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Puerto Rico or Cabarete - January kite trip

Postby gregfun » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:08 am

Planing a quick kite trip for mid January 2019 with a kite buddy looking at Puerto Rico and Cabarete. Is one better than the other in January???

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Re: Puerto Rico or Cabarete - January kite trip

Postby Toby » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:36 am

I think it is pretty much the same.
IMO Cabarete has a bit more wind due to its Venturi effect.
Plus Cabarete is cheaper for food and accommodation.

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Re: Puerto Rico or Cabarete - January kite trip

Postby gregfun » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:05 pm

Thanks Toby 👍

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Re: Puerto Rico or Cabarete - January kite trip

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:48 pm

Toby wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:36 am

Plus Cabarete is cheaper for food and accommodation.
Yeah, if you use Dollars or Euros you'll get better value in the DR.

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Re: Puerto Rico or Cabarete - January kite trip

Postby TracyS » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:05 am

If it helps you decide, here is a live feed from my school: https://kiteboardingcabarete.com/kite-beach-live/

I have been living in Cabarete almost 8 years. Feel free to PM me if you need help planning anything. I am more than happy to help you with whatever advice or recommendations I can provide.

I have also been writing a blog for a client for 5 years. I have tried to answer any question that anyone would have regarding Cabarete, click around a lot and read: www.cabaretecondos.com/blog

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Re: Puerto Rico or Cabarete - January kite trip

Postby gregfun » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:29 am

Thanks Tracy! We will be in Cabarete Jan 17-22. How accurate are the forecasts in iKitesurf? Curious...The forecast looks light for our trip dates...

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Re: Puerto Rico or Cabarete - January kite trip

Postby TracyS » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:44 am

I would say the wind forecast can be finicky. I never trust it. Usually I wake up in the morning and check the sky. And it can change. Summer is thermal, so winter is storm front which makes it more gusty and less predictable than thermal wind. I wrote all about the wind here. Hopefully it helps more in depth: http://kiteboardingcabarete.com/blog/wi ... -cabarete/


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