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October vacation suggestions: Carribean (PR) or Mexico?

Postby stvandev » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:26 pm

Planning a vacation for mid-Oct somewhere warm. Went to Key West last year which was great. We're leaning toward the Carribean or Mexico. I'm a beginner looking for somewhere that's friendly to my skill level with some decent wind that time of year. The wife would like to get some more lessons as well. Specific areas to look? Places to stay? Lesson recommendations? Other suggestions in the general vicinity would definitely be entertained..... Thanks.

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Re: October vacation suggestions: Carribean (PR) or Mexico?

Postby Eduardo » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:35 pm

Not the best wind time (have a look at http://www.windfinder.com/wind-cgi/top_ ... eitwahrsch
and you can compare to other months to get a rough idea).

So since you won't likely get 100% days kiting, I'd suggest finding an island where you also like to do other things.

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Re: October vacation suggestions: Carribean (PR) or Mexico?

Postby prwinds » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:47 pm

Puerto Rico may just be that island. We have been getting great steady winds this last couple of days (+-20knts) Plus you just cant beat the night life here!

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Re: October vacation suggestions: Carribean (PR) or Mexico?

Postby baller » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:57 pm

prwinds wrote:Puerto Rico may just be that island. We have been getting great steady winds this last couple of days (+-20knts) Plus you just cant beat the night life here!


Huh? PR in October???? Not with my hard earned dollars! Look, nowhere in the Caribbean is assured wind in Sept - Oct. Those are the worst months. You might luck out way south - Aruba/Bonaire, but still a crapshoot. I think Brazil is the way to go, or Indo. Sorry for the bad news.

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Re: October vacation suggestions: Carribean (PR) or Mexico?

Postby prwinds » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:15 am

baller wrote:
prwinds wrote:Puerto Rico may just be that island. We have been getting great steady winds this last couple of days (+-20knts) Plus you just cant beat the night life here!


Huh? PR in October???? Not with my hard earned dollars! Look, nowhere in the Caribbean is assured wind in Sept - Oct. Those are the worst months. You might luck out way south - Aruba/Bonaire, but still a crapshoot. I think Brazil is the way to go, or Indo. Sorry for the bad news.


Yeah I was just supporting the post above mine. Thats not the best months to visit the island. you will not get 100% wind

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Re: October vacation suggestions: Carribean (PR) or Mexico?

Postby stvandev » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:03 am

That's what I was worried about but I don't have much flexibility for this trip so I may just have to take my chances and be ready to lounge..... Any suggestions on where to go in PR? What is usually the best time of year to head down that way? Thanks for the replies.

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Re: October vacation suggestions: Carribean (PR) or Mexico?

Postby detourpr » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:16 am

if you want to kite in PR you should do it now!!! It's been awesome the last couple of weeks, both in the San Juan/Condado/Isla Verde area (north) and in Paguera (flatwater heaven, 2 hours south west from SJ)

This video is from last Saturday @ Ocean Park (Condado)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uG8-M-uFjCc


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