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Anybody know about kiting Kauai Hi??

Postby fishboardmike » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:32 am

I'm going to Kauai in July and having a very hard time finding where the best wave sailing is (if at all) Yikes!!! I hope there are some waves, and what kite size's are needed. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Fassn8 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:19 am

Fishboardmike,
Feel free to call me 650-906-0502. We were there last year for a week and I kited ever day. We're leaving Wednesday for Kauai too.

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Postby CdoG » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:22 am

fishboardMike...
used to be a bada$$ windsurfer...
turned into a bad a$$ kiter
you one in the same?
and if so
how the heck are ya?

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Postby amir » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:37 am

I'm staying in Kauai in September on Tunnels. Kited there many years ago before I had any real skill. This time, I hope it rocks because I'm ready.

Jason, have you been there around that time?
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Postby Fassn8 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:51 am

Haven't been there in September, sorry. Last year I was on my 12 most of the time. There's an amazing beach called "mahalepu" in Poipu. You go past the Grand Hyatt, and continue on the dirt road for a few miles. It's beautiful! I also kited near Tunnels and Anini. Saw some huge (I mean HUGE) sea turtles that scared the crap out of me. Not too many kiters in Kauai and definitely no shops. Make sure you bring all your gear and I'd recommend bringing some stuff for repairs (bladders tape, rip stop tape, etc.).

If it's not windy, there's tons to do there.
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Postby fishboardmike » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:28 pm

CdoG wrote:fishboardMike...
used to be a bada$$ windsurfer...
turned into a bad a$$ kiter
you one in the same?
and if so
how the heck are ya?

charlie


Is that Charlie, as in the Charlie and Bruce Show???
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Postby CdoG » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:37 pm

ya, da brothes...
i know you been wave kite n ..
last time i saw you
you were at the south tower..
kiteing
on a slingshot fuel
ripping
in octber
3, or 4 years ago..
bro the tails i could tell..

i know how you got that nickname

good to feel ya mike..
hope all well
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Postby jbirdmarin » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:20 pm

You say Kailua, HI, are you talking Kailua-Kona, HI, or Kailua, Oahu? I'll assume the latter, cause there's no kiting at the former. Solid Trades this time of year, should be good. Easy launch site at Kailua Beach park - but once out, head down wind to Castles (due West) where there is some decent wave riding, or straight outside at JumpCity; big rollers, not much shape but fun nonetheless. Or, you if there is good enough windswell, there can be waves off Flat Island which is upwind from Kailua Beachpark.
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Postby jbirdmarin » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:33 pm

Der, I'm a moron. Kauai vs Kailua. Apparently I need a new prescription. Pls disregard!
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Postby Dope On A Rope » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:50 pm

No waves on Kauai in the summer.

Bring a medium-big kite, the wind blows about 15-20.
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