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
The windguru windspeed isn't "modified" enough, apparently, for Pranburi. What we had lately in Hua Hin - and it cannot be less strong in Pranburi - was on average a good 5 knots above the moded figures (forecasts) of Pranburi's windguru figures.
What do you mean by big kites? For some 12 is a big kite, others say 20 is.
Whatever your definition, bring big kites by any means if you want to ride before and after the wind maxes out... and there can always be the odd light wind thermal-less FS day
I don't remember the past years needing more than 12 in March. And the last 10 or 15 days, that was the biggest size I used @ 80 kg, in spite of the fact 14m kites were seen (probably riders with their only kites).
On my way down to Phuket before yesterday, I passed through Pranburi. Most appeared to be on 12s, and I would have picked a 12 as well. During that time my son in Hua Hin was well powered on a 9. So there seem to be some difference between the 2 spots, in spite of the fact they are only 25 km apart. What were you on?
Do we know each other? PM me either way.
PS let's reword so as to reach a consensus : I am saying that we can conservatively expect 16-20 knots (10 - 12 sized kites) 2 or 3 of hours after 2 pm most days (ie 75%) with the odd 10 and 25 knot days. We are already quite close of that right now.
BTW I did measure the odder 30 knots towards the end of March 2 years ago, and that's what allows me to quote that figure on an earlier post. The problem was then that most didn't have kites small enough! Thailand is reputed to be a low wind destination, so people get caught by surprise when it does blow.
Thailand is on par with windy destination in March-April in Hua Hin and Nai Yang in August. Nai Yang with somewhat less consistency, but with the added bonus of surfable waves