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Postby coxy » Thu Aug 29, 2002 12:53 pm

Greetings all!

Here in the south-east of England we have been without any wind greater than a gnats fart for the last 2 months!! So I have had enough and have decided to find the wind elsewhere on the planet!! Fuerteventura sounds ideal, can anybody recommend this island for the second week of September, any beaches that are particulary good, any that should be avoided etc? Also any info on accomodation would be greatly appreciated, need to keep this one cheap as I am already getting greif from the woman about going so just a roof over my head may have to do!!!

Cheers,

Coxy

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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:09 pm

Hi Coxy,

I was there earlier this year and I find it nice, beaches are great but can be VERY gusty.

It's not the cheapest place on Earth to go to but not to bad at all. Another place worth looking into for nice kiteboarding is Egypt and Hurghada. Winds are normally more friendly there.. Check on a package deal with Sportif, that's your best option to keep the cost down.

Cheers,

Miles

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Postby DYMSUM » Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:35 pm

IF YOU WANT A CHEAP PLACE WITH GOOD WIND AND AMAZING PARTIES..... YOU SHOULD TRY TARIFA !

Kitesurfing Mecqua !!!!!



Good ride !

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Postby Toby » Thu Aug 29, 2002 3:21 pm

try the search.
you wil find some postings and comparisson between Fuerte and Egypt.
Here some pics from the Lagoon in the south.
http://www.kiteforum.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 16&forum=1

In summer it is very gusty there, it will be much better in the north.
But in winter it should be better in the south.
But spring and fall, I have no idea.

Cheers
Toby

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Postby Louis Cypher » Thu Aug 29, 2002 3:26 pm

On 2002-08-29 16:21, Toby wrote:
try the search.
you wil find some postings and comparisson between Fuerte and Egypt.
Here some pics from the Lagoon in the south.
http://www.kiteforum.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 16&forum=1

In summer it is very gusty there, it will be much better in the north.
But in winter it should be better in the south.
But spring and fall, I have no idea.

Cheers
Toby


A guy from the netherlands told me september is great. Much wind like in summer and waves like in winter. I would prefer the north. less wind but good waves in spring and autumn.
Greeetzzzz,

Louis (have been there (north) in March and Mai. March was much better because of the waves.

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Postby www.kite-surf.com » Thu Aug 29, 2002 3:35 pm

Louis, old sucker... heard you go to Silvaplana this we, too.

Then we'll meet there cause I'll be there :smile:

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Postby Guest » Thu Aug 29, 2002 7:51 pm

fuerte can be hot and without wind for 2 weeks in september or october it is not the windy time there. fly high

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Postby joe public » Fri Aug 30, 2002 8:52 am

Fuerte = expensive? no way. The food's great, the people are nice, in summer it's very windy ! You can go to the north of the island (flag beach and/or Cotillo (big waves) or the south (René Egli's pro center). Have fun !

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Postby Guest » Wed Sep 04, 2002 9:45 am

Does anyone know about the conditions in December.

Is the wind reliable for kiteboarding?

Is Sotaventor or Corralejo the preferred spot for December. I am a beginner/intermediate kiter.

Thanks for info.

marve

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Postby Louis Cypher » Wed Sep 04, 2002 10:23 am

Hi out there,

as far as i know december is VERY bad for kiting, because passat- winds leave the island for the winter. But you have BIG waves in those months. If you want to have much wind sotavento maybe better (the name means "under the wind"!) because there's alway 1-3 bfts more than in the north. But the wind is always offshore there!
Greeeetzzzz Louis


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