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Thailand - July

Postby mossi » Tue May 26, 2009 7:34 am

Where the best places to go? with the most % chances of wind...

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Re: Thailand - July

Postby alexrider » Wed May 27, 2009 1:44 pm

mossi wrote:Where the best places to go? with the most % chances of wind...


July means rainy season in Phuket, with westerly monsoons.
In those conditions, Nai Yang Beach in Phuket is the best place in the Land of Smiles .
Nice waves too.
Uncrowded and lovely atmosphere.
Cheers
Alex
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Re: Thailand - July

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Re: Thailand - July

Postby mossi » Wed May 27, 2009 6:01 pm

Alex, what are the chances for wind over 15kn? When you write "rains" how often is it raining?

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Re: Thailand - July

Postby alexrider » Thu May 28, 2009 10:08 am

mossi wrote:Alex, what are the chances for wind over 15kn? When you write "rains" how often is it raining?

When it's windy, it is mostly above 15 knots (15-25). Last year we've had such winds the two weeks during the was there (July-August). Statistically, perhaps 50% of the time July-August.
Rain comes and goes. You get a trough line getting through, with heavy squalls, then it's over and you can resume. Some riders actually do go and enjoy when it's howling and raining hard. BTW they are the ones likely to skew the accidents statistics and make the sport considered dangerous.
Cheers, might see you around for a Sang Som Coke, the local Cuba Libre.
Alex

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Re: Thailand - July

Postby rubix » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:33 am

Thanks for the info -

little hijack of this thread - but are there any good flatwater spot in July/August, I am stoping through for 6 weeks to learn to kitesurf and get some beach time.
Were is a good place area wise to get accomodation?? flat water option to learn, wind of course, waves options would be good as i get better and also to actually surf. And ofcourse some good places to drink/eat/party.

I am going by myself july 11 - August 21 (Anyone wanna come? its offseason and cheapish)

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Re: Thailand - July

Postby mossi » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:07 pm

Rubix,

My plan is to stay at Phuket July 1st-12th. I hope there are wifi spots to send some details while i am there.

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Re: Thailand - July

Postby rubix » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:42 pm

guess we will cross each other on the transit, are you finding accomodation before you get there or just going to turn up and find somewhere??
Do you know where in phuket you are thinking of riding? Looking forward to seeing the updates

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Re: Thailand - July

Postby mossi » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:09 pm

Short update,

I came on Thu. and staying at the Nai-Yang beach. It is 5 min drive from the airport.

There are two kite shops here and several bars but not to the level of Patong. The bay is about 1kn wide and waters are flat although you can find nice wave if you go deeper to the north (there is a large reef there that is deep enough for kiting.

Cost of living is like other places in Thailand - you can make a good living for $US50.

HOWEVER - NO WIND! :angryfire: and the forecast doesn't look good. The locals say it is usually windy at this time of the year.

Looking at windfinder weather maps, Zanzibar looks better (actually most of south-east Africa).

That's all for now. Hope to return with better news.

The west side of south Thailand looks good according to the maps but i couldn't find any report of specific kitesurfing locations to go to.

Mossi.

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Re: Thailand - July

Postby chasinthewind » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:29 am

Mossi,

i kno0w you left that day but it came in the day after, been blowing 15 - 28 everyday since that, looking good for the next week also, lots of rain in between but wgho cares once your out on the water and wet already.

I think you made the sacrifice of leaving that brought the wind.

Sorry you missed it dude!

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