fatkiter wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:01 pm
My country ( Greece) is on official lock down since morning. You can only go out if it's really important and justified
I think Kite boarding is a serious enough reason to go out... Mostly for mental health reasons!
Anyway I am still a newbie, it's still winter and I don't think I will manage to drive the 2 hours it takes to go to the usual kite beach because of the travel restrictions...
So my plan is to drive to a much closer beach with a non kiter friend who will assist me with launching and landing...
People do kite on this beach sometimes but it's not a first choice especially for newbies. Wind prediction for tomorrow is about 17kts direct onshore.
I am really not sure if I will even manage to kite because of first time on the spot , onshore wind etc but if there will be no rain I am going to try!
Wish me luck and share any tips for onshore conditions!
I would say, be careful. I don’t know your conditions or beach.
Be very aware of what is directly down wind of you when you launch and land. The more space the better.
Be prepared to release your safety, practice it before you launch.
Winter is often gusty, double check the weather and if there is weather radar in the area check it out. Use your eyes and look at the sky. Don’t go out if a squall is coming in.
Onshore winds can have a lot of lift, be aware of potential lofting, keep kite to the side.
The good news is if you get out and anything goes wrong you blow back into shore.