GENERAL INFO ON KITING IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Cape Town & WEST COAST:

 

  • The pre dominant direction of the wind in summer is South East, aka the Cape Doctor.
  • In winter (may-sept) the pre dominant wind direction is North West.
  • Bring your wetsuit! Even in summer the temperature of the water is pretty low. A 4/3 full suit is recommended.
  • Bring your smaller sized kites. Usual sizes are between 5 and 9 square meters.

 

 

EAST COAST:

 

  • Not as strong winds as on the West Coast, Bring sizes a bit bigger, between 7 and 12 square meters

  • A wetsuit of 3/2 will be enough here. Water temperatures are a bit higher. Somewhere between 18 and 22 degrees celcius.