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Kitetwin-1
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Hydro foiling Cayo Guillermo fail?

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:12 am

Heading to Cayo Guillermo in a few weeks. Wondering if anyone can advise on depth of water after the hurricane, should I bring a short or full length mast? Staying at the Coji but likely foiling in front of the Iberostar

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Re: Hydro foiling Cayo Guillermo fail?

Postby cwood » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:32 am

I foiled there no problem pre storm with full length mast....have not had any reports from friends that it is any different now.

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Re: Hydro foiling Cayo Guillermo fail?

Postby Laughingman » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:30 pm

No change but you may have to negotiate with the kite police. That section of beach is not authorized for kiting and they were sort of enforcing that when we were there.

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Re: Hydro foiling Cayo Guillermo fail?

Postby Brian H » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:03 am

I stayed at the iberostar a few years ago and I had no problem launching off the far east end of the resort but I would like to go back this winter for a few weeks to foil board , is it not possible to launch and kite in front of the resort anymore ? Thanks

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Re: Hydro foiling Cayo Guillermo fail?

Postby dksurfer » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:25 pm

@Laughingman what do you mean by
No change but you may have to negotiate with the kite police. That section of beach is not authorized for kiting and they were sort of enforcing that when we were there.
That you can not kite from the Cojimar now called Cerco Hotel, or that foiling is not allowed?

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Re: Hydro foiling Cayo Guillermo fail?

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:17 am

Just returned from an awesome week in Cayo Guillermo and I am Happy to say that foiling is alive and well. A full length mast is doable at low tide but a 24” mast allows you to cover more area without worry. Still think the Serchotel is the best place to stay, near the kite school for quick access to deep water but close to your units for gear switching. The kite bandits didn’t bother us for the 25 cuc fee thankyou very much. 👍👍👍 I’ll definitely go back

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Re: Hydro foiling Cayo Guillermo fail?

Postby TomW » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:57 pm

Place looks pretty good!


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