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Re: The craziness is underway in Cape Town

Postby Hugh2 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:31 pm

Nice Lanc, does that lagoon only fill in with a NW wind?

My friend David had a wild 6m session at Sunset and Milnerton beaches.

And of course we have the complete opposite weather here in the US, mostly very hot, although I had three good days at Cape Hatteras last week and then Friday here in Illinois was great with a strong SW and hot temps. Nothing for the next week.

This compilation just released is a wonderful summary of the most hectic day last summer, one I sadly skipped (I should have had the courage to try my 5.5m), instead I watched a lot of these jumps and was one of the three guys who tamed a Core kite on the beach near the beginning of the video (others were Aaron Hadlow and his dad Ian).

I hope I can get back to SA for this December/January!

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Re: The craziness is underway in Cape Town

Postby Lanc » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:38 pm

That lagoon only fills up in the winter months after some decent rain. Then it dries up in a few weeks of no rain.
It is also slightly tidal so it has more water in at high tide. I have kited it in SE and NW but the best direction is W.
On less stormy days the bird people chase you away saying the kites interfere with the birds.
The middle section of that beach is very dangerous crime wise, lots of muggings so don't walk there alone.
See attached track from yesterday's session
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