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Bull Island / Dollymount kiting?

Postby CaptainArgh » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:47 pm

So...the wife is on a business trip to Dublin next month (late April). I'm thinking of going and with a little kitebeaches.com reasearch found that Dollymount seems to be quite a good kite beach! I was surprised to find this nice looking stretch of sand so close to Dublin :) and also happy to see on the windguru historicals that I seem to have a better than 50% chance of wind if I bring my gear.

Which begs the question, should I bring my gear?

Never been to Dublin before, and I figure this is a great way to meet the locals while she is in meetings all day. Don't know how much of a deal it would be to get down there and such, though, without a car. Would a bus or taxi take me (and a large kite golf bag) within a short walk of the beach?

Any thoughts on kiting here would be appreciated. Since I'm not sure of the wind quality (gustiness) and good directions, you could let me know if its really worth it or not. Also, if there is a local kite shop that offers demos; I could always bring my wetsuit and harness, pay for a demo, and leave the heavy stuff at home....

Thanks for any help,
-todd

Or maybe I should just avoid all the trouble and park myself on a pub stool. :beer:

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Postby Kitedude » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:29 am

hey don't have time for a long answer to your post.

but heres a quick response. yes bring your kites.
wind has been fairly poor lately however it has picked up and everones happy.

Dollymount is about 10 mins drive from city center and is the main kite spot on the east coast. any day there is wind there willl be kiters about/.
best thing to do is check the fourm and spot guide on http://www.kitesurfing.ie

if the wind is off shore everone moves to sutton whereit'll be cross shore. i've marked it on the map below

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Postby CaptainArgh » Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:16 am

Kitedude wrote:....

but heres a quick response. yes bring your kites.
wind has been fairly poor lately however it has picked up and everones happy.
...


Thanks!


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