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Rido
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Any Galveston Kiteboarders?

Postby Rido » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:04 am

I am currently in Tyler, TX for school. I was thinking about going back to houston for this weekend. I have an 11m ozone edge to use and the forecast looks like it will be 14-16 on average steady.

I was always told that the edge flies like a 12-13m of a normal kite due to the power it generates.
I am also riding a mako king 165x44.

Will my setup be sufficient for the levee?

FSUkiteboarding
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Re: Any Galveston Kiteboarders?

Postby FSUkiteboarding » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:44 pm

what school are you going to?

http://collegekiteboarding.com/

Rido
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Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:26 am
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Lake Ray Hubbard
Levee Texas
Favorite Beaches: Kanaha
Style: Freeride
Gear: Dakine Fusion Seat Harness
2013 8m Ozone Catalyst
2013 11m Ozone Edge
2013 150 Mako
2013 165 Mako
Brand Affiliation: Ozone

Re: Any Galveston Kiteboarders?

Postby Rido » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:18 pm

FSUkiteboarding wrote:what school are you going to?

http://collegekiteboarding.com/

UT tyler,
I will be graduating in December. I doubt there are any kiteboarders that go to my school

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Re: Any Galveston Kiteboarders?

Postby gbgreen59 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:03 pm

Hi, I have kited at the Texas City dike several times. Bring what gear you have and hope for the best. Wind in that area isn't always reliable, so bring everything you have. Also, there is a good shop there. They could probably hook you up with rentals if need be. The Texas City dike is a very good place to kite. Many kiters and lots of room. Shallow water too.

Rido
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Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:26 am
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: Lake Ray Hubbard
Levee Texas
Favorite Beaches: Kanaha
Style: Freeride
Gear: Dakine Fusion Seat Harness
2013 8m Ozone Catalyst
2013 11m Ozone Edge
2013 150 Mako
2013 165 Mako
Brand Affiliation: Ozone

Re: Any Galveston Kiteboarders?

Postby Rido » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:19 pm

gbgreen59 wrote:Hi, I have kited at the Texas City dike several times. Bring what gear you have and hope for the best. Wind in that area isn't always reliable, so bring everything you have. Also, there is a good shop there. They could probably hook you up with rentals if need be. The Texas City dike is a very good place to kite. Many kiters and lots of room. Shallow water too.

rofl. I am glad I didnt drive back now. Forecasts shows 13mph wind. lol

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Re: Any Galveston Kiteboarders?

Postby TheJoe » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:41 pm

Yeah you will be fine at the levee if the wind is good enough. Make sure you don't go downwind too far there are some nasty oyster reefs. They are easy to avoid as long as you don't get down in them. All so don't stay near the shore lots of rocks in the water with barnacles and oysters. Walk out from the entrance about 20ft or so to be safe. If the tide is out you will need to go out a ways cause it will be shallow about 1ft - 2ft deep but flat water.


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