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Relocating to Kite more often

Postby tiger20 » Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:30 pm

I've heard many people that have relocated to regions better suited for kiteboarding, more consistent winds etc. Where have you chosen and has it been positive?

I've heard from people that moved to Miami, Corpus, SF, Hatteras.....

where else?

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Postby Kiteboarddog » Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:10 am

Not your question but you can't beat Corpus for Kitable Days in the USA and be in a city (for Jobs).

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Postby spork » Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:59 am

Kiteboarddog wrote:Not your question but you can't beat Corpus for Kitable Days in the USA and be in a city (for Jobs).
To take this further off on a tangent, how many kiteable days does Corpus get in a year? What's the season?

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Postby Kiteboarddog » Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:58 am

I'm in Houston about 3.5 hrs away.
Houston has much less thermal due to our Humid environment.

I suffer a little from the grass is greener syndrom.

The forecast doesn't take the thermal into account and that does not kick in untill it is too late to head that way.
That being said it seems like it is alway blowing in Corpus.

Due to the deeper water neer shore relative to Galveston at least and the arid environment inland the thermals just kick ass almost all year.
Frontal systems this time of year can slow it down and in the fall and winter can turn things out of the north.
I am sure someone on here has a link to that info for you.
I don't think it is the windiest kite spot in the country just the most consistantly kitable.
less 40 kt days more 20 kt days if you get what I mean.
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Postby R1ck » Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:51 pm

id have to say i probably get in around 220ish days of kiting a year. usually u can ride about 4-5 times a week, and by that i mean avg wind speed of 14mph

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Postby 72kiteboarder » Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:51 pm

The wind here is only so so and the locals are just about the biggest bunch of ass holes in the country. No one will launch or land you, they will never retrive a downed kite or board and they will only speak to you if you buy them beer.





























Now imagine the complete opposite of that........That's what it is realy like here.

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Postby Rodan'sWings » Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:38 pm

Im always looking at surf shots from Galveston area. It seems bigger, better and more consistant than here on the other side of the pond, Sarasota Florida. Cold fronts trailing NE winds push all the waves over there and make me jealous.

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Postby tautologies » Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:49 am

72kiteboarder wrote:The wind here is only so so and the locals are just about the biggest bunch of ass holes in the country. No one will launch or land you, they will never retrive a downed kite or board and they will only speak to you if you buy them beer.

Now imagine the complete opposite of that........That's what it is realy like here.
...so they will not talk to you if buy them beer?
;-)

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Postby Kiteboarddog » Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:54 am

Rodan'sWings wrote:Im always looking at surf shots from Galveston area. It seems bigger, better and more consistant than here on the other side of the pond, Sarasota Florida. Cold fronts trailing NE winds push all the waves over there and make me jealous.
The water is shallow for a long way out Near Galveston.
Surfside a bit south has good surf and it gets progressively beter the further south you go.

I do surf Galveston (badly) becaouse it is close, It can get good.
The Kitesurfing is better but again go south and get more wind.
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