thanks for on ground info. going by the cabarte meter its OK in march but you get lulls. absolutely those other locations, esp. to windward are most dependable. I have to imagine it is just the land effect of high ridge just in from the north coast because the turks is otherwise similar and it cranked there 24/7 every march i visited - and the amount of rideable beach is also what i'm thinking. St. Lucia, Barbados, islands that are out there in the trades have more limited riding areas. i'm threading the needle on airfare and family vacation. Can see luperon gets out in it. don't know if the wind gets depressed going east of cabarete. looks like rio san juan could throw a shadow but Playa Gen back in las Canas should be out of it and have decent exposure on any days the wind is coming into cabarete - of course the wind has to be coming in to cabarete and i have experienced a drought there one march although the recent ones don't look as bad. did you head east of cabarete much?
Did you look at the article? I actually answered all of your questions with a chart
I really don’t want to argue and I certainly don’t want to be irresponsible haha. So let me just give my personal experience. I kite almost every day on my 8m, either with my foil, my directional, or my twin tip (I’m 130 lbs). It’s windy so often that I’m tired of kiting and now would rather surf these days. I have a school and find myself wishing there wasn’t wind so the surf is better.elguapo wrote: ↑Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:01 amok.
i believe it is rather irresponsible to state it's "almost always" windy in cabarete... because it isnt nor has it ever been that way.
(especially with the last 1.5 years being borderline el niño)
https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/c ... B1a-update
the last 15 years windy days have ranged between 200-325 kiteable(force 4) days each years... which depends almost entirely on ocean temperatures in the central/eastern equatorial pacific and the persistence of a high pressure system that hangs out around bermuda
going by a normal kitesurf beaufort force 4 winds... i'd except to have about HALF the amount of kitable days in march as i'd expect in the month of july.
my experieces follows those windy/windfinder stats
this graph i also believe to be accurate for cabarete..
it simply means.. you'll kite the most in june/july..a little less in may/august...the least in october...with all the other months being about equal (but better odds than october)
the exact days...depends (obviously)
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