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Kurt

Since 04 Nov 2005
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PostSun Feb 19, 06 8:52 pm    Turks & Caicos trip Reply with quote

Just got back from a week in the Turks and Caicos islands. Kited five of the days. One day on my 16M. Four days on my 12M. Could have kited one more day but I was pooped. Stayed and kited at the Club Med. Here is a link to some photos from the trip:

http://homepage.mac.com/angstrom1/PhotoAlbum33.html

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pkh

Since 27 Feb 2005
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PostMon Feb 20, 06 9:19 am     Reply with quote

Looks like a sweet place Kurt! Plenty of partying and kiteboarding, good deal.

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tonski

Since 11 Jun 2005
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PostMon Feb 20, 06 10:02 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics - Turks is definitely on our dream list of tropical destinations. How was the air itinerary and cost of airfare and accomodactions? We've been to the Bahamas several times and loved it. Did you go diving, too?

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Kurt

Since 04 Nov 2005
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PostMon Feb 20, 06 10:47 am     Reply with quote

The flights were not the best. Redeye from PDX to DFW. DFW to MIA. MIA to PLS. We hit Turks at 12:30 PM. I had my kite in the air by 2:00. The flight was about $600 and the accomodations were $1500. The Club Med is all inclusive. So, all the food, drinks, activities, entertainment, etc were already paid for. I never opened up my wallet on this trip. This was a great trip to bring my non-kiting girlfriend. As you can see from the photos, she also managed to have some fun. If we rented a car, I could have kited more. On the two off shore wind days another part of the island would have been nice kiting. The days that I kited at the Club Med beach were very steady. I got to store all my kiting gear at the windsurfing shack right on the beach.

I hope this info helps,
Kurt

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pkh

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PostMon Feb 20, 06 12:01 pm     Reply with quote

Kurt is $1500 for a couple or just you? $600 ain't bad for airfare for sure...

So the Club Med folks didn't care too much about you kiting from their beach? were you the only one?

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Kurt

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PostMon Feb 20, 06 3:37 pm     Reply with quote

Phil,
The $1500 was per person. The Club Med crew had no problem with me kiting from their beach. They would launch and catch my kite. They even offered to use their resue boat if I had any problems. I was the only person at the Club Med who was kiting. On my last day I saw one person kiting on a beach way up wind at another resort.

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pkh

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PostMon Feb 20, 06 3:56 pm     Reply with quote

That's sweet... bet you had all kinds of questions to answer every night...

"How fast does it go?"

"Do you ever just fly away?"

"Can I try?"

Very Happy

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Kurt

Since 04 Nov 2005
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PostMon Feb 20, 06 4:03 pm     Reply with quote

Phil,
Yes, I got lots of questions.

What is that sport called?
When did you start?
What happens if the kite falls in the water?
How do you go up wind?
How high can you go?
What are the strings made from?
What does it cost for one of them there kite things?

Nobody asked if they could try it. Most thought that I was nuts.

I look back at the visa bill. We actually paid $1350 each for the stay at Club Med.

Kurt

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Wyo Kiter

Since 09 Mar 2006
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PostTue Apr 25, 06 11:45 am    JO JO Reply with quote

Kurt
Is Jo Jo Still alive?
Did you see him when you were kiting?

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Kurt

Since 04 Nov 2005
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PostWed Apr 26, 06 12:26 pm     Reply with quote

Jo Jo (the dolphin) is still alive and hanging out at Turks. I did not see him on this trip. Saw him out and about a few years ago. He just swam around in the surf line for a few minutes and then got out of there.
Kurt

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markamcclure

Since 20 May 2011
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PostTue Dec 03, 19 11:41 am     Reply with quote

My wife and I are also staying at the Club Med in Turks. She will hopefully take kite lessons at Long Bay Beach. Supposedly the kite school will pick her (and hopefully me) at the resort.

Any reason to bring a surfboard or is twin tip the way to go? I am planning on bringing my 12m, but also considering my 10m. Thoughts?

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostTue Dec 03, 19 1:29 pm     Reply with quote

markamcclure wrote:
. . . Thoughts?



Not sure if T & C is good for waves. DR is good.


Make sure to try the Mahi mahi and the conch!

Have fun.

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