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 Post subject: Hyeres Almanarre suggestions!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:15 am 
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Hi guys
I am planning some days in Hyeres, and I've seen the wind will be mostly from east, totally off shore
Do you have any suggestions on places different than Almanarre, where it could be on shore - side on?
Thanks
Beppe


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 Post subject: Re: Hyeres Almanarre suggestions!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:49 am 
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Pampelonne beach at St. Tropez. Gets waves also on easterly winds. Port Grimaud in the St. Tropez bay. St. Aygulf close to Saint Raphael.


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 Post subject: Re: Hyeres Almanarre suggestions!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:38 am 
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Thanks Dirk! I guess they could be "closed" in summer but probably now they are still open
Thanks a lot!


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 Post subject: Re: Hyeres Almanarre suggestions!
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Should be OK in April/May. I kited there in October and it was fine. And empty.


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 Post subject: Re: Hyeres Almanarre suggestions!
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St Aygulf also has a kite zone all year round.


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 Post subject: Re: Hyeres Almanarre suggestions!
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I live near Hyeres and ride at Almanarre beach.
The wind mainly blow west or east so you can choose between offshore or onshore.

The video was 1 month ago, offshore.


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 Post subject: Re: Hyeres Almanarre suggestions!
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Amazing video. And great jumps!
I was there one motnh ago and I loved it
It was over 30knots from west, and I was impressed how small, in any case, were the waves
Unfortunately looks like it's gonna be raining for the weekend :-(


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 Post subject: Re: Hyeres Almanarre suggestions!
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Seen from above!



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 Post subject: Re: Hyeres Almanarre suggestions!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:47 am 
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I spent a month in that area, summer 2011...a very beautful place, and great kite potential. I did a set of lessons on the east side of Presqu'ils de Giens, where wind was offshore -- boat launch. There were over a hundred kites flying on the west side, with onshore winds. One guy told me there's been some bad accidents there with beginners, getting dragged onto the road.

Anyways, seems doable if you know what you're doing. Or can pay the kite school guy (Manu, Airxkite) to boat launch you on the other side, and pick you up at end of session. Executive style launch.

I very much hope to get back there someday, now that I can kite and explore it properly.

We were staying right near St Aygulf....yes, a dedicated kite launch area there. Right next to the "naturaliste" beach, where my pre-teen daughters were quite disgusted by what was on display. :lol:


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