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kitesurf conditions mid end of july in Cairns?

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Created by kiter4megafun 7 months ago, 19 May 2019
kiter4megafun
QLD, 4 posts
19 May 2019 8:44PM
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Hello!

I'll spend a couple of weeks in northern Queensland (Cairns) this summer. (mid to end of july)
Mostly family, tourism, snorkeling/diving but I see it's one of the worlds best area 4 kitesurfing
So I've checked the wind statistics on windfinder and from what I can see it's pretty windy in
july / august (www.windfinder.com/windstatistics/arlington_reef)

However, statistics are one thing and reality another.

I'm around 67kg. I'll bring a 134x41 TT board but I'm unsure about what kite size.
I would only like to bring one kite to keep luggage reasonably light.
I've a 12m / 9m - foil kites (roughly equivalent to 15-11m / 11m - 8m tubes).

What winds to expect in the area, in the morning, afternoon?
Where do the locals kite around this time of the year?
What kite size do the locals use (TT)?

Spots that I've found via windfinder: Holloways beach, Yorkeys knob, Palm Cove.
Are there always kiters on these spots (if the wind is right of course)

cheers

quikdrawMcgraw
1221 posts
20 May 2019 5:56PM
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That time of year in known as winter

kiter4megafun
QLD, 4 posts
22 May 2019 2:35AM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..
That time of year in known as winter


too cold in the water 6/4 mm

Gateman
QLD, 313 posts
22 May 2019 10:02AM
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Local kite shop in Noosa is hosting a trip to Yorkeys Knob from 21st to 28th July, I haven't been before but apparently previous trips at this time of year have been awesome. I'm taking my 9 & 12m LEI kites with similar size boards at 62kg.

Gateman
QLD, 313 posts
22 May 2019 10:06AM
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kiter4megafun said..

quikdrawMcgraw said..
That time of year in known as winter



too cold in the water 6/4 mm


Average wind 15-25 knots and water temp 22 degrees. Air temp 17-25 degrees.

FormulaNova
NSW, 9909 posts
22 May 2019 9:46PM
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When I was up there a few years ago, there was better wind in Port Douglas compared to Cairns. Is that normal, or just that couple of weeks?

quikdrawMcgraw
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25 May 2019 8:11AM
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kiter4megafun said..

quikdrawMcgraw said..
That time of year in known as winter



too cold in the water 6/4 mm


You'll like it, where are you coming from?

kiter4megafun
QLD, 4 posts
25 May 2019 7:02PM
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Thanks for all the info, sounds fantastic :)
I'm coming all the way from Sweden. First time in Australia / Cairns so I/we'll have a lot of things to do discover.
Due to the good kitesurf conditions, I'm hoping for a session or two ;)

Gateman
QLD, 313 posts
26 May 2019 12:06AM
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kiter4megafun said..
Thanks for all the info, sounds fantastic :)
I'm coming all the way from Sweden. First time in Australia / Cairns so I/we'll have a lot of things to do discover.
Due to the good kitesurf conditions, I'm hoping for a session or two ;)


Come say hi and join us at Yorkeys if you get a chance between the 21st and 28th. We're a friendly crowd

kiter4megafun
QLD, 4 posts
26 May 2019 12:55AM
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I'm sure I will! Looking forward to meeting you on the beach and the water,
cheers /Jakob



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