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Genevieve

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PostSun Aug 19, 18 10:56 am    Honeymoon kiteboarding destination in September? Reply with quote

My soon to be hubby and I are looking for honeymoon destinations where we can Kiteboard most days. Ideally we’d like to go somewhere in the Caribbean (although are wary of hurricane season). It would be early September next year.
Any advice is much appreciated!

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wylieflyote

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PostSun Aug 19, 18 1:14 pm     Reply with quote

If you're willing to spend an entire day in travel each way.... Brazil. I purchased the cheapest flights and wish I'd splurged as it was almost 32 hours door to destination.
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A.K.

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PostSun Aug 19, 18 2:36 pm     Reply with quote

Brazil is the call for September October. And going for a multi-day downwinder tour from Fortaleza to Jeri would be the best option.

Getting the Visa for Brasil can be time consuming and expensive. Check into it asap if you are serious about going there. It has been a barrier to my trips on at least two occasions.

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fisherman

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PostSun Aug 19, 18 7:48 pm    Honeymoon Reply with quote

To tell you the truth I had a very different activity on my mind than kiteboarding when my wife and I were leaving for our honeymoon and we didn't really care where we were going. But that's just me, the extremely heterosexual male.

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WindSki

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PostSun Aug 19, 18 7:51 pm     Reply with quote

Tarifa Spain
Besides world class wind and beaches there is lots of old Spanish architecture.
Spain just rocks, the entire country is supper cool. Look on google for the old town and photo's and then look into the wind, its windy there, as good as Brazil. Other locations like Brazil are a third world and might not been perfect for romance.

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west

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PostMon Aug 20, 18 4:18 am     Reply with quote

MAUI, No Ka Oi! No passport, wind every day in Sept., as romantic as any destination on the globe, travel to Kauai or Big Island for a couple of nights!

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ldhr

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PostMon Aug 20, 18 7:22 am     Reply with quote

^^^^^ what he said.
You don't want to be in the Caribbean in September.

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SalmonSlayer

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PostMon Aug 20, 18 9:36 am     Reply with quote

ldhr wrote:
^^^^^ what he said.
You don't want to be in the Caribbean in September.


If you look at the southern Caribbean, you will find that the chances of a Hurricane will go way down. I went to Tobago on my honeymoon in early September for this very reason. I do not know the windy season in that region though,

Even if my wife did kite, I think I would just leave the kites at home for my honeymoon.

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ldhr

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PostMon Aug 20, 18 12:21 pm     Reply with quote

There's a great guide book - The World Kite and Windsurfing guide.
They list each spot and the chances of wind by the month.
All of the Caribbean is a thumbs down for September. It's the least windy month of the year.

you should get a copy of this book - it's awesome!

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Ho-Toe

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PostMon Aug 20, 18 1:09 pm    Fortaleza honeymoon? Reply with quote

While I've never kited in the vicinity, I would not take my new bride to Fortaleza on my honeymoon. It's gnarly! Rats, raw sewage running into the surf spot downtown, amputee beggars on every corner, hookers/scammers/thieves/etc at every turn, and a level of poverty that rivals anything I've seen anywhere.

Take your lady someplace nice! Very Happy

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A.K.

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PostTue Aug 21, 18 8:02 pm     Reply with quote

Am I missing something here... Because all my research says go to Brasil in September/October. And frankly that has been what I have been planning for. I know they have a long six month season but supposedly these two months are the best. Or should it be Nov/Dec??

Lets hear from some more experienced kitesurfers with brasil experience. When are the best two months to target for an epic trip there.

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pollywog

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PostTue Aug 21, 18 9:45 pm     Reply with quote

Maui or Tarifa. Water is warmer in Maui. Many more kiting spots in Spain and Portugal (which you should consider if you’re there). Food is better in Spain. Lots more to explore in Tarifa.
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wylieflyote

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PostWed Aug 22, 18 7:22 am     Reply with quote

A.K. wrote:
Am I missing something here... Because all my research says go to Brasil in September/October. And frankly that has been what I have been planning for. I know they have a long six month season but supposedly these two months are the best. Or should it be Nov/Dec??

Lets hear from some more experienced kitesurfers with brasil experience. When are the best two months to target for an epic trip there.


I was in Iterema for an entire 30 days in 2013 and it blew 24/7 the entire time at 8m. I could've traveled with one kite. November 10 to December 10. I remember walking out on the beach at 2am.... still 8m.

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ldhr

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PostWed Aug 22, 18 8:00 am     Reply with quote

A.K. wrote:
Am I missing something here... Because all my research says go to Brasil in September/October. And frankly that has been what I have been planning for. I know they have a long six month season but supposedly these two months are the best. Or should it be Nov/Dec??

Lets hear from some more experienced kitesurfers with brasil experience. When are the best two months to target for an epic trip there.


Never been to Brazil - but if you're from the NW - september and october are great here in the NW.
No reason to be in the NW in November (cold, rainy) so we always take kite trips in November.

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Bor

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PostWed Aug 22, 18 12:50 pm     Reply with quote

Tarifa hands down. If you hit a windless patch, just go travel around South Spain.

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WindSki

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PostWed Aug 22, 18 2:31 pm     Reply with quote

If all you care about is wnd, then Brazil for sure. Brazil, Brazil, Brazil.
BUT its a 3rd world country!

If you need wind plus romance and all that, go to Spain !!!

P.S. If someone thinks a 3rd would is Romance then Fxxx me.
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PostWed Aug 22, 18 2:55 pm    Re: Honeymoon kiteboarding destination in September? Reply with quote

Genevieve wrote:
My soon to be hubby and I are looking for honeymoon destinations where we can Kiteboard most days. Ideally we’d like to go somewhere in the Caribbean (although are wary of hurricane season). It would be early September next year.
Any advice is much appreciated!


What conditions are you looking for? Chop, flat water, or waves? What you and your soon to be hubby ride on? Foil, TT, skim, surfboard?

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