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Re: Looks like we're going to Hua Hin

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:04 pm

Dunno :lol: I'll be taking my 12, 15 and 19m Synergy's cos I can pack them all up small in one bag ... and a North Sumo 155 board.

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Re: Looks like we're going to Hua Hin

Postby alexrider » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:32 pm

Toby wrote:8-12m kites?
How many knots?
20-25?


I've been told they were in 8 today so your guess is about right. Stronger winds expected next week, according to forecast.
I am in Phuket right now to prepare next month's Round the Peninsula Kitepedition (cat cruise), missing good riding days, but will be back in time for pkra.
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Re: Looks like we're going to Hua Hin

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:22 pm

how strong does it get???

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Re: Looks like we're going to Hua Hin

Postby alexrider » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:52 pm

Toby wrote:how strong does it get???


In March-April a good day is 25 knots around 2-4 pm, and a very good day nearly 30.
Average maxing 20.

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Re: Looks like we're going to Hua Hin

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:20 pm

ah, ok, then I don't need my 12!

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Re: Looks like we're going to Hua Hin

Postby Antoine » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:30 pm

That seems pretty strong for a thermal, can we get some picture and video evidence? Looking forward to it.

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Re: Looks like we're going to Hua Hin

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:42 pm

the basic wind is like nothing:

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/hua_hin

PKRA website says:

Wind Conditions :
South East thermal wind, typically 16 - 20 kts for march. Starts normally at noon time till 5-6 pm
Most used Kite Size 12 meter.

http://www.prokitetour.com/event.php?id=99

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Re: Looks like we're going to Hua Hin

Postby alexrider » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:33 am

Toby wrote:ah, ok, then I don't need my 12!


Yes you'll need it. I referred to best days. This year is auspicious because most were on 8-9 yesterday and we are not at the peak of the season. Lately, i'd say we've been having 8 size days one out of three. I'll post pics.
The wind is locally strong because it is thermal combined with prevailing. Additive here, subtractive on the other side (Phuket :-(). Furthermore local hill must be adding some venturi effect.
For years I ignored Hua Hin because I relied on windfinder and windguru to assess the conditions there - totally misleading -. I should have listened my friends better...

Wind or no wind, you'll have a good time, we're in Thailand. :cool2:

You are of the boosting sort, aren't you? 12 in 20 knots is not to much for that purpose is it?
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Re: Looks like we're going to Hua Hin

Postby Toby » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:05 am

talking about the 12 as my small, high wind kite...for sure 14-16-19 will be with me...

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Re: Looks like we're going to Hua Hin

Postby chasinthewind » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:49 am

check out the modified wind speed here, it is based on the live weather station in Pranburi, it is pretty good report of the area, BRING BIG KITES! there has never been a 30 knot day on thermal season.

http://www.windguru.com/int/index.php?sc=173190


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