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Postby Guest » Wed Sep 25, 2002 11:45 am

i am leaving for sa in november for2-3 month.
where are good spots there, how cold is the water really? is it warmer further north?
any recommendations for a relaxed little town on the coast where is good to kite and to hang out?
infos anyone?
thx in advance
martin

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Postby MissionMan » Wed Sep 25, 2002 11:52 am

You have a couple of options...

Cape Town/langgebaan - Wind is pretty consistent now, with most guys using 7m (projected size, not surface area) around this time of year. Water temperature is cold, but the wind is definitely the best in the country. Langgebaan is definitely the smaller town you are looking for so check out capesport.co.za for details on that. Be wary, this place can start getting really busy this time of year.

Durban - Much warmer. More of a 8.4m projected size this time of year but bring an 11.8m for the softer winds. Water temp is around 25 degree's C so wetsuit not required. Go to http://www.windsurf.co.za and email richard if you need details or shaun at http://www.tsunami.co.za.

There are some smaller towns but those are pretty much the main ones.

Also go to http://www.kitesurf.co.za the unofficial SA website where you should be able to post any queries. Alternatively, email me and I will send you email details of all the guys you need to get hold of for accommodation etc.

Regards,

Athol

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Postby Guest » Thu Sep 26, 2002 9:23 am

thanks alot mate!

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Postby jever98 » Thu Sep 26, 2002 9:29 am

You can always ask goose at goose@capedr.co.za

Also, Cape Town rocks! Langebaan is not terribly interesting as a town.

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Postby MissionMan » Thu Sep 26, 2002 11:07 am

He did mention relaxed little town, so langgebaan is more likely to fit the bill, but cape town is only an hour away if he wants civilization. Plus the women in Cape Town are awesome :grin:

Goose/Angus is always very helpful and produces soem great boards (CapeDr) so its definitely worth dropping in there.

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Postby jever98 » Thu Sep 26, 2002 11:10 am

But Cape Town is chilled, mon!

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Postby Guest » Thu Sep 26, 2002 11:14 am

Found an interesting link on Cape Town which has got some info on where to go and where to stay http://www.kitesurfing-africa.com/cape_1.htm . Or contact mike@windswept.co.za

Harry

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Postby Guest » Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:54 pm

check out http://www.kiteH2O.com for details on kiting in cpt

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Postby Guest » Thu Sep 26, 2002 5:26 pm

thx alot guys. seems i´m gonna have a blast there. looking forward 2 see you on the water...
martin

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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 01, 2002 8:48 pm

Langebaan is the place if you want warmer waters than that of say Cape Town. Also the water is flat and the winds are awesome. Yes it is a quiet town, but there is a great community of kiteboarders who come and stay for up to 6 months at a time here.

Yes it can be crowded, but then that's becauyse it is awesome!

Look at http://www.capesport.co.za for more information and there are plenty of pics and information to get you informed. If you need anything else, mail me through the site and I can give you actual information based on experience, history and more, As opposed to heresay and web browsing!

Rob


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