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Thinking of moving to Vancouver whats the wind like?

Postby Dub » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:05 pm

I'm thinking about moving to Vancouver next April for around a year. I was just wonder what the kitesurfing is like in the area. How close is the nearest spot average wind strengths?

Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: Thinking of moving to Vancouver whats the wind like?

Postby cglazier » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:11 pm

I get over a hundred days of kiting a year around here.

Check out this site for launch locations, local information and an active forum:
www.kiteboardbc.com

And here is a great short video of local kiteboarding.
http://www.kiteboardbc.com/index.php?pr=The_Spit

:wink:
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Re: Thinking of moving to Vancouver whats the wind like?

Postby fearlu » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:31 pm

Check out Squamish, BC. Cool spot.

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Re: Thinking of moving to Vancouver whats the wind like?

Postby aolive » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:06 am

If you end up moving, don't forget to come down to Bellingham and ride in the bay! We ride year-round and have miles of shallow water.

-Andrew
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Re: Thinking of moving to Vancouver whats the wind like?

Postby Galeltic » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:13 am

if u are wave rider then go to tofino , vanc island in winter but very cold water
u need over 5 mm suit so not much in summer
but go to oregano coast and calif coast in summer

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Re: Thinking of moving to Vancouver whats the wind like?

Postby Bozo » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:38 am

kiting is great in general, especially in the sumer. Unfortunately kiting usually involves a drive around here. From vancouver, squamish (the IT spot during the summer) is 1hr to 1 1/2hr away.


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