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St barths in feb, which kite to take?

Postby ColdWeatherKiter » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:31 am

Morning all!
I will be visiting St Barths in the end of february, but i am only able to take one kite. I heard Grand Cul De Suc is the best beach. Should i take a 12 or a 9m2? The winds seem nice 15-20kn but i am not sure how dense the winds are at 28deg? I will rent a twintip!

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Re: St barths in feb, which kite to take?

Postby BWD » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:56 pm

If you weigh 75kg + take the 12 unless you see a very strong forecast for 20+ knots. Wind is less dense in the carribean than higher latitudes. Also the main spot has the reputation of gusty wind that doesnt always fill in. If you have room to pack a 12 you could take the 9 instead at last minute if warranted. If you are lighter weight tou might rather take the 9 I guess. Probably tou shoukd ask the guys from whom you plan to rent a board.

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Re: St barths in feb, which kite to take?

Postby BWD » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:13 pm

Probably you should ask the guys from whom you plan to rent a board. But I would guess 12 unless you are light weight, <70kg. But if you mainly like big jumps, 12.
If you check forecast day before you leave and it is supposed to be unusually windy, take the 9


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