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Kiting in Canada

Postby timba15 » Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:30 pm

tried posting this on the snow kiting forum but only one response so thought I would put it here

Hi there

Looks like I will have to spend four months in Canada this winter (no kitesurfing )

but loads of snow

Does anyone know of some links to canadian kiting forums or kiteskiing/snowboarding links

cheers

Alex

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Postby bubba » Thu Aug 28, 2003 5:40 pm

Canada is a big place....
where will you be?

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Postby timba15 » Thu Aug 28, 2003 5:42 pm

dunno yet !!

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Postby vaguelyswami » Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:48 pm

Timba...

If your in Ontario try http://www.kitesurfingcanada.com/index.html and hook up with Dan Sheridan. He has a portion of his web site dedicated to riding spots on Ontario.

West of Ontario all the major prairie cities have a small, hard core contingent of snow kiters who are always ready to welcome another to their ranks.

Best bet is to drop a message on this forum when you know where you will be and hook up with the locals. Get ready for hundreds of kilometers of open terrain, drifting snow, and howling wind....

Don't personally know anyone east of Ontario but they do seem to be fairly well represented on the this forum and are notoriously friendly.

End of October when the snow starts to fly here, you will have more luck on the snowkite forum. For now everyone is out enjoying the few fleeting months of open water....

Good luck! :bye:

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Postby devin » Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:35 pm

im from regina saskatchewan, theres usually not alot of snow, and if there is its not there for long, the surroundings are so flat that the snow just blows away, lol. the wind is very unpredictiable, and its usually really cold, welcome to my world. i would suggest b.c. up in the rockies or in eastern canada such as ontario and quebec.

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Postby timba15 » Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:56 am

Bugger, Regina is one of the places work might send me :(

I just hope there are some lakes nearby

ps can you kitesurf in Vancouver in the winter ?

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Postby cglazier » Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:28 pm

timba15 wrote: ps can you kitesurf in Vancouver in the winter ?
I kite here in Vancouver until December and start again by March.

:wink:
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Postby tracstarr » Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:19 pm

if you're on the east coast (halifax or surrounding) drop me a line. We're usually out in the water until december and by then the lakes are frozen and we jump right to our snowboards. By April we're back on the water. there' a small contingent of us right now, but growing.

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Postby SouthBasin » Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:40 pm

Hey Timba15!

I live in Winnipeg and work in Sask. - and I get tons of days snowkiting - must have had 40 - 50+ days in the snow last year. Spring, summer and fall we usually average 2 to 3 kitable days per week. Manitoba has great water conditions - Lake Winnipeg Rules!! In Sask. there is less water but there are good spots to go! Let us know where you end-up being sent.

Cya
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Postby timba15 » Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:36 pm

cheers guys for the replies
:thumb:

its great to know I'll be able to carry on me kiting fix in the big C

cheers

Alex


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