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Albany conditions?

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Created by Cooky Two weeks ago, 26 Nov 2017
Cooky
WA, 148 posts
26 Nov 2017 6:09AM
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Just wondering if anyone has any advice on wind speed in Albany?

What size kite for 85kg on the harbour?

bene313
WA, 1309 posts
26 Nov 2017 10:32AM
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Many fickle days 12-16 knots.

Can get windy though - 20-25 knots max.

Usually gusty.

morts
WA, 86 posts
26 Nov 2017 12:48PM
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bene313 said..
Many fickle days 12-16 knots.

Can get windy though - 20-25 knots max.

Usually gusty.



The summer Easterly is not a gusty wind...

Typical afternoon Easterly when you get a seabreeze effect on top of a system driven wind is about 15-20 knots.

Cooky
WA, 148 posts
27 Nov 2017 9:49AM
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Thanks Morts.

So would you think a 10m would be about right for 85kg twintip?

morts
WA, 86 posts
28 Nov 2017 8:18AM
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Sorry Cooky that I can't help you with as I'm a poley. There is probably some Albany kiters on here that may be able to help with that sort of advice.

Just remember in Albany you need the wind to from the East first to have any chance of a Seabreaze effect later.

sonya rachel
WA, 84 posts
1 Dec 2017 3:33PM
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Hey Bud,

We mostly use 9s and 12s down here, so bring your 10 and I'm sure you'll get out.



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