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Postby Guest » Sun Sep 01, 2002 2:10 pm

When is the best time to go to Cabarete to kitesurf ( Intermediate level )? How is end of September? Is that the Hurricane season?
Any tips to get cheap airfare?
Thanks
-marc

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Postby Vangelis » Mon Sep 02, 2002 9:58 am

This is an extract from http://www.cabaretekiteboarding.com.

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CONDITIONS BY MONTH/SEASON: 9 days out of 10 are good for kiteboarding most time of the year.


Mid-December - April: Winter

Average kite size: 13.5m2 - 15.5m2 for Naish AR5 (8.4 - 11.8 for Wipika Airblast)

Good and consistent wind, averaging 15-20 MPH (24-32 km/h, 13-17 knots).

Waves and chop can be challenging during this time.

Great wave sailing out on the break at Kitebeach, and at Encuentro Beach.


June - September: Summer

Average kite size: 11.5m2 - 13.5m2 Naish AR5 (6.4 - 8.4 Wipika Airblast),

Fantastic flat waters.

June, July and August: Greatest winds, averaging 15-25 MPH (24-40 km/h, 13-22 knots) side shore.

Not always the greatest months: The thing about Cabarete is that one never really knows. The months that are on average over many years considered not so good like May, October and November could this year be the best of all. Usually, you can always catch a few good days whenever you come. There is, however, on average the least amount of wind in October and November until about the 24th of December when Santa Claus brings Cabarete's annual gift: WIND.

Water conditions: The water temperature is always about a comfy 26°C (79°F) so you don't ever really need a wetsuit (but it does provide some protection against bruises though).
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Stay away from Continental Airlines. They charge for even small board bags ($100 each way). I hear American has some good deals.


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