 13 years ago😮it was laid-back then. Wind reliable, spot mostly for beginners and intermediates freeriders and freestylers of all levels.

Don't know what it's like now.

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Re: End of July / beginning of August reco?

Postby Seabreezekiteclub » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:18 am


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Re: End of July / beginning of August reco?

Postby knotwindy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:54 am

Wrong time of year for baja/La Ventana. It works from November to March with the El Norte winds. You might try the other side of baja at Solo Sports. They have a setup right at the launch but pretty rustic and side-off winds but a fine wave.

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Re: End of July / beginning of August reco?

Postby marysia » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:06 pm

Dirk wrote: You do not need a car if you stay in El Medano. Playa Sur is the spot. You can rent rooms or apartments on the beachfront or still in walking distance.
As I wrote in another thread, El Medano looks a bit shabby but has its charms with a relaxed vibe, lots of local inhabitants and less tourists, surfers, hippies and nice, casual restaurants and bars.
Tenerife has some great landscape on the North side and up the Teide mountain, so it is worthwhile to rent car. Car rental is very cheap, I think the cheapest in the whole of Europe. Santa Cruz town center is also quite nice. Like with all of the Canary Islands there are quite a lot of places ruined by mass tourism but you can avoid that.
Thanks Dirk! Seriously considering it now. I just googled Taganana on the N side on Tenerife, really dramatic landscapes.

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Re: End of July / beginning of August reco?

Postby marysia » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:08 pm

or6 wrote: It's a 10 minutes drive from the airport to el Médano. Take a shuttle. In Médano, everything can easily be done on foot. You only need a car to go sightseeing around the island.

The beach is in El Médano, playa sur is where you launch. Playa la tejita Is only with the (in summer) very rare westerlies.

From playa sur you kite upwind to el muelle ( Pier), decente beginner wavespot, which can actually get pretty gnarly sometimes. Even further upwind is el cabezo, where professional windsurfers train.

Best places to stay...from the plaza central at playa chica until playa sur. From the central plaza it's like 5 min. Maybe 10 on the way back after a hard day kiting 😉
Thanks or6! Checking the flights now

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Re: End of July / beginning of August reco?

Postby or6 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:46 pm

My pleasure. Enjoy!

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Re: End of July / beginning of August reco?

Postby TracyS » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:06 am

Just putting it out there...I live in Cabarete and love it here. It was my dream to go to Brazil for years. I went. It as NOT my thing.

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Re: End of July / beginning of August reco?

Postby marysia » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:17 pm

TracyS wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:06 am
Just putting it out there...I live in Cabarete and love it here. It was my dream to go to Brazil for years. I went. It as NOT my thing.
Where in Brazil did you go? I went twice (Cumbuco and NW from Cumbuco) and so far it's my favorite destination. The wind is so consistent


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