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where to live and kite in warm water everyday?

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Created by majcy 27 days ago, 21 Sep 2017
majcy
1 posts
21 Sep 2017 12:01AM
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HI,
beginning of 2018 I plan to spend 5 months in a remote tropical location suitable for kitesurfing, what spots would you recommend as worth doing some research on? my main criteria

- good wind, warm water
- stable, decent internet connection,
- would be really good if a place is somewhat developed and busy/touristy as I intend to travel solo and dont want to be stuck in a location thats super quiet and where not much happens

- bonus points if the place is in africa, is beautiful, has amazing wildlife, has waves to surf, has decent visa policy

also, i spent 2 years in asia and 2 in central america so ideally i would want to go somewhere new

my ideas so far cabarete - seems like possibly it has it all, you can kite you can surf, looks like its quite popular travel destination and can get busy (maybe too busy?), thoughts on that?looks like there are few other caribbean locations that can also be pretty attractive, barbados? antigua? havent looked much into how life would look in those and other places, if anyone has any experience they can share about carribean in general that would be great

but my dream destination would be somewhere in africa as its a continent i've never got the chance to visit and the wildlife there has to be amazing, the whole place i imagine must feel like a different world. trouble is that some epic kite locations seem like have really not much to offer beside kiting, at least in terms of everyday life. friends recommended me diani beach and paje in zanzibar and after looking up closely these seem very underdeveloped and simple places good for 2-4 weeks kite-intense holiday but could possibly feel boring to someone travelling solo staying there longer. also internet could be ****ty

theres also cape town as one of the famous destinations for 'digital nomads' but kiting in wetsuit puts me off, plus they have 30 days visa policy so thats an inconvinience

all ideas and comments are very welcome, thanks

BennyB12
QLD, 916 posts
21 Sep 2017 2:37AM
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You should go to Africa...

Hybrid_Z
347 posts
21 Sep 2017 1:33AM
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Take big gear and go to Sri Lanka. It's better than Africa except for cape town.... cape town is awesome.

cauncy
WA, 5423 posts
21 Sep 2017 6:36AM
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seabreeze ist the place for such blasphemy , ban this person

jackforbes
WA, 398 posts
21 Sep 2017 10:50AM
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Braaaszzzzziiilll

theDoctor
NSW, 4201 posts
21 Sep 2017 2:12PM
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Botany bay

GRunner
QLD, 233 posts
21 Sep 2017 3:22PM
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PNG

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 484 posts
21 Sep 2017 3:35PM
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St Kilda

Phoney
NSW, 364 posts
21 Sep 2017 4:43PM
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I hear Somalia is nice

bjw
NSW, 2298 posts
21 Sep 2017 4:51PM
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theDoctor said..

Botany bay


Depends on which part. It's only warm near the oil refinery. But certainly has an established tourism trade, with the airport so close.

Greenarrowz
NSW, 191 posts
21 Sep 2017 5:26PM
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If your looking for a gamechanger?
Pissing in your wetsuit can seal the deal.
Warm water all year round...

Chris_M
1493 posts
21 Sep 2017 7:01PM
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I had ample opportunity to get busy when in Dominican

Shame I was engaged

Wicked place go there, I think it survived the hurricanes OK

Chris_M
1493 posts
22 Sep 2017 2:42AM
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Chris_M said..
I had ample opportunity to get busy when in Dominican

Shame I was engaged

Wicked place go there, I think it survived the hurricanes OK


No, I take that back, looks like Maria has done quite a lot of damage - saw a vid of Santa Semana and it's totally flooded

Poor people have had a rough time, maybe not the best place to go for holidaying right now, but could be a good place to go and help out if you are that way inclined

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 484 posts
22 Sep 2017 3:34PM
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Chris_M said..
No, I take that back, looks like Maria has done quite a lot of damage ...


+1

@majyc: just wait a few months. All the oceans in the world will be at least 28deg Celcius.

Relaunch
10 posts
2 Oct 2017 5:27PM
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It's not Africa but New Caledonia has warm water, and good wind November to March/April and Noumea is a reasonable sized town with good restaurants and bars and internet. And there is a kite shop if something breaks. In July it was a bit chillier and I wore a springsuit if not a sunny day.

Kajo
NSW, 330 posts
4 Oct 2017 2:05PM
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I'd probably go to Hawaii. Great weather, great lifestyle, not a 3rd world country. At least not yet...

salt
VIC, 592 posts
Wednesday , 11 Oct 2017 2:04PM
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You would probably find Mauritius ideal.

It does come with strong rips and offshore winds so can't say its totally safe, but its near perfect for what you want.



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