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Rhodes, Greece - Wind conditions in august

Postby SeanM » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:43 pm

Hi guys,

I'm headed to Rhodes for a week of kiting at the beginning/middle of august. In regards to that I was wondering if anyone could give me some information about what sort of winds I can expect.

The reason I ask is because I've only recently started kiting and therefore only have one kite at the moment (12m switchblade). I want to have as many days as possible on the water so I was wondering what you think the chances are that I will need to rent a smaller kite? I weigh ~80kg.

Any comments/tips are appreciated!

Sean

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Re: Rhodes, Greece - Wind conditions in august

Postby Frankieboy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:50 pm

if you go to Kremasti in the north it is the best size
I ave always had wind for 12m

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Re: Rhodes, Greece - Wind conditions in august

Postby SeanM » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:30 pm

We're staying in Gennadi, so I think Prasionisi is where we will be most of the time.

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Re: Rhodes, Greece - Wind conditions in august

Postby Kosh » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:01 am

Was 12 days in Gennadi/Prasonisi two weeks ago. I would say that a smaller kite is necessary. Mixed between my 7m2 and 11m2 myself. Since you are a beginner the 12m2 will be too big some days. There is a Cabrinha center on the beach, but I don't know if they rent kites.

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Re: Rhodes, Greece - Wind conditions in august

Postby merl » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:25 pm

I'm heading out at the end of this week. I'll take a bunch of kites :-) but wondering which board to go for.

I'm staying in the north. Is the wind forecast from windfinder reliable for this area?

http://www.windfinder.com/weatherforecast/rhodos

Or maybe there is some thermal extra wind which makes it stronger than predicted.


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