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A mexican kitemare

Postby buckidge » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:29 pm

I'm in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on a work trip. Gorgeous, really.

I looked into the forecast before leaving and it looked like bringing gear would have been the biggest waste ever, both in modeled forecasts and that the wind is typically off this time of year.

So guess what. I'm stuck on the beach two consecutive days watching others kite on perfect 12m days with a good bit of swell with my gear 3000 miles away. And no shops here to rent from. Hugely disappointing. (and indicative of the addictive nature of this damn sport in that watching others kite actually gets me down.)

Anyone have friends here down here who could hook me up for an afternoon?

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Re: A mexican kitemare

Postby OliverG » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:57 pm

That's why kiting can ruin your life or at least one's ability to enjoy many things and take away all the simple pleasures. Most people would be happy just to be there and enjoy the weather. If you needed to kite so bad, you should have brought your gear. No one's fault but your own. Most of us will never go to Playa Del Carmen for "work".

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Re: A mexican kitemare

Postby yojimbo » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:02 pm

There were tons of rental kiosks on the beach in Tulum when I was there a couple of months ago, unfortunately there was no wind or waves.

Have you contacted these guys?: http://www.pdckiteboarding.com/Kite_school.html

good luck.
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Re: A mexican kitemare

Postby buckidge » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:39 pm

Most of us will never go to Playa Del Carmen for "work".

Look at it as an exercise in getting back to having more balance in life. |}{+

You'll live.


You're right. I will :) thanks.



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Re: A mexican kitemare

Postby OliverG » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:54 pm

yojimbo wrote:There were tons of rental kiosks on the beach in Tulum when I was there a couple of months ago, unfortunately there was no wind or waves.

Have you contacted these guys?: http://www.pdckiteboarding.com/Kite_school.html

good luck.


I guess that's a more helpful reply than mine! IUYT
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Re: A mexican kitemare

Postby Greg » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:54 pm

LOOK on the BRIGHT SIDE, now you've got a perfect excuse to get REALLY-REALLY DRUNK and lay in the sun.... JQI* :o :lol: :violin:
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Re: A mexican kitemare

Postby Greg » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:00 pm

If you had a twelve it would be blowing 40, if you brought a six it would be DEAD...
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Re: A mexican kitemare

Postby buckidge » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:56 am

No kidding! Might try renting today if it blows otherwise going to enjoy the warmth with a positive attitude.

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Re: A mexican kitemare

Postby le noun » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:07 am

Greg wrote:If you had a twelve it would be blowing 40, if you brought a six it would be DEAD...
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A mexican kitemare

Postby mandyqiuxie » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:05 am

BayAreaKite wrote:That's why kiting can ruin your life or at least one's ability to enjoy many things and take away all the simple pleasures. Most people would be happy just to be there and enjoy the weather. If you needed to kite so bad, you should have brought your gear. No one's fault but your own. Most of us will never go to Playa Del Carmen for "work".

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Soooo true...
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