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olav
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Local Beach: Larkollen, Norway
Style: Wave, Freestyle, Race..
Gear: Dice-15 6-9-11
Nitro3 8-10-12-16
Dyno-15 10-13-18
Jamie-14 139, Wam-13 5'11'', Whip-15 5'8''
Sector3 54, Sector3 60, Race LTD-15
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Location: Oslo, Norway

Texas in December?

Postby olav » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:59 pm

Hi,
I'll stay in Houston for ten days around Christmas, should I bring my kite gear?
I understand this is out of the wind season for the northern Texas, but how bad could it be?
I'm not sure I have time during this occasion for going further south to Padre Island etc., but maybe that would be my only hope for a few good days?
I guess it would feel nice anyway, too much snow and ice on my favorite local beaches here (Norway) in December.
Thanks, for any info shared.

Cheers,
Olav

TheJoe
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Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:13 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Texas city levee, Galveston, El Jardine and Crystal beach.
Style: Wake, surf, freeride
Gear: Slingshot RPM 14/12/10 Fuels 13/9/7
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Re: Texas in December?

Postby TheJoe » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:25 pm

We start getting our northern fronts in September. This past season I was out on Xmas day with 40+kts if that will give you an idea of the wind. Texas has some of the best winds in the world with some of the ugliest water lol.

olav
Rare Poster
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:34 pm
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: Larkollen, Norway
Style: Wave, Freestyle, Race..
Gear: Dice-15 6-9-11
Nitro3 8-10-12-16
Dyno-15 10-13-18
Jamie-14 139, Wam-13 5'11'', Whip-15 5'8''
Sector3 54, Sector3 60, Race LTD-15
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Oslo, Norway

Re: Texas in December?

Postby olav » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:33 pm

Thanks, I'll give it a try!
As for the water, I guess you have other places to drink.

TheJoe
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Posts: 1189
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:13 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Texas city levee, Galveston, El Jardine and Crystal beach.
Style: Wake, surf, freeride
Gear: Slingshot RPM 14/12/10 Fuels 13/9/7
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Texas in December?

Postby TheJoe » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:34 am

Check out houstonkiteboarding.com for local spots. That time of year the Levee is your best bet. If there is west in the wind the Dike is decent, Baycliff spill way is one of our best wave spots but the entry is sketchy. Last but not least is San Luis pass which is a nice spot but shallow, and whe I say shallow I meen SHALLOW!!!

As far as the drinking water goes Ozarka to the rescue.

olav
Rare Poster
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:34 pm
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: Larkollen, Norway
Style: Wave, Freestyle, Race..
Gear: Dice-15 6-9-11
Nitro3 8-10-12-16
Dyno-15 10-13-18
Jamie-14 139, Wam-13 5'11'', Whip-15 5'8''
Sector3 54, Sector3 60, Race LTD-15
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Oslo, Norway

Re: Texas in December?

Postby olav » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:37 pm

Thanks again, you really made me look forward to this trip!
It will be interesting to find how deep shallow-shallow goes, I'm more used to "wow, I touched bottom today".

TheJoe
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1189
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:13 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Texas city levee, Galveston, El Jardine and Crystal beach.
Style: Wake, surf, freeride
Gear: Slingshot RPM 14/12/10 Fuels 13/9/7
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Texas in December?

Postby TheJoe » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:14 am

Just send me a PM when you get into town man. I'll steer you to a spot for the wind. Or contact the guys at XLkites chances are we will be at the same place.


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