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Local Beach: South coast UK
Favorite Beaches: Nappeague, USA
Wissand, FRANCE
Style: Freeride, waves
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Winter waves, winter sun

Postby DJwilson » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:55 pm

Boys, and girls,

hoping you re all well. Now I need to get away - I shall be looking to leave the gorgeous UK behind for Jan/Feb and want to know where you think I should go. My thoughts - SA, Mui Ne, Boracay. But where else do you guys recommend? Ideally I want waves and flats, warm weather, and few sharks! Remote holds no fears, nor does distance to destination. Please come forth and share your gems. Thankyou.

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Local Beach: South Padre Island and South Texas USA

Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge USA
Favorite Beaches: South Padre Island Texas: year round the best flatwater and fall - winter - spring fun wave riding as well.
Style: all styles of kite riding
Gear: Blade
Brand Affiliation: Blade

Re: Winter waves, winter sun

Postby bnthere » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:57 am

weird, no responses. Puerto Rico NW coast is banging in january/feb. i try to hit it every year around then. saw the biggest waves of my life last feb. triple+ over, was unreal. and no suits. E wind regulary, a lot of 9/10m not really any flats, except on finicky difficult to access south side of island. wave action is where its at.

South Padre Island Texas is a ton of riding Nov - March, and a lot of shoulder - head high down wind wave shred and epic flatwater, but mostly wetsuit weather or borderline wetsuit weather.
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Re: Winter waves, winter sun

Postby eytan » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:11 am

cabarte dr. waves and flat river.


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Local Beach: Dolphin Beach, Tableview.
Golfinho hotel, Cumbuco.
Favorite Beaches: Dolphin Beach.
Cumbuco, upwind of Golfinho hotel.
Taiba to Paracaru downwinder.
Rede beach at low tide.
NOT Cauipe
Style: Freeride
Gear: Naish Dash and Pivots - Monarch TT.
Brand Affiliation: Owner Suntrax - Importer Naish Kitesuf South Africa.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Re: Winter waves, winter sun

Postby briansuntrax » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:32 pm

Jan/Feb prime time in Cape Town, South Africa, which is why you will find almost all the top freestyle and wave pro's here at that time - 5.0 to 9.0 kites plus wind, waves, sunshine and a VERY favourable exchange rate!
If you want to ride with big kites and race boards better try elsewhere :-)

With a fully developed product and repair infrastructure, plus the best gear prices around you won't find better at that time.

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