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Marshall islands

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Created by EugeneZA Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018
EugeneZA
NSW, 77 posts
Wednesday , 8 Nov 2018 12:46AM
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Has anyone been to the Marshall islands for kiting?

Looks epic but not sure about wind strength, consistency or whether you can do it on your own. Season is apparently November until April.

I've done Indonesia, Mauritius, Mexico, Fiji and South Africa for wave riding... Looking for something new and especially a right hander for a change! There looks to be an epic kite camp of sorts but the cost is $5k excluding flights for 7 days ??

Ryland
WA, 1204 posts
Thursday , 8 Nov 2018 5:40AM
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Never been myself but I have 4 or 5 mates that have been every year for last 10 yrs or so and reckon it's insane! And no one there at all!

Glug
WA, 103 posts
Thursday , 8 Nov 2018 11:28AM
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Right handers for kiting....

The holy grail for West Aus natural footers!

I sniffed out the Marshalls a few years ago. Bloody expensive for flights to get there and accomodation once youre there but perhaps worth it for the rights!?

EugeneZA
NSW, 77 posts
Friday , 10 Nov 2018 1:12AM
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Sounds like heaven....

If anyone can PM me details. Would love to hear more. As a natural footer... It's been hard to find a good right hander anywhere in the world with decent wind.

dafish
NSW, 1242 posts
Saturday , 10 Nov 2018 7:51AM
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Cabo Verde is pretty epic for rights, so is Taiwan from what I hear.

bjw
NSW, 2609 posts
Saturday , 10 Nov 2018 5:01PM
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dafish said..
Cabo Verde is pretty epic for rights, so is Taiwan from what I hear.


Wanda is not bad too.. but I think he was asking about Marshall

ReoStevens
TAS, 46 posts
Sunday , 11 Nov 2018 5:39AM
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Hi everyone, happy to fill you in on some information on the Marshall Islands but because so few people have ever actually been to the Marshalls in general, let alone with the goal of kiting you're going to be hard pressed to get a lot of information about it.

Yes, it's expensive and hard to get to with extremely limited flight options (one route from brisbane and another from Honolulu) and an extreme lack of accommodation on the main island, let alone the outer atolls but there is a reason no one is there. It's remoteness is the reason no one is there. From Australia, I do recommend a two week stay if you can pull it off as it is a bit of a mission to get to and although worth it to come for only one week, two weeks are ideal.

Wind and wave season is starting now (Nov-April) with the surf coming from storms in the NPAC winter. (same swells that head to P-pass) and this particular atoll is home to several of the best right handers on the planet for kitesurfing as well as surfing. There is also some amazing flat water spots depending on the tides but seeing how I'm the one putting the kitesurfing camps on you're welcome to take what I say with a grain of salt, but the conditions the Marshalls offer send me constant inquiries from professional kiters asking to come help with the coaching so this is your chance to go where the pros wish they could. Make them dream for once instead of the other way around. ;)

Here's the info on what I provide. You can join myself, Keahi de Aboitiz, Moona Whyte and KiteWorld Staff photographer John Bilderback there this season. If you're still unsure, you'll be able to see what this season provides and have a chance at booking on for the 2020 season as this will be a yearly event.

reostevens.com/kitesurfing-adventure-marshall-islands/











Gazuki
WA, 788 posts
Sunday , 11 Nov 2018 5:50AM
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One powerball

eppo
WA, 6653 posts
Sunday , 11 Nov 2018 10:28AM
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Damn... how good is that right !!

dafish
NSW, 1242 posts
Sunday , 11 Nov 2018 5:17PM
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I so want to go...Reo's other images are amazing. Dream trip.

Gazuki
WA, 788 posts
Sunday , 11 Nov 2018 3:34PM
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We should start a Seabreeze lottery,. $100 entry, winner gets a trip. You would only need 80 tickets, good odds.... 1:80
The only hard part would be finding an honest person round here to run it.

EugeneZA
NSW, 77 posts
Monday , 12 Nov 2018 1:24PM
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Might need a bit more tickets! Just looked at flights from Sydney, assume WA higher as it's further, and it came in around $6k and 2 days of travelling... Ouch. So you will be spending $11k, take the kite package, for 7 days before any extras.

I am sure it is worth it...but I just don't have the coin for such a trip!


ReoStevens
TAS, 46 posts
Monday , 12 Nov 2018 2:29PM
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EugeneZA said..
Might need a bit more tickets! Just looked at flights from Sydney, assume WA higher as it's further, and it came in around $6k and 2 days of travelling... Ouch. So you will be spending $11k, take the kite package, for 7 days before any extras.

I am sure it is worth it...but I just don't have the coin for such a trip!




Your search is a bit off as the dates you need to fly need to be specific as there are limited flights from Australia. Still not a cheap flight but definitely not $6k! Flight from Brisbane to Majuro on the specific dates Air Nauru flies are around US$1100 round trip. It's a red eye flight with 3 stops (you don't get off the plane). Its not favorable but only a 12hr total travel time



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