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Postby Trant » Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:28 pm

Hey Guys,

I've supposed to be travelling from Sydney to Vancouver in July and I'm looking for a stopover point to maybe go kiting for a couple of days.

Most flights stop in LA on the way, and I'm assuming LA would be good in July.

Any tips or recommendations?

(Don't say Hawaii, it adds another AUD$5,000 or so for some reason which is a bit more than I want to spend)

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Postby not on board » Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:06 am

Flights from Sydney either go Straight to Vancouver or land in LA or SanFran, then connect to Vancouver. If you were to stop in Portland on your way you could go to the Gorge. They have websites with cam showing local kiting conditions. Is a prime location but bring your steamer cause it is cold.

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Postby Dax » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:11 am

Guys kite in BC too, though I'm not sure how far from Vancouver. My guess is BC, Seattle, or Gorge would be way better for wind than LA. Probably a little colder, though July should be okay (most guys in the Columbia are in shorty's by then.)

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Postby cglazier » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:45 am

Here in Vancouver in July we have very reliable flat water kiting at Squamish. Kite size is almost always 12m and the wind is steady. There are usually at least ten of us on the water on any day. Squamish is a one hour drive north of Vancouver.
We have other places too, but Squamish has good wind almost every day in the summer.

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Postby Trant » Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:06 am

I'm supposed to be visiting my big sis in Vancouver so I thought I might be taking the piss if I went kiting instead of hanging with her, hence looking for a spot that's on the way.

I might get out anyway though, thanks for the location tip :)

Probably look at stopping at the Gorge then. Cheers for everyone's contribution.

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Postby Andres_Santacruz » Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:36 am

San Francisco is windy in the summer too, isnt it?

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