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Inland (Gauteng/Free State) Kite Group

Location: Inland (Gauteng/Free State)
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Wind looking good this weekend 10-11 May

Started by Cameron. Last reply by Cameron May 9. 3 Replies

Wind is looking good this weekend. Hopefully Saturday holds up and I should be there.Continue

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Comment by warwick macgillicuddy on Thursday

thx guys. will probs steer clear from sterkfontein until mid summer.

Comment by Warrick on Thursday

Warwick, you will likely also need booties and a hoodie, possibly even gloves, for this time of year at Sterkfontein. The water will be rather cold.

Comment by Kitesports on Thursday

@Lyle - You can go to Sterkfontein to learn, and winter is when they get the best wind. Just pack in your wetsuit as it's cold there at the moment.

Comment by Kitesports on Thursday

Cool! Enjoy Cape Town and hope you get some good wind.

Comment by warwick macgillicuddy on Wednesday

im just heading to cape town for holiday, and while im there going to have a 2 day kiting coarse. will mostly end up kiting in KZN, sterkfontein and spots up here.looking forward to the trip. Bruce i think ill be seeing you guys in december for some more lessons

Comment by Lyle Dedekind on Wednesday

Thanks for the help Warwick and Bruce, will have a look at kitebook.

I went for a theory lesson at Joluka, Gunter mentioned that we can do a practical lesson at Sterkfontein dam, surely not necessary to go to Cape Town for lessons?

Comment by Kitesports on Tuesday

Hi Lyle. Glad to hear you are keen to get into kiting.

Have a look on our online shop under the used and demo kite section if you are looking for a good deal on your first kite (you may even be able to afford 2!) - www.kitebook.co.za

We obviously have new kites too so you can look at those if you prefer new. We deliver anywhere.

Bruce

Comment by warwick macgillicuddy on Tuesday

hi Lyle, im also new at the sport,off to cape town for first lessons, difficult to find instructors up here. i got kit from Joluka 0113140795, they are in midrand.speak to Ralf. they recommended a 12m for me ,im also in the 74kg weight range.

Comment by Lyle Dedekind on Tuesday

Hi guys, I'm looking to get into Kite surfing and want to buy a kite. I live in Pretoria and will likely mostly kite at the Vaal and Leeupan. I weigh 74 kg, if I can only afford one kite at the moment, what size should that kite be? Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks, Lyle 

Comment by Warrick on August 22, 2014 at 23:33
Hi Tim. Leeupan is near Secunda. About 20 km south of Leandra along the R50. When heading south of Leandra along the R50, turn right onto a gravel road (that runs on the northern side of Leeupan) just before you reach the R547 turnoff on your right.
 

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