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bna858
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Wind is coming wed/thurs/fri Tampa, was hoping for a lesson!

Postby bna858 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:32 am

There is a lot of wind in the forecast for the St.Pete &Tampa area this week. I was hoping to take a lesson. I called Tampa Bay Kiteboarding but he said he won't start until November 1st.

Can anybody recommend somebody else? Or is anybody going anyways whom I can watch, maybe ask some questions? Lol, I wanna get out there bad - been flying a trainer for a couple weeks now.

I'm in Sarasota, but can drive anywhere.

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Re: Wind is coming wed/thurs/fri Tampa, was hoping for a les

Postby Rando1994 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:01 am

Steve sipes @ kiss the sky
Drew christianson
Randy radcliffe
Watersportwest in largo
Aaron @ aarons kite repair.
A little research will find someone ready to work with you this week.

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Re: Wind is coming wed/thurs/fri Tampa, was hoping for a les

Postby BigR » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:23 am

There is a lot of wind in the forecast for the St.Pete &Tampa area this week



You are deluding yourself........ if you think that a Maybe 14-16knot forecast is a lot of wind.....

in that case you do need lessons.... goto Skyway early in the mornings, thats where anybody will
be if they do go

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Re: Wind is coming wed/thurs/fri Tampa, was hoping for a les

Postby Rando1994 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:54 pm

Yeah big r, it may be a bit optimistic to count on wind..

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Re: Wind is coming wed/thurs/fri Tampa, was hoping for a les

Postby BigR » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:14 pm

LOL !
we don't even get to Small Craft Advisory level much less Small Craft Caution levels :cry:

TAMPA BAY WATERS-
517 AM EDT TUE OCT 22 2013

TODAY
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY INCREASE WINDS AND SEAS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10
KNOTS TOWARD MORNING. BAY AND INLAND WATERS SMOOTH. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY INCREASE WINDS AND SEAS.

WEDNESDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY
INCREASE WINDS AND SEAS IN THE MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST
AROUND 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

THURSDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

FRIDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY AND INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY AND INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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Re: Wind is coming wed/thurs/fri Tampa, was hoping for a les

Postby HOK lesson/repair » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:50 pm

This is Aaron, I do most of my lessons at the skyway. I would be more than happy to work with you and the forecast for the next couple days. I am located at the north end of skyway bridge, just off the rest area exit. Depending on which side you are on, east or west side of highway, you can hit every wind direction. Yes some forecasts don't look as great as others but at some point there will be wind. I have kits ranging from 5.5m to 18m and with boards ranging all the way up to 161. Meaning unless your over 250lb we don't need much to successfully ride.
I promise not to try to teach you in wind less than what would be fun for me to ride in.
please reply by private message and I will be happy to send my info.
Thanks

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Re: Wind is coming wed/thurs/fri Tampa, was hoping for a les

Postby Rando1994 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:07 pm

Aaron is very good instructor and also a great guy to know when your kite needs fixed...


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