I agree that it's hard for us to know if we have a calibrated and representative wind meter that is representative. And currents and gusts/lulls are also a big impact. So yes, a steady 10 knots according to the best nearest wind meter for me, would not be a problem unless I'm getting pushed back on shore and can't get out, also as pointed out above.jakemoore wrote: ↑Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:32 pm10 knots /= 10 knots
It is tough to compare light winds on an international forum. For example 10 knots measured at the beach on a handheld or 10 knots at the government station on a 10 meter pole? In our locale, 10 knots south wind is doable but 10 knots on a north has lulls that will drop a light foil kite.
There are some things that have to be learned to help light wind hydrofoiling a lot. Flying footswitches and tight radius turns to keeplines tight open lower wind barriers.
One of the biggest barriers is body-dragging to deep enough water and keeping the kite in the air. A little wave in onshore wind can slack the lines and you are done for.
It’s pretty cool to not even consider a 21 meter kite any more.
I would consider 12 knots + ideal wind for learning and for a flysurfer guy that’s jumping twintip wind. You will have to give some of those days to hydrofoil.
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