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Holiday destination end of July/beginning of August

Postby Flip69 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:38 pm

I am looking for a holiday destination to go kitesurfing in the end of July/beginning of August.

I have been to Dakhla two years in a row and would welcome a change, but would like something similar, what I am looking for is :

- good wind statistics for that period
- flat water
- accommodation close to the club/beach
- not too crowded
- quiet, no need for nightlife, I want to sleep, eat and kitesurf, kitesurf and kitesurf, o did I mention I want to kitesurf ?

I live in Belgium and would like a destination not too far away.

I have an intermediate level.

Destination I have already been to include :

- Spain, Rosas
- Egypt, El-Gouna
- Marocco, Dakhla
- Brazil, Cumbuco

I was thinking about Naxos or Paros, does anyone else have any suggestions ?

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Re: Holiday destination end of July/beginning of August

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:54 pm

Naxos is a beautiful place to kite but not a consistently windy place really... worth a visit though. I think you are looking at 5 to 6 days wind with 4 to 5 of no wind around that time typically (locals please correct if wrong). Its a realxing place and the Islanders are very friendly, its a quite island.

You could try the canary Islands - Furetaventura should be pretty consistent winds then. I would stay in the north (Corealejo) near Flag beach, or Tenerife (El Medano).

What about west coast of France or portugal.....

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Re: Holiday destination end of July/beginning of August

Postby Caesar » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:35 am

Flip69 wrote:I am looking for a holiday destination to go kitesurfing in the end of July/beginning of August.

I have been to Dakhla two years in a row and would welcome a change, but would like something similar, what I am looking for is :

- good wind statistics for that period
- flat water
- accommodation close to the club/beach
- not too crowded
- quiet, no need for nightlife, I want to sleep, eat and kitesurf, kitesurf and kitesurf, o did I mention I want to kitesurf ?

I live in Belgium and would like a destination not too far away.

I have an intermediate level.

Destination I have already been to include :

- Spain, Rosas
- Egypt, El-Gouna
- Marocco, Dakhla
- Brazil, Cumbuco

I was thinking about Naxos or Paros, does anyone else have any suggestions ?


Hiya,

Cumbuco of course...

Cheers
Caesar 8)

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Re: Holiday destination end of July/beginning of August

Postby Trikke » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:34 pm

Seriously consider going to Gokova, Turkey.
I've been there for 2 weeks in August 2011 and I kited everyday with my 9m Obsession (only 1 day with 13.5m Obs): don't trust both windguru and windfinder, 'cause you have local thermal wind any given day.
Since it is at the mouth of a small lagoon, despite the straight onshore wind direction you can find both flat water and small chop.
You can rent a house in the tranquil town of Akyaka, just 5 mins driving from the spot, have delicious food and relax by night.

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Re: Holiday destination end of July/beginning of August

Postby HR » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:43 pm

I would agree with Trikke. You don`t find better wind than in Gokova. Absolutly not to crowded. I would recommend it.

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Re: Holiday destination end of July/beginning of August

Postby Eduardo » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:06 am

I've found Rhodes more consistent than Paros (3 summer trips each) so I suggest you add that to your list. You can find flat water on either Island. Also you can find chop/wind waves for jumping if you prefer. Party or calm depending on where you stay.

I also love then Canary Islands - similar reliable wind that time of year but I don't know the flat water scene. Tenerife has a nice bay in the south that is probably flat but I was out more in the main El Medano beach (sorry forgot the name - I just remember a big rock!). Not big waves at the time but I wouldn't call it flat either. More like big rollers with some nice breaks in a few spots.

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Re: Holiday destination end of July/beginning of August

Postby piccio » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:20 am

in summer time I live close to Porto pollo Sardinia ,flat water thermal almost every day.
from what I heard Turkey and Greece also good and some cheaper

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Re: Holiday destination end of July/beginning of August

Postby Flip69 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:12 pm

I decided on Mauritius this year, since it will probably be the last "long" kite-holiday I will take.
Will be combining a snowboard holiday in the winter ( together with my girlfriend ), with a shorter kitetrip in the summer.

Thanks for all the advice, it will surely come in handy in the future !

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Re: Holiday destination end of July/beginning of August

Postby Pier » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:02 pm

In Mauritius in august the sunset comes early.

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Re: Holiday destination end of July/beginning of August

Postby KiteloopKip » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:21 am

Try looking into St. Croix USVI, the wind is great in early August and the water is always flat in the lagoons.


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