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volare
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Travel Cape Town January

Postby volare » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:13 am

Hi, I'm thinking about going to South Africa, you can give me some information on bed and breakfast or where I can rent a room near the beach, economic, I would like to share fuel costs and car?
I think now is a good time to kiting.Size 7m or 9m kite I'm thinking about hosting me a month.
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ChickenTikka
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Re: Travel Cape Town January

Postby ChickenTikka » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:23 pm

Bump

I'm going to Cape town at beginning of February.

I'd appreciate any general advice (logistical, technical etc). What to bring, where to go, what to avoid.

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Brad
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Re: Travel Cape Town January

Postby Brad » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:48 pm

This season has been the windiest season in the last 10 years. We have had very few days to SUP.
Kite size is crucial and if you are on a directional then 5 or 6 is good.
Twin tip you will need a 7 most days but a 9 if you can hang on to it in 30kts will be ok.
The wind tends to have a lunch time lull but is always strongest in the evenings.
There are loads of places to kite with waves as well as a flat water lagoon.
The seas temp is around 15 deg on average so a 4/3 wetsuit is need.
Even in the days that the wind does not blow or the evenings has allot to offer in the form of entertainment with the City Cape town 20 minutes from the Kitesurfing main beaches.
Sorry for the late post and i hope you have been enjoying the stay so far.
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ChickenTikka
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Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:29 pm
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Location: Fontainebleau, France

Re: Travel Cape Town January

Postby ChickenTikka » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:52 pm

I'm flying in tonight, forecast doesn't look good the next few days. Should I trust windfinder? I know it can be way off about some places.

Where's good to be now?


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