Anybody in Goa Jun 7 - 11, 2012? Kitesurfing anyone?


#1 May 23rd, 2012, 09:23
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Hi - i'm considering going to Goa from Mumbai June 7-11 2012 to hang out and hopefully do some kitesurfing. Anybody around there? Any advice?

I'm a 39 year old American male.

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Fred
#2 May 23rd, 2012, 14:05
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Early days of monsoon - lots of rain and wind.

No kite-surfing and not much of anything else really.
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If he has his own rig then no problem to kite surf, Rajbag and Galgibag in the south would be good.
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#4 May 23rd, 2012, 14:14
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If the monsoon is on time (official met office forecast only is sued yesterday suggests so) then this is a period when constant daily winds and rain is most likely , can only speak from personal experience.
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Finding someone to share that with might be a bit more difficult.
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Err Johnny they kite surf in Scotland & Wales, not known for their glorious sunny weather LOL.
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Originally Posted by Klompen View Post Err Johnny they kite surf in Scotland & Wales, not known for their glorious sunny weather LOL.
Not known for 300mm of rain in a day and sudden winds without warning that uproot trees and blow roofs of houses either. These are common occurrences at the START of the monsoon. As are seriously rough seas and high tides reaching beyond the dunes at the back of the beach (I assume the beach is the intended venue?)

But hey, its not me doing it and I'm fed up with arguing so go ahead and enjoy................
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saw some kite surfing in hikkaduwa Sri lanka. there is a danish guy who lives there, a real expert. preferable to Goa methinks though i don't know much about it.
more of a body surfer myself
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Originally Posted by johnny five View Post Not known for 300mm of rain in a day and sudden winds without warning that uproot trees and blow roofs of houses either. These are common occurrences at the START of the monsoon. As are seriously rough seas and high tides reaching beyond the dunes at the back of the beach (I assume the beach is the intended venue?)

But hey, its not me doing it and I'm fed up with arguing so go ahead and enjoy................
300mm? Blimey.

On the whole it doesn't sound like a clever idea to go anywhere near the sea with weather like that. Mind you, strong winds were just what were needed by the kitesurfers who jumped Worthing Pier : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYFoF5UIX0U
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look at this Johnny (by the way I'm with you in one respect it's not something i would do, but these x gamers occupy another plane methinks or they're just plain ole crazy)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEZiZ...eature=related
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Good lord I just seen oceantragic's video, these guys are nuts.
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Originally Posted by Klompen View Post Good lord I just seen oceantragic's video, these guys are nuts.
This one - it's the same guy as yours - or my Gary Connery wingsuit one from yesterday?
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hi fred, i will be there in goa from 7-11th june, staying in calangute...

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