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January in europe

Postby fergus » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:47 pm

Looking for any advice on kiting in europe in january. Had considered tarifa or sardinia but it looks like the wind isnt so strong or reliable . Looking for somewhere with reliable winds and possibly a bit of winter warmth withing a few hours flight of the uk.
any reccomendations??

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Re: January in europe

Postby Faber » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:41 am

Well, consider it's gonna be quite cold. Jan and Feb are the coldest months here.
We put on 5mm (and more) wetsuit, hood and boots.
'bout the wind you should keep under control Windfinder then book your flight.
Sardinia quite often provides "surprises" and the Island is just great. I love it.
Also Sicily is quite nice and warmer than the northern part.

By the way we had 40 kts winds blowing 'till 2 days ago... :wink:

I suggest you take contact with some "local club" before planning the trip. Just look for their kite club in google. ( i.e. kitesurfing sardinia ...)

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Re: January in europe

Postby Mathias » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:57 am

well. january and february r definitely the coldest month here.. as been said tarifa is probably the best. and there's more wind than u think. If I had the choice I'd go there.

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Re: January in europe

Postby poldo » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:09 am

Why are you coming here that's so cold now and not to Egypt or somewhere warmer?


Egypt should be cheaper, too...

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Re: January in europe

Postby j0nes » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:24 am

With the temperatures in January in mind, I would definitely recommend countries in southern Europe around the Mediterranean Sea. You can check wind statistics for January for these countries here:
Spain/Portugal: http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/win ... eria_1.htm
Italy: http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/win ... taly_1.htm
France: http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/win ... ance_1.htm
Greece/Turkey: http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/win ... east_1.htm
Croatia: http://www.windfinder.com/windstats/win ... atia_1.htm

Or you can use our windiest surfspots tool to get a tabular listing of the windiest surfspots in January in Spain / Portugal (use the navigation menu on the left hand side to choose another country or month):
http://www.windfinder.com/wind-cgi/top_ ... country=es

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Re: January in europe

Postby badgb21 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:26 pm

Ok, not quite Europe but how about Cape Verde - It's 5 and a bit hrs, but worth it for wind and warmth.

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Re: January in europe

Postby xSavex84 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:54 pm

badgb21 wrote:Ok, not quite Europe but how about Cape Verde - It's 5 and a bit hrs, but worth it for wind and warmth.

Kev


i am going there, on the SAL island, from 2 to 9 january... i hope to find good wind ;)

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Re: January in europe

Postby badgb21 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:59 pm

xSavex84 wrote:
badgb21 wrote:Ok, not quite Europe but how about Cape Verde - It's 5 and a bit hrs, but worth it for wind and warmth.

Kev


i am going there, on the SAL island, from 2 to 9 january... i hope to find good wind ;)



and i hope you do too! :wink:


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