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Postby Wawando » Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:11 am

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The wind usually picksup after lunch... :o

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Postby 'caneman » Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:58 am

aight everyone, i am grabbing my .5meter kite and 1.1 board, lets go.

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Postby kjelleren » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:00 pm

That wind is reasonabley stong, but pretty low quality. Gusty as hell. I have sailed good quality wind at plus 50 mph (don't recommend), but would get killed in wind that is as gusty as that appears to be. Those 20 knot gust and lulls look killer. I can just picture the kite surging forward and dropping back. Stay on the water for the lulls, and make sure you are in the air during the gusts. Yee ha!

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Postby Tom183 » Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:19 pm

Yep - that kind of wind kills, regardless of your skill level. Just read the incident database and you'll see what I mean...

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Postby Wawando » Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:39 pm

No one rides in those conditions here at Guincho. Not even windsurfers...
We settled that for kiting we would stop each other's "intentions" and go to other places if it passes the 30 knots mark: it becomes too unstable and with gusts from several directions. Horrible for kiting.

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Postby lutchi » Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:50 pm

Portugal - Guincho rules in the summer.

this last week and today is like a tornado


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