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Taiwan - kite sizes - wetsuite

Postby MQN » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:49 pm

Hey, anybody been to Taiwan? What kite sizes should I bring and which wetsuite will be the best??

Are there any groups on FB where people exchange their sessions and stuff like that? I will be staying in Taipei but on the weekends I'd love to explore the kite-scene, but without a car it is gonna be a little tricky I guess :/

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Re: Taiwan - kite sizes - wetsuite

Postby jan_hou » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:24 am

If you are coming in the next month and staying for a few months, you should bring kites in between 7-12 square meter.
You do not need wet suit in Sep. You can use a shorty in Oct and Nov. After Dec. a full wet suit is necessary.

People who live in Taipeikites at different spots depending on wind direction. I live in Penghu, 1 hour flight away from Taipei. It is always windy here after Oct.

A few useful links are listed here:

http://www.penghuwindsurf.idv.tw/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/113320695399169/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/389888624381801/

Good luck

Jan

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Re: Taiwan - kite sizes - wetsuite

Postby MQN » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:04 am

Great, thats exactly what I wanted to know! Thanks a lot! I will check out Penghu for sure!

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Re: Taiwan - kite sizes - wetsuite

Postby yaimatako » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:39 am

jan_hou wrote:I live in Penghu

Didn't know you were that close!
(That explains why you were talking about kiting over to 石垣島 and 与那国 :idea: )
Our winds are basically like your winds. :D
A guy who lives at the north end of Ishigaki posted this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie6Sw440acQ
(I live at the south end. :wink:
http://afasoc.ai-no-yado.info/intron.html)


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