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Suggested Kite Size for Gold Coast / South Straddie / Cabarita Area

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Created by whazup Two weeks ago, 10 Nov 2020
whazup
16 posts
10 Nov 2020 6:57PM
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Hi all, hope everyone is well and getting good winds. I am going to be living between Cabarita, Nth NSA and spending time out on South Straddie. Ride strapless in small waves and weigh about 70kgs...Really new to the area and just getting my gear back together and will only have a one kite quiver. Hoping for a Nth Neo or similar. Wondering what kite size is recommended for the coming summer season?8 or 9 m likely be the go? But just wanted any advice as I am not familar with the weather in the area.

Thanks in advance.

Gilly3
QLD, 759 posts
11 Nov 2020 12:35PM
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Hey mate, rarely gets above 25knts around here....averages are from 15-25 and more so generally on the lighter side.....

I'll let u decide what size best suits u for those conditions....the new neos are an awesome kite tho....

Good luck and good winds....

straddiepaul
QLD, 160 posts
11 Nov 2020 4:29PM
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I only ride a 10m here, 85kgs, foil from 12kts, strapless from 16kts+, TT from 22kts
Prob go the 9m if no foil, just need that bit extra for ocean currents

whazup
16 posts
16 Nov 2020 10:46AM
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Thanks so much for your advice @Gilly3 and @StraddiePaul, really appreciate both of your inputs ....

dirtykiter
QLD, 1 posts
Friday , 20 Nov 2020 11:28AM
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As others point out winds are lighter here. Northerlies are steady and southerlies can be brutally gusty. Surf always has a 2-3 knot northerly sweep. Im 100kg and i ride 10m and 12 m switchblade on a 142 twintip. Youll want lots of trim on your bar for southerlies and be prepared to ride a bigger board and throw your kite around the sky on lighter days. Stay away from incoming tide at creek mouths until you understand conditions as tides can rip in at 4 or more knots. Enjoy!!



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