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 Post subject: St Maarten kiteboarding in April
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:05 pm 
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Hi guys
I will be in St Maarten first week of April and I was wondering if you have any info about kiteboarding in the area. Unfortunatelly I will stay on the Dutch side. I did some google searches but I couldnt find a lot of recent info abotu the area.
Any tips that you would like to share?
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 Post subject: Re: St Maarten kiteboarding in April
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:12 pm 
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Bump...no one really has any tips?


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 Post subject: Re: St Maarten kiteboarding in April
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:33 pm 
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Hey man, i don't know too much about the kiteboarding in St Maarten. But i do know someone that knows all about it. I am going to be in Anguilla from the 2nd to the 25th. I will be coming over to St Maarten to kiteboardi the island with my friend that lives there. If you want we could hook up while your there too and go adventure together with my friend that knows all the good spots.


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 Post subject: Re: St Maarten kiteboarding in April
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:00 pm 
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Also check this out. I could only find spots on the east side of the island. http://locations.splocs.com/kitesurf/lo ... t_bay.html

look at the map there is a few spots


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 Post subject: Re: St Maarten kiteboarding in April
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:37 am 
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Not sure which side but I always go to Coralita and more often to Coconut Grove (Le Galeon) on the french side. The latter is better with a family as theres a chill beach for the rugrats to play all day. Shade trees, tables, etc. Pack h2o and a lunch and the day goes by way too fast. PM me if you want or need more info. or have extra space in your bag 8)


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 Post subject: Re: St Maarten kiteboarding in April
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:03 pm 
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I was wondering if there is any kiting possible on the dutch side.
Thank you guys for the feedback. I sent you some pm.


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 Post subject: Re: St Maarten kiteboarding in April
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:55 am 
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I kited at Orient Bay in Feb 2010. I think part of it is a nudist beach if you're into looking at wrinkly old ppl or kiting in your birthday suit. The eastern side of the island is the windward side of the island so unfortunately the north, south, west are mostly sheltered from the wind by the mountains or very rocky. The info on splocs seems to be accurate.


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 Post subject: Re: St Maarten kiteboarding in April
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:02 am 
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Been going there for years.. Wind can be inconsistence. Local kiters are mostly french. Some are cool but most would rather not talk to you. The local kite school owner can be a bit of a$$hole. Try to rent a board and he refused to rent me one. Had to chase down another instructor to rent it from him across the island.

LeGalion is the best spot but officially off limit (Nature Preserve). Orient is the main option. Lots of beach goers... One main designated launch in front of the school.

Will be there about the same time..PM me if you would like more details or maybe ride together.


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 Post subject: Re: St Maarten kiteboarding in April
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:15 am 
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Le Galion and Coconut grove are the same place. If u kite there just kite well past the windsurf shop and away from ppl. Otherwise if u get the boot go to Coralita, just at the south end of the point. Sandy launch, nobody there.


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 Post subject: Re: St Maarten kiteboarding in April
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:08 am 
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Love St. Maarten! Work on a cruise ship we're there every cruise. Orient Bay is probably the best option. I haven't actually kited there but there is a school there and they also take you out with a boat for downwinders, but there is a section in Orient Bay in the middle where you can launch. Most of the time when there's swell I would go surf at Le Gallion. Last time I rented a hobie from the kite school and had some fun. Will be in St. Maarten again on April 7th. Tomorrow is St. Thomas hoping for some wind.
PM me if you're still in St. Maarten on the 7th and want to go for a kite at Orient Bay


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