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by North_Wind
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle
Replies: 41
Views: 16525

Re: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle

They are great kites and I am sure they will remain great kites.

As for the name, the first thing I thought of was "fake tan" product. :)
by North_Wind
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 343
Views: 180812

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

It all reminds me a bit of when Volkswagen purchased Rolls-Royce (motor cars) from Vickers knowing that the brand name is actually controlled by Rolls-Royce plc (the aero-engine maker) and the latter gets to decide who can and who cannot use the name to produce cars. VW thought they could somehow fo...
by North_Wind
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Help me understand Cape Town wind on the basis of this Windguru forecast
Replies: 24
Views: 5318

Re: Help me understand Cape Town wind on the basis of this Windguru forecast

My observation on Windguru and Cape Town wind is as follows: 1. The wind forecast is generally accurate unless it is the SE (Cape Doctor) forecast to blow. So for example a NW wind forecast is usually spot on 2. If the SE is forecast to be light (up to 17 kts) the forecast is usually accurate. 3. If...
by North_Wind
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Cape town
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Cape town

We have some space left ... perfect for the traveller who wants to hang out with other kitesurfers and windsurfers, but a big enough house that you can have your own space also. We have 7 rooms (all with their own bathroom) and weekly braais (bbqs), fast internet, kit storage and a bunch of friendly...
by North_Wind
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation
Replies: 17
Views: 2371

Re: Recommendations for a January Foiling vacation

Lots of our guests were foiling last year, but they were mainly doing it in the main bay (ocean) in front of the house rather than Langebaan. They all seemed to be having an amazing time. Couldn't believe from the GPS tracks how far they were able to go upwind. Here is an article Danny Morrice (ex R...
by North_Wind
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good luck Caribbean and South Florida
Replies: 21
Views: 2601

Re: Good luck Caribbean and South Florida

Feeling very sad about Anegada in the BVI. I was there in the BVI for work in May last year and popped over for a few days to work (and kite) there. Beautiful spot. Problem is the highest point on the island is 28 feet above sea level. They had an evacuation but apparently some people stayed behind....
by North_Wind
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Global Kiteboarding Population
Replies: 29
Views: 3031

Re: Global Kiteboarding Population

British Kitesports (the governing body in the UK)has about 4,000 members. We try to work out from time to time how many active kiteboarders in the UK are members and how many are not. Our best estimate is that roughly 1 in 3 or 1 in 4 active kiteboarders are members. That puts the number of active k...
by North_Wind
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South Africa: Nov - Jan, what kite size?
Replies: 10
Views: 1854

Re: South Africa: Nov - Jan, what kite size?

For those months and 70 kgs I would recommend 5 & 7/8m or 6 and 8/9m. If you have the weight allowance your third kite would be 11/12m.

Any other questions let me know.

BA
www.capetownkiteclub.com
by North_Wind
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: UK in April
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: UK in April

Hi Ross - April can be a very windy month. The Western side can be almost as windy as Ireland - windier in fact sometimes in the Irish Sea as you get a venturi effect as Ireland and the UK pinch together in a triangle shape. So, yes, if you can take your kite gear without extra expense (or the forec...
by North_Wind
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Kite Vacation / Locations with wife that doesnt kite
Replies: 17
Views: 3117

Re: Kite Vacation / Locations with wife that doesnt kite

Lots to do in Cape Town for the non-kiter: Sport: World class cycling (get up early for cool temps and avoid the wind) including the famous "Cape Argus" route up Chapman's peak. Good cycle lanes and many many groups who ride if you want to cycle with others. Good tennis courts, good gyms; local Virg...

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