It’s been a bit mixed recently – some great days – some days at 5kts.
The forecast is not reliable at the moment either – maybe 30% accurate at best. Don’t rely on it too much – send me a mail and I’ll give you my Airstylers Guesscast
Forecast for the moment is – this weekend is looking good!
15-20kts for the foreseeable future. We like!!!
There is a huge typhoon over the Philippines at the moment, so that may screw things up a bit, but it’s impossible to predict how it will move over the next week. maybe it will increase our wind? or maybe it will turn south and not come anywhere near us. maybe!! we’ll just keep an eye on it…
Lovely wind for learning this weekend! And then a real blow for the real professionals coming pretty soon! If you know anyone who would like to learn, better to start now. If you want to jump, it’s coming!!
We are now a North Kites dealer!
Excellent prices for North equipment here in Thailand – at least 25% off european prices. We save on shipping costs so the savings get passed on to you.
They’re expensive kites so make sure you only buy from a registered dealer – the warranty is very important to have. Saving $100 on the purchase price if you don’t get a warranty doesn’t make sense.
Lots of ION gear in stock also – they are the most comfortable harnesses on the market.
Exiting news for this year – we are partnering with Aleenta Resort Pranburi to open up a small branch in their hotel here. We will teach Aleenta guests on the beach right in front of their room. What a great way to learn! Depending on the wind we can be at Frangipani wing or the main wing, or even a small downwinder from one to the other. Nice!
We’ll be putting together some package deals – accommodation and kitesurfing lessons. More details on that to follow. For the Southerlies we will be setting up a small spot on the grass next to Aleenta, imagine Aleenta cocktails sitting under a shady tree in between kitesurfing sessions. Pretty special!
We try to do our very best for our customers, to go beyond what they expect, and Aleenta do the same. It’s going to be a lovely partnership!
We’ve had some lovely wind this past week. Not quite as strong as forecast, but the waves were not as big also. Looks like the wind is dropping again for a few days, then coming back in around the 24th/25th.
The season’s here!
I rarely get excited about the latest shiniest gear – if it works it’s a good kite.
But I am quite excited about the 2016 prodigy!
it looks a very refined design – fast flying – fast turning – high depower.
but the best thing for me is the strengthening pattern in the cloth – a big cross to support LE to TE on an angle, and beautifully designed TE strengthening patches.
And a fantastic looking swivel quick release on the new bar. Looks strong, simple, everything in the right place. It’s the culmination of 3+ years of development.
We’ll have them in the shop by December – come and try!
Another perfect thermal day
It’s been starting around 10.30am recently, very smooth and nice around 12-1 (14kts or so), up to 18-20kts by 5, then gusty but still ok until 6.30. Nice!!
Looks like the regular Southerlies will start today – and hopefully this will set the pattern for the next 3 months. There could be some switching north in March, as strange weather comes through, but i hope not. We like the Southerlies!