Been living in Chennai for more than two years and kite there frequently... winds are not too bad, but regular size is 15 or my 17m turbine!
To avoid shit:
- go to the beach of the Fishermans Cove hotel and "bribe" The Beach Boys with some tips! The beach is not accessible to locals so they can not shit there... also, we trained the boys to start and land
- go to the newly opened Intercontinental! They allow kiters to use the beach and u can do a downwinder to Fishcove...
- go further south to Ideal Beach and do a 30km downwinder to Fishcove... this was my regular kite session... once had a school of dolphins further out...
Don't come close to shore at fisher villages, it's basically kiting in a sewage
Best place in Chennai is the airport - in 45 mins u are in SriLanka which has perfect conditions!