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Postby Bill » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:24 pm

Whats the best island (and resort) for kitesurfing and whats the best time of year? Would like to have waves but more importantly reliable winds?

Thinking of a holiday there


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Postby tautologies » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:52 pm

it's Cleveland, Ohio.

Kidding, for the most consistent wind, go to Maui. There aren't any resorts that really has kiting. Kitebeach is close to the sewage treatment plant, as you will undoubtedly smell while going there, but it does have the wind you need.

Most resorts are about 30-40 mins drive from the beach, but there are some hotels fairly close. Remember you can;t go kiting until after 11 am...which is okay since that is when the wind picks up....do the family thing in the morning, and then go for a session. great setup.

Oahu, is way more hit and miss kind of thing.

Check different wind monitoring sources for year round windpatterns. :-)

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Postby JFB » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:29 pm

sorry to intrude but why can't one kite before 11:00 am in Hawai? or on that particular beach?

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Postby tautologies » Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:13 pm

JFB wrote:sorry to intrude but why can't one kite before 11:00 am in Hawai? or on that particular beach?
that particular beach....kite beach on Maui.

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Postby Richard » Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:37 pm

No kiting until after 11am?

I believe there is an informal agreement between fishermen, surfers, and windsurfers and kiters. That was the case at Hookipa at one time.

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Postby Reo Stevens » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:00 pm

I believe its the whole north shore of maui...and its a written law from what I heard...thats why no one ever seems to slip out before then...

It to give the surfers/fisherman/etc time to water without moving dangers such as windsurfers and kiters

NOTHING till 11a.m.

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Postby ian c » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:23 pm

They just made a law to try and oust the small time guest houses that have been in existance there for many years in Maui. That had a nice personal touch, and were more affordable and nicer than the accom at the big hotel companies. I guess money talks more than people there. Maui is more unspoilt, hope it stays that way

http://www.gaiafarmexperience.com/ cool place I have stayed - farming optional of course!

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Postby tautologies » Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:57 am

Reo Stevens wrote:I believe its the whole north shore of maui...and its a written law from what I heard...thats why no one ever seems to slip out before then...

It to give the surfers/fisherman/etc time to water without moving dangers such as windsurfers and kiters

NOTHING till 11a.m.
Thgats my understanding too..although I didn;t know it was the whole NS...it doesn;t matter though the wind usually doesn't pick up until then anyways...

more cheapo and nice accommodations:

http://www.affordable-paradise.com

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Postby Windrider » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:25 am

Check the http://www.ikitesurf.com site. The wind really doesn't pick up there until after 11:00. You have to give the geographic wind generators time to get their cycles to running before they start creating wind. But, it frequently goes to 30+.

Also, its a local tradition that the newest visitor out there has to wear the fish-flavored sun screen to draw off the sharks so that everyone else can kite in peace....... NOT!

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Postby redskykiter » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:05 am

it's Cleveland, Ohio.
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