Crocs...Leviathan_86 wrote:I am still new at kiting, but curious what you typically look for when you venture to a hidden kite location.
There are a lot of tips etc on local kite spots but obv not for the hidden ones.
When I go to a new known kiting location, I typically look around for obstacles (land and sea), wind direction, other kiters (if present)
I plan on venturing around the south coast of pakistan and curious to know what to be careful of when kiting. (http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/gwadar_airport)
Some times I pass by an area and think to my self, "why isnt this a kite spot?" What are some of the reasons you would not kite in a location and what do i look out for?
Could you direct me to a link regarding kite surf assessment theory? How does it defer to some of the hazards I posted?JGTR wrote:You have to do a site assessment, this is basic kitesurfing theory and if you have had lessons I am shocked that you was not taught this . You need at assess the hazards and decide whether it is safe to go out. If in doubt, don't go out!!
If you find a really nice spot and no one is kiting you have to ask yourself why, local knowledge and utilising the internet is usually the best way to find out about restrictions and hazards that may not be immediately obviously. Ring the local shop if there is one, they will usually give you a heads up.
Just reading through your post I missed the bit about you going to Pakistan, I would imagine the cost of kiting will mean that it isn't a hugely popular pastime, in addition access and the long distance from emergency services can be the main issue with exotic kite spots. You should go back and study site assessment theory so that you can do a site assessment when you get there.