Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Aruba is August

forum for kitesurfers


gregfun
Rare Poster
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:41 am
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Crandon Beach, Key Biscyane, Miami, Florida
Favorite Beaches: Key West Flats, Curry Hammock (Marathon, Florida), 21st Street/Miami Beach, Miami Flats, Crandon
Style: Freestyle
Gear: Slingshot Rally 12
Epic Renegade 9
Epic Inifinity 15
Epic Droid 135 Board
Slingshot Glide 149 Board
Brand Affiliation: None

Aruba is August

Postby gregfun » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:36 am

My wife and I want to go on a kitesurfig trip in early August where there is good consistent wind and shallow flat water for learning. I hear Aruba is good in August - is this true???

User avatar
RickI
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 8671
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 1998
Local Beach: SE Florida
Gear: Cabrinha
Brand Affiliation: Cabrinha
Location: Florida

Re: Aruba is August

Postby RickI » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:50 am

Not necessarily in my experience in August and September. Tropical weather and changes that come in that time of year can mess the trades up. I went in late July, early August for my first time to the ABC islands. I had wind for a few days and then it pretty much died. I had been told that I might happen and it did. Normal weather patterns are drifting so I would check with locals on the island for their take this summer. When the trades are on the wind can be excellent however in those latitudes.

kitewise
Medium Poster
Posts: 148
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:28 pm
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Ct., Fla.,Aruba, OBX
Favorite Beaches: Pompano beach Fla.
LongbeachPark Stratford, Ct.
Boa Grande Aruba
OBX for sure
Gear: EPIC screamer and Renegade
EPIC DROID
BEST Thruster
Brand Affiliation: EPIC
Location: Ct
Contact:

Re: Aruba is August

Postby kitewise » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:47 pm

The winds in August are pretty fluky.
It's still a nice place to go

gregfun
Rare Poster
Posts: 34
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:41 am
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Crandon Beach, Key Biscyane, Miami, Florida
Favorite Beaches: Key West Flats, Curry Hammock (Marathon, Florida), 21st Street/Miami Beach, Miami Flats, Crandon
Style: Freestyle
Gear: Slingshot Rally 12
Epic Renegade 9
Epic Inifinity 15
Epic Droid 135 Board
Slingshot Glide 149 Board
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Aruba is August

Postby gregfun » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:36 pm

thanks. any other recommendation for good wind in August with shallow water for learning?

TPink
Medium Poster
Posts: 148
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:00 pm
Kiting since: 2004
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Aruba is August

Postby TPink » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:43 pm

gregfun wrote:thanks. any other recommendation for good wind in August with shallow water for learning?


how about the gorge/hood river. strong consistent winds in the summer and the 'sandbar' area is pretty shallow & flat water. Lots of instructors and lessons available as well...

User avatar
Dj A-Ron
Frequent Poster
Posts: 235
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:29 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Cass Lake MI
Port Huron MI (Lake Huron)
Metro Beach MI (Lake St. Clair)
Harsens Island MI (Lake St. Clair)
Favorite Beaches: Tawas MI (Lake Huron)
Oscoda MI (Lake Huron)
Little Sable Point MI (Lake Michigan)
The Flats (Key West)
Anywhere in Cape Hatteras
Kite Beach (Maui)
La Ventana (Mexico)
Barkers (Grand Caymen)
Style: Freeride/Freestyle
Gear: Kites: Epic Renegade 9m 3G, Airush Lithium 12m & 14m, Blade Fat Lady 17m

Boards: Epic Droid, Oxygen, Spartan, Airush Cypher 5'6"
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Michigan

Re: Aruba is August

Postby Dj A-Ron » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:09 am

I would say that Aruba is not very good for learning. It's not shallow. It's deep water and off shore gusty winds. The instructors follow you around in small boats with outboard engines. I got my wife a lesson there and her instructor body dragged with her straight off shore out about a mile or more before a boat went and picked them up. However, my wife did enjoy her lessons and if you are leaning I recommend taking a lesson from Fernando or Helena at Xtreme Winds. Great people!

If you don't think you need a lesson, make sure you tell the school guys on the beach to keep an eye on you. If they need to pick you up they only charge like $20 or something like that...

Very fun island! Everyone is super friendly. It's one happy island!


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: danidr, Gobigorfoil, Megabear, tautologies, tegirinenashi and 18 guests