Boa Vista Kitesurfing

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Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:17 pm

Hi All
Im off to Boa Vista in Feb and have no clue on conditions etc etc, where I should Kitesurf.
I have a twin tip and a directional but not sure which I should take, weight limits and all.
Taking my own gear…..
Taking my Rebels, of course and have a hotel just down from Sal Rei, ClubHotel Riu Karamboa.
Anyone been could offer some ideas for locations or renting 4WD to get round to various spots……Thanks :-D
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Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:50 am

Hi Buddy,

I have been to the Karamboa two years ago. Excellent resort and good facilities. Regarding kiting it is perfect. You are right in the beach for the hotel so you have two options. You can either keep your kit in your room as it only takes less than 30 seconds and your on the beach or store it at the kitesurf shack called Surf Vista on the beach. There is a small charge and they help you launch etc. I opted to store it at the hut for the week in case the conditions changed all my kit was in the beach. It also helps when you break for lunch etc.

Regarding the conditions there is normally a heavy dump at the front of the hotel which is very powerful. Most people opted to body drag through it to get out back. Once you are through it the conditions would either be fairly flat or a little swell to surf on.

I didn't go further a field but if you kited to the right of the hotel there is a nice spot towards Sal Rei. I think you could either arrange a trip with Surf Vista to the ship wreck which I would recommend. Then other alternative is to hire a quad and get up there. About half an hour ride and really safe.

I am off to Sal next week and the conditions are looking good out there at the mo. Looks like it may be 7 out of 7!!!
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:16 pm

Thats cool, sounds excellent, her in doors got this for me so its gonna be fun but got to sort or the usual insurance and board on plane…..
Trying to find a bag that gives me a choice of either the twin tip or directional……….I think I get 20 or 23kg.
I am hoping to get up to the wreck, its just a case of sorting all this out so I don't waste time once there…………
Anyone else got anything to say about Boa Vista, what about if I day trip over to Verde?

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