visiting Ireland to kite waves

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4w7s
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Joined: Sat May 23, 2009 10:41 pm

Sat May 23, 2009 10:48 pm

I am planning a trip to Ireland - searching for some good waves and wind...thinking about October.
I am experienced and will be riding directionals, both strapped and strapless; bringing kites 5m, 7.5m, 9.5m; 6/5/4 full suit
I can fly into Dublin, Belfast, or Shannon.
Any information on time of year, good locations, places to stay, any people to ride with is appreciated.

cheers
keith
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:44 am

Tue May 26, 2009 9:29 am

Ya Sept or Oct are probably the best months and before the water starts to get cold.

Shannon is good if you want to kite around Kerry and Clare, Dublin or Belfast is handy to get over to Donegal, Sligo and Mayo.. All spots have world class waves both reefs and beach breaks.. Really depends how long you plan to stay and the amount of driving your willing to do..

Probably best to post on http://www.kitesurfing.ie" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; to get more feedback.

Here's some pics from the May bank holiday wknd to get you excited.
http://www.rhinoswavecharge.com/Photos.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cheers.
4w7s
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Thu May 28, 2009 4:14 am

Thank you Keith, I posted a similar message at the forum you suggested.
I also viewed the photos as well...looks awesome...just want I want!

A friend has a house in Ennistimon so I will definitiely want to hit some of the spots near there...but I would also be open to excursions to other good spots. I will probably be there for 2-3 weeks and hope to see as much as I can.

Whereabouts are you based, and where do you typically ride?

I am 70kg - in your opinion what's the biggest kite I should bring for October?
keith
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Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:44 am

Thu May 28, 2009 9:24 am

If your staying in Ennistimon then it's a quick spin to Lahinch, Spanish Point and Doughmore with one or two reefs along the way.. You can also get the shannon ferry down to Kerry and check out Brandon Bay..

End of Sept and October is normally great months so typically 7m, 5m and 9m kites, with anything from 2m to 10m swell...

Typically kite Donegal, Sligo and Mayo depending on wind and swell direction..
4w7s
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Fri May 29, 2009 5:25 am

Keith,

I've been doing some research and putting my feelers out...the more I learn the more eager I am for the trip.

I will message you closer to the dates of my trip and perhaps we can meet up somewhere and ride. While I may be based in the Ennistimon area I am also interested to see other spots, chase the wind and waves a bit.

Thanks again for your useful comments.

good winds to you

PS I am based in Florida from Nov-May, Michigan from May- October, and usually 10 days in the OBX during spring and fall....if you need any info let me know.
TimmyB
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Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 2:58 pm
Location: UK

Fri May 29, 2009 6:48 pm

How about Dingle where Jamie Knox is based?

http://www.jamieknox.com

I kitesurfed at Dumps and Stradbally a couple of years ago and had a great time.
4w7s
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Sun May 31, 2009 3:43 am

TimmyB wrote:How about Dingle where Jamie Knox is based?

http://www.jamieknox.com

I kitesurfed at Dumps and Stradbally a couple of years ago and had a great time.
Looks like another cool spot...I'll put it on my list.

cheers
4w7s
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Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:48 pm

follow up -

I went to Ireland last Oct/Nov and had the most AMAZING time of my life. If your bored read my blogs (might also help you fall to sleep :oops: ) There are 3 parts to the blog, so you have to go back to my index page for Part 2 & 3.

http://www.kitesurfatlas.com/kitesurf_b ... ure-part-i" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I am going back to Eire for more at the end of April, staying 6 weeks. Happy days!

Éirinn go Brách!!!

Keith - hope to meet up with you this time! Can't wait for the FW 5-11.
blind_judge
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Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:56 am

Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:13 am

They don't call it the cold Indo for nothing. Enjoyed your blog. Glad you had a good time.
swiftie555
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Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:52 pm

dude go to mayo you cant loose ts the windest place in europe loads of beaches in the county some reefs and excelent point breaks in the winter some mellow some mental you have so much choice and the locals would love to see more people esp in the winter def come in the winter
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