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 Post subject: Kiting in Playa del Carmen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:04 pm 
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Im planning on moving to Playa del Carmen for about 6 months or so. Just wanna have fun for a while, maybe get a job in a hotel, bar or something. I have a couple of job offers already.
I also wanna start kiting, and Im taking a course in early sept, and will buy equipment after that if I find it as fun as I think I will.
Last time I was there, I saw some kiters, and from what I understand, its decent conditions for kiting there. Is it any kiting community there?
How are the prices of equipment there? To do kiting here in Norway I need a 12 kite from what I have heard. What size of kite would I need there? Anybody know.....?
Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Kiting in Playa del Carmen
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:31 am 
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Location: Playa del carmen, Mexico
Audun,
Wind season is from October till end of May, sometime mid June.
You can expect 13 to 22 knots of wind, 4 to 5 days a week on the carribean coast.
When the wind turns north, el Norte, it is off shore in PDC so we go to Isla Blanca, north of Cancu or North Cozumel Island. Then it will blow 25 to 35+ knots and get pretty cold.
The only authorized Kiteboarding School in Playa del Carmen is PDC Kiteboarding, www.pdckiteboarding.com, at the Sandos Playacar Resort. There, you can get IKO certification courses, rent and buy equipment, new or second hand.
You can also learn in Tulum with Extreme Control or in Cancun with IKARUS.
Size of your kite will depend a lot on your body weight and experience.
You can get more info from me at pdckiteboarding@gmail.com
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 Post subject: Re: Kiting in Playa del Carmen
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:32 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. What are the prices for a complete package there? I checked your webshop, but it didn't look like it had been updated for a while.
Do you have any used stuff atm? Is it any other place I can look for kite equipment there?
The summer is coming to an end here, we probably just had our last summer-day this weekend. From now on its supposed to be mostly around 10-15 degrees and a lot of rain, so I don't think its any point for me to buy kiting equipment here in Norway now.... :(


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 Post subject: Re: Kiting in Playa del Carmen
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:47 am 
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Hola, you can find all the kiteboarding info about Playa del Carmen here: http://kitesurfvacation.com/?page_id=2276&lang=en, I live here and we are many kiters around the area. There are many good kite spots here in the Mexican Carribean. Take some lessons before you try to kite and about the size, it will depend on your weight but we usually use 12 m, saludos!


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 Post subject: Re: Kiting in Playa del Carmen
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:55 am 
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This is our kiteboarding community, not as cold as Norway!, saludos


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 Post subject: Re: Kiting in Playa del Carmen
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:48 am 
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Thanks for the replies, it sure looks a lot more comfortable than back here!
I had my first lesson yesterday, it was a bit cold, but still awesome!
I´ll probably buy a cabrinha kite, how will it be to find reserve parts and stuff for that in Playa? 12 kites is what people use the most here in norway too, from what I´ve heard, so its perfect if thats the best size there too :)


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 Post subject: Re: Kiting in Playa del Carmen
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:44 pm 
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hi, good to hear that you had your first lessons, maybe when you come here to Mexico you will be already riding''. There are some kiteshops in Playa del Carmen and around the Riviera Maya where you can find equipment and accesories. And if you don't find it here there are some others around the country, we can help you to get what you need. See you here'',


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