Nai Yang, Phuket is good if you don't mind the occasional shower, since European summer is South-West monsoon season in Thailand. Waves are usually good at that time. It's actually the best wave-spot in Thailand.FL wrote:I am trying to plan my next kite trip and have been browsing on the web and was quite surprised to see there was not so many windy place during summer. It looks Indonesia could be a good pick but quite un-predictable. Do you guys have any great ideas? Thanks
ChickenTikka wrote:I was just in Koh Phagnan. I got out one day out of 3. It was barely enough for me to stay up wind on my big ass board and 12 meter kite. Even the super skinny frenchies were having trouble. Boosting wasn't really an option. Too bad, because the place is beautiful.
I had a magic mushroom milkshake or two instead. That made the trip worth it.
Looks like you've already got some great advice about good places to go! I just thought I would add that I've just come back from a 1 month trip to Sri Lanka that I flew half way around the world to get to and I loved it. I would fly half way around the world again to get there. The people are wonderful, it is clean and there isn't a huge amount of tourism up north to ruin the experience. The infastructure is absolutely fine on the west coast where you kitesurf (Kalpitya) and you have steady trade winds and as many flat water locations as you can poke a stick at.ChickenTikka wrote:
One great place to kite that time of year is Sri Lanka. However, it is not the most exciting vacation. Very little tourist infrastructure. I wouldn't fly half way around the world to get there. But if you are in the area why not.
In Kappaladi, KiteKuda, Dolphin Hotel and Elements (a new posh kitecamp that fly Faith) are the only places I know of.. I think there is also another swish place in Jaipaligui Junction (sp?) which is the junction turn off from the Putalam-Kalpitya road when heading to Kappaladi.. It's facing the gulf and has a private swimming pool etc..ChickenTikka wrote:Where did you stay Kitesurfingcollectiv? I'm curious because I will be going back soon for sure.
I'm really only aware of the kitekuda camp which is pretty basic in terms of amenities. If you aren't kiting then even they say you should look elsewhere. Not sure how much fun a girlfriend who doesn't kite would have there. I brought a chick who was content to lie on the beach for a three days but it was up to us to entertain one another at night.
I know there is another place, something about Dolphins.
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