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Kiteboarding in Iran?

Postby JChau » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:38 am

I get a chance going to Tehran 10 days fr 1st April, I wonder if any spot gd for kiteboarding nearby? It seems the Caspian Sea is just 1-2 hr away. And too far for me going to Persian Gulf! Also is it the right season?

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Postby Hunqi » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:06 am

I think you're taking risk at this time going there IMO.
I would rather go to Thailand, St. Lucia or DR to find everything,
But good luck :bye:


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Postby windyboy » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:12 am

watch out for the bombs :lol:

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Postby JBo » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:22 am

Whatever you do....just tell'em your an AMERICAN and flash the peace sign. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Kidding aside: I thought kiting was forbidden in the Muslim world :?: :?:

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Postby PAFF » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:48 am

JBo wrote:Kidding aside: I thought kiting was forbidden in the Muslim world :?: :?:
Somebody have to get off the CNN, and go see the world... :cry:

How can 285 millions be so ignorant about how the real world is... :roll:

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Postby charlie_don't_surf » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:16 am

Be surprised...on the Caspian in an area commonly known as "Sho-mal", spring and fall are very windy. Shomal is not a place name as such, meaning its not on a map. Its more of a colloqial term for this northern portion of Iran on the south caspian shore. I think the name, while used in Farsi, has been derived from Arabic "North", Shamal.

April will be warming, but a shortie is still the best bet...may want to bring kite pants. shorts are frowned upon.

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Postby Toby » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:20 am

I think the region can good winds, maybe check the local weather stations.

If you go, make sure to ask for the laws...covering your knees could be one, so bring long pants for sure.

And PLEASE make picture of the beaches where you kite. Otherwise it is very hard to get those beach info, I need it for

Have a good trip and enjoy! But be careful before you go on the water, check with police to avoid trouble. There was a case where 2 sports fisher had to stay in prison for 2 years because of fishing of their private yacht close to their water zone...

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Postby surfingwithkites » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:50 am

In some muslim countries and under some regimes even flying a kite has been illegal. The Taliban in Afganhistan, for example, banned kite flying. ... pital.html

Radical islam is not very tolerant of fun in general (and cartoons in particular) and Iran (although most Iranian citizens would probably enjoy seeing kiting) certainly has its share of radical nutballs starting with its president.

Perhaps some swimwear from this website would be appropriate for kiting with the mullahs.

Good luck.

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Postby eran m » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:24 am

some nuclear wind :o

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kite in Iran

Postby Feng » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:52 am

>I get a chance going to Tehran 10 days fr 1st April
Ask the British marines. I bet they know the answer :(

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