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Created by evlPanda > 9 months ago, 29 Feb 2008
evlPanda
NSW, 8720 posts
29 Feb 2008 5:25PM
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After reading needsalt's Prasonisi thread I wondered how many top locations there are worldwide.

I've only been windsurfing for 18 months and am familiar with only a few spots:
- Maui
- Spots in WA
- Dahab
- Cape Verde (A whole country I'd never even heard of before)
...that's about it.

If you won lottery tomorrow where would you go?
Have you been there? How was it?

elmo
WA, 7919 posts
29 Feb 2008 3:26PM
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evlPanda said...

After reading needsalt's Prasonisi thread I wondered how many top locations there are worldwide.

I've only been windsurfing for 18 months and am familiar with only a few spots:
- Maui
- Spots in WA
- Dahab
- Cape Verde (A whole country I'd never even heard of before)
...that's about it.

If you won lottery tomorrow where would you go?
Have you been there? How was it?


The Bank

stribo
QLD, 1626 posts
29 Feb 2008 4:29PM
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Lano mate..lano..

Zubby
SA, 885 posts
29 Feb 2008 5:04PM
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Boggy Lake

laff77
NSW, 267 posts
29 Feb 2008 5:38PM
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Went to Maui back in July '06 and that was just awesome! Spent two weeks in windsurfing heaven.

Also windsurfed in Lake Garda in Italy in '05. Its a massive big lake in Northern Italy. During summer they get two different winds. In the morning, the wind blows down over the mountains from the North. Then at midday it dies out and all goes still. Its still for about an hour and then you can see a wind line coming up the lake from the south. Then all hell breaks lose and there are crazy Italian guys running around everywhere yelling, rigging and hitting the water. Its a massive lake and the wind can be pretty decent. Probably the most amazing thing was the number of windsurfers out on the water!!!! There are literally hundreds of people windsurfing (mostly German), its a pretty incredible sight and makes you realise the scale of windsurfing (even though its on a lake ) in Europe. No doubt there are hundreds of better spots to it, but the scenery while you are windsurfing is breathtaking. Its also cool to be able to go for dinner in a cool little Italian town after a session.

My two cents anyway.

evlPanda
NSW, 8720 posts
29 Feb 2008 6:24PM
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elmo said...

evlPanda said...

After reading needsalt's Prasonisi thread I wondered how many top locations there are worldwide.

I've only been windsurfing for 18 months and am familiar with only a few spots:
- Maui
- Spots in WA
- Dahab
- Cape Verde (A whole country I'd never even heard of before)
...that's about it.

If you won lottery tomorrow where would you go?
Have you been there? How was it?


The Bank




I've been there.

elmo
WA, 7919 posts
29 Feb 2008 4:32PM
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evlPanda said...

elmo said...

evlPanda said...

After reading needsalt's Prasonisi thread I wondered how many top locations there are worldwide.

I've only been windsurfing for 18 months and am familiar with only a few spots:
- Maui
- Spots in WA
- Dahab
- Cape Verde (A whole country I'd never even heard of before)
...that's about it.

If you won lottery tomorrow where would you go?
Have you been there? How was it?


The Bank




I've been there.


So have I

I can still hear them laughing at me

easty
TAS, 2213 posts
29 Feb 2008 6:47PM
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If I won the lotto I'd get a round the world ticket, and stop at Maui, Brazil, the Carribean somewhere (when the Aussies were playing cricket), Ireland, Egypt, WA, then home. Dream on

divaldo
SA, 2846 posts
29 Feb 2008 6:53PM
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Jeri, Waymouth, Mauritius, Dhab, Greece in Summer!

oh, and Boggy Lake

evlPanda
NSW, 8720 posts
29 Feb 2008 7:52PM
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dzub said...

Boggy Lake


divaldo said...
Jeri, Waymouth, Mauritius, Dhab, Greece in Summer!

oh, and Boggy Lake


I'm applying for a job in Adelaide (Uni of). Where is this Boggy Lake of which you speak so highly? Google Maps can't find it (that's a first).

ka72
QLD, 534 posts
29 Feb 2008 7:35PM
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I've been to the following places

Prasonisi great place see needsalt's post.
Also been to Feurteventura in the Canary Island
This is the link to the place I hired my gear from. Much better waves than Prasonisi, but didn't find the people as friendly and not as much to do if there is no wind. www.flagbeach.com/main.php

Maui twice- what can I say - GREAT place

Fiji - three times - Fantastic (but not as windy as Maui)

Lake Garda - beautiful scenery, wind good, but freezing cold water

English Channel at Brighton UK - really good wind (lived there for 2 years) but freezing cold and killer shorebreak at high tide.

WA - various trips - great place, friendly locals lots of wind (well there used to be!)

IF I WON THE LOTTERY - next place I would like to visit would be JERRY IN BRAZIL, looks like a great place. Also wouldn't mind visiting the Algave in Portugal, Caribbean or Ireland or New Zealand

P.C_simpson
WA, 1371 posts
29 Feb 2008 8:07PM
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everywhere...

Tinbum
36 posts
29 Feb 2008 11:12PM
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So i have a week to kill in mauritius on my way home from africa in may, anyone been there before and have any beta?

jp747
1548 posts
29 Feb 2008 11:13PM
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read an email sometime ago that the windguru creator has been searching for hi-wind spots and finally came to a conclusion that somewhere in yemen i forgot where it was the ave. wind speed was 35kts. day in day out..he invited a couple of friends and ave. sails were 3.7that'd be a nice place to go plus all the different kind of massages out there

fitz66
QLD, 537 posts
1 Mar 2008 12:25AM
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Hey Kellie when there was no wind in Fuerte we just sat back and drank lots of sangria

thewindmap
WA, 51 posts
2 Mar 2008 5:12AM
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I wondered how many top locations there are worldwide.

There are heaps! Here's some more:

Europe - Vassiliki, Kaparthos, Tarifa, Canary Islands
Egypt - Moon beach, El Tur
US - The Gorge, Baha
Carribean - Bonaire, Aruba
South America - Margarita





shear tip
NSW, 1123 posts
2 Mar 2008 12:48PM
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Sandy Point, Vic.



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