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Kite spots with left handed waves

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:37 am
by overratedscurvy
I live in Florida and do a lot of strapless kitesurfing in waves here. Love to travel and looking for kite spots that have left handed waves. Very hard to find. Most famous kite locations and videos feature right handed waves. I'm a goofy foot and would love to travel to some left handed kitesurf waves. Any ideas?

Re: Kite spots with LEFT handed waves.

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:01 am
by PrfctChaos
You're on drugs mate. Best ones are lefts (One eye, Cloudbreak etc.). Its hard work finding good rights.

Re: Kite spots with left handed waves

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:58 am
by Frankieboy
Northern Peru
Chili
Barbados
Cape Town
Sumbawa
Mauritius
Southern Madagascar
... plenty of them.

Re: Kite spots with left handed waves

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:05 am
by mr_daruman
Wonder why that is. Just plain luck or is there a physical land/earth attribute that make incredible nice goofy waves?
Fiji cloud, teahupoo, pipeline, nazare...all lefts.
Peru is known to have the worlds most consistent and longest lefts.

Re: Kite spots with left handed waves

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:32 am
by cor
Dude, are you serious? Besides the one already mentioned there is all of western Australia and also not only Cape Town but pretty much the whole west coast of South Africa.

If anything it's hard to find good rights. But at least all the regulars have all Hawaii ;)

Re: Kite spots with left handed waves

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 am
by longwhitecloud
Northern hemisphere West coasts right handers, East coasts left handers.

Southern hemisphere East Coast rights West coasts lefts.

Very simple way to look at waves coming from huge lows in far north and far south winters.

Save up and go to namotu, if they have a space that is. Trip of a lifetime.

Really good backhand riders are rare.. Occy!?

Re: Kite spots with left handed waves

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:48 am
by adamj2281
overratedscurvy wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 4:37 am
I live in Florida and do a lot of strapless kitesurfing in waves here. Love to travel and looking for kite spots that have left handed waves. Very hard to find. Most famous kite locations and videos feature right handed waves. I'm a goofy foot and would love to travel to some left handed kitesurf waves. Any ideas?
I'm in the same boat with you, now I will say there are a ton of world class waves that are lefts (already mentioned), but finding ones that are pretty cheap to travel to, not as simple. I'd shoot for Peru. I actually was lucky enough to win a trip to Tavarua (Cloudbreak) - although from a wind standpoint I got skunked, waves were good though.

From Florida - you always have OBX in the fall. I'm always looking for side-off conditions with a left, I think close by (Caribbean) - Barbados is your best bet.

Re: Kite spots with left handed waves

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 1:51 pm
by Eduardo
Frankieboy gave you a great bucket list for goofy wave riders.

@overratedscurvy: This is the kiting version of the saying about the grass always looking greener somewhere else: When you're goofy, all the best spots look like rights (Maui, California/Baja coast, Cape Verde, ...) but when you're regular, the best spots all seem to be lefts (Frankieboy's list). Maybe it's close to even?