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Help choosing July destination

Postby bkkite » Sun May 26, 2019 5:23 pm

I’m changing jobs and I’ll have a week or two to go kite somewhere and need help. I’ll be departing Paris or New York City and don’t really want to fly more than 6-7 hours. Ideally I’d like a remote tropical scenic place without huge masses of people so I can kite and recover before going back to a stressful job. I just did Dakhla in Jan.

Greece? Portugal? Dominican Republic? Aruba?

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Re: Help choosing July destination

Postby Kees » Mon May 27, 2019 12:08 am

Greece would be great from Paris, Aruba or maybe Hood River from New York? And then there is always Hatteras :D

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Re: Help choosing July destination

Postby jdb999 » Mon May 27, 2019 2:10 am

dominican republic for sure. easy flight from nyc to pop, followed by an easy taxi ride to cabarete. many good accommodation options on kite-beach. you'll meet a ton of people at kite-club. the local riders are a lot of fun to watch. usually good wind in july, though always the possibility of hurricane. probably will be hot though.

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Re: Help choosing July destination

Postby bkkite » Mon May 27, 2019 12:19 pm

jdb999 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:10 am
dominican republic for sure. easy flight from nyc to pop, followed by an easy taxi ride to cabarete. many good accommodation options on kite-beach. you'll meet a ton of people at kite-club. the local riders are a lot of fun to watch. usually good wind in july, though always the possibility of hurricane. probably will be hot though.
Will it be crazy crowded? I heard the wind was solid, just wasn’t sure if I should get a little more off the beaten path

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Re: Help choosing July destination

Postby Toby » Mon May 27, 2019 1:41 pm

It’s high season then in DR...but also Greece.

Egypt is another option...

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Re: Help choosing July destination

Postby elguapo » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:41 am

bkkite wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 5:23 pm
I’m changing jobs and I’ll have a week or two to go kite somewhere and need help. I’ll be departing Paris or New York City and don’t really want to fly more than 6-7 hours. Ideally I’d like a remote tropical scenic place without huge masses of people so I can kite and recover before going back to a stressful job. I just did Dakhla in Jan.

Greece? Portugal? Dominican Republic? Aruba?

cabarete is crowded in july...

turks is probably what you're looking for in the americas (i dont know europe or africa)

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Re: Help choosing July destination

Postby Eduardo » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:15 pm

Greek islands are great for twin tippers (assuming from your profile). I've been to Rhodes a couple times and had wind every day plus great food and scenery. If you leave from Paris, that seems like a no brainer.

If you leave from NY, I would go a little farther than Caribbean and go to Maui. Great for twin tippers in the summer and has many other good things to do (hiking, waterfalls, surfing, biking, ...).

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Re: Help choosing July destination

Postby Havre » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:15 pm

Cabarete is pretty enormous - is it really crowded all over the place?

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Re: Help choosing July destination

Postby skeezer » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:56 am

flyhighkiteboarding.com is a great destination in egypt
great value for money warm water and reliable wind

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Re: Help choosing July destination

Postby Toby » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:23 pm

Havre wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Cabarete is pretty enormous - is it really crowded all over the place?
You will be able to find your empty spot.
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