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Netherlands Question

Postby Kiterisland » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:51 pm

Hey guys, will be going on a trip to Utrecht Netherlands in August 2019. I'm 105kg and will be on nhp TT and int/adv.

1. What conditions should I be expecting during a couple week stay. What sizes would you recommend?
2. What wetsuit thickness?
3. What are some good spots to check out?

I can only take 2 kites, but I can really stretch their ranges well.
Thanks for your time...

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Re: Netherlands Question

Postby Faxie » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:16 pm

1. Could be anything from 10 knots to 35. Probably at least some 16-17 knots days.
2. 3/2 should work, but most people over here wear 5/3 or 5/4 for most of the season.
3. Plenty of spots nearby, but I'm not familiar with any of them. Well... Enkhuizen/Medemblik/Schellinkhout are pretty nice, but crowded. If you want to go to the sea, consider IJmuiden/Wijk aan Zee/Noordwijk.

Best bet would be a standard 2 kite quiver with the biggest kite having enough lowend for 13-14 knots days.

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Re: Netherlands Question

Postby Havre » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:53 pm

I hate being cold, but I would say no need to invest in anything thicker if you got a 3/2 already. Personally that would be my preferred choice anyway.

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Re: Netherlands Question

Postby Kiterisland » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:56 am

Thanks for your input. Appreciate it.

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Re: Netherlands Question

Postby Bryan Kiter » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:01 am

I live in Utrecht.
In August, I’m always wearing a 3/2 wetsuit.
Depending on the wind direction, good spots near Utrecht are: Muiderberg, Muiderzand, Wijk aan zee, IJmuiden


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