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I'm glad to see I'm not the only geek who keeps a kite session log. November thru end of February for me was 28 days. All on the coast between HMB and Monterey, all on directionals, and most on either 7M or 12M kite. I guess there's not a lot of in between in the winter!
I'll add one more comment to Ramsey's - it's both location (I live on the coast) and flexibility of schedule that creates the opportunities for me.
Damn all you guys are beach bums! I'm jealous. I don't get anything nearly close to those numbers. I got 4 days in that duration (average ONCE A MONTH for winter) for the last four years. I find that Dec and Jan are the most difficult. Work and Kiting don't go well together. IN PERSPECTIVE, I got more days in this week than all of winter! YeeHaw!
2010 UG FLX
2012 Firewire Flexfire Strapless
Le noun....we will revisit that post next time you are complaining of no wind while the waves are firing
I encourage you to continue dangling in flat/dirty water, keeping the lineup a little less crowded.
Get sum, Z
One key note about winter sessions that might be completely obvious:
Wind in the winter typically lasts for 2-4 hours only except on the odd clearing wind day when it nukes from dawn to dusk. Sunset is early, and it's no fun kiting in the dark in December or January.
This winter many of my 15 or so sessions were from 11 am. to 1 pm., which was when the wind shut off.
Flexible schedule is definitely a necessity.
It says 10M, but it's really a 9.
Yes, even being self-employed, requirements like that pretty much eliminate many winter sessions... A coastal trip is pretty much an all-day, or close to it, deal...
I do take it back. Went surfing this morning with a friend at OB and I must admit, THIS SH#T IS A LOT OF FUN AS WELL.
Kites: 2015 F-One Bandit VIII: 8m, 11m & 14m.
Board: 2014 F-One Spicy.
Harness: Manera Exoharness.
Wetsuit: Underwave Sultan shortleg 4/3.
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