travel suggestions for DECEMBER?

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travel suggestions for DECEMBER?

Postby oceanwalker » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:37 pm

hey folks,
i'd like to go kitesurfing somewhere warm in december for 10 days.. any ideas for destination (caribbean? hawaii..? ..???)?

my basic requirements are:
- good wind conditions for a beginner
- a place that does IKO certification
- preferably a direct flight from chicago

GRACIAS :)
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Postby skysurfr » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:38 pm

Maybe cabarette in the dr or Hawaii. Hua Hin Thailand. brasil is winding down also. Baha Mexico... Las barilles.

Texas and Florida are hit or miss. It could be in the 70s in Texas or it could snow.
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Postby oceanwalker » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:49 pm

thanks, mike! am looking at cabarete -- a bit concerned about december winds, but otherwise seems like a great destination.

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Postby DP » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:31 pm

oceanwalker wrote:thanks, mike! am looking at cabarete -- a bit concerned about december winds, but otherwise seems like a great destination.

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I'm not sure about the wind in Cabarete in December but it is a sweet area and pretty cheap (other than flights). There is a ton of other stuff to do if its not windy.
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Postby Like To Kite » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:52 pm

I have also been looking into IKO schools. Joanna from Laura Eastman Kiteboarding in Cabarete, DR, has been awesome with providing information. Here is some info from a recent email that you may find helpful:


The wind in Dec is normally ok. If you look on the archive on windguru:

http://www.windguru.cz/int/historie_sta ... id_typspot[1]=1&id_typspot[2]=2&id_typspot[6]=6&id_typspot[4]=4&id_typspot[3]=3&id_typspot[5]=5&id_typspot[10]=10&id_typspot[7]=7&id_typspot[8]=8&id_typspot[9]=9&id_typspot[11]=11&id_typspot[999]=999&mis_fav=0&id_spot=139&odeslano=1&model=nam

You will see the following how many kiteable days with wind Beaufort 4 or above for Decembers going back to 2005

2005 - 22 days
2006 - 25 days
2007 - 22 days
2008 - 22 days
2009 - 23 days


Joanna


Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding
A BEST Kiteboarding School and Test Center
Cabarete, Dominican Republic
1 (809) 571 - 0564 1 (809) 853 - 8466
Skype: Lekcabarete
http://www.laureleastman.com

Here's a couple of other sites too:

http://www.globalsurfers.com/surfing-do ... public.cfm

http://www.sbckiteboard.com/girls_artic ... iq_id=2002

Hope this helps! Maybe see you there!
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Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:13 pm

Brazil:
Cumbuco
Ilha do Guajiru

Friends of my go there every year during the winter

or Cape Town South Africa!
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Postby oceanwalker » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:02 pm

thanks for the info, guys!!

i've booked my tickets and am heading to cabarete dec 12-23 -- look me up if you're there at the same time!

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december spot

Postby kiteboardingcostarica » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:30 am

Well down in costa rica we have side shore wind with long beach to learn on. Also guaranteed everyday wind. And not light hard to learn in possibly strong enough wind. Am talking 24/7 good wind like 8m to 10m size kite all the time. December is great month for us. However we do not have IKO cert. Those are hard to find have to research and register ahead. I am originally from Chi Town area. Kite there ever so often is great. Major advantage is the flights to CR from Chi Town are only $500 to $550 can find some direct. Warm water and guaranteed wind. Also have amazing rental villas with pools on the kite beach starting at $15/person in the KiteHouse.
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