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Chile Matanzas - kite size?

Postby sanscullot » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:13 am

Hi guys!

I am planning to go to Chile - Matanzas - Pichilemu etc.

I am looking for some info about the wind. How many knots can i expect? Will be Airush Varial 10 2014 too much for a waveriding or not?

I reached info about wind reaching max 25 -30knots and riding 5 and 7m kites in the other hand too - so i am a bit confused :)

what kite size have you been riding there and where?

I will be there whole september and i weight 90kg.

greets

Petr

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Re: Chile Matanzas - kite size?

Postby johan_ » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:15 pm

Hi.

I was there with a friend last December - January for 4 weeks.
We used 7m and 5m, and only used the 9m a few times when we went out before the wind picked up proberly.

We were told that there were always more wind in Matanzas.
But we had some really good days at Infernillio in pichelemu.

The best spot in Matanzas is about 2km up the beach and call Roca Quadrada, you need a 4x4 to get there. Or do a small upwinder from La Boca.
We where a lot of days here, it was a really nice wave and in the week days we were max 5 people there.

In topacalma the wind was crazy when we were there, so we didn't try it.
We were told the wind is best morning and evening.
I think its the same in Matanzas city, morning/noon or evening. The wind is off shore and unstable in the afternoon imo.

Just ask if you need other info or tips.

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Re: Chile Matanzas - kite size?

Postby mr curly » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:53 pm

hi petr.
I was in mantanzas in November for about three weeks and used my 7m every day except one when I was on a 9m. it gets very windy there and I would of used a 5m if I had one, but I am only 70kg. the square rock is a great place to ride - big solid waves, strong wind, not too many people and lots of dolphins. wind direction is cross on so you have to fly your kite a lot. I stayed at a great place called Maria y Veinto which is at las brisas, about 2-3kms upwind from the break. each morning I would just walk onto the beach, pump up my smallest kite, which was a 7m, and tack up to the point and kite my brains out. I would always try to be back in my room by mid afternoon because by then the wind was too strong for my 7m and the house I stayed at would be shaking. a fun place.

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Re: Chile Matanzas - kite size?

Postby johan_ » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:10 am

mr Curly youre right, the small "town" upwind is las brisas :)

i used a surfboard leash at la roca quadrada, because when you fuck up the board gets really easy in to a mix of rocks and sea weed that looks like bob marleys hair. And from that place it easily get dangeous with the cliffs and upgoing winds.

btw. Landings on the beach can be pretty scetchy, the area were its possible to get in is very small and with hassards.

But it's all worth it, the wave was so nice, and i had so much quality time there.


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