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Old 08-18-2009, 05:20 PM
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Default Naples Wind at Christmas

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My Dad moved to Naples, and I will be visiting at Christmas. I was wondering about the wind speeds at that time of year, also the launches and their cooresponding rules. Im coming down from Portland, Oregon any info would be appreciated.

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George
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:51 AM
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Naples is a tough call, you need to follow the cold fronts but I've found it to be on the light side most of the time so bring big gear. I actually ship my 16m & Door down and let them live in Naples for the winter and I have yet to ride anything else but I seem to be 100% not in sink with cold fronts

I'm sure Latino will chime in here and check in with Jeff at the "Old Naples Surfshop" he's a kiter and also rents SUP's.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:23 AM
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John is right about watching the fronts but I would bring what ever I could to be prepared just in case. The first year I went to St. Pete it was a beautiful day and barely staying upwind on my 15m Fuel. As I was sitting on the beach waiting for the wind to get there, a few locals came down and started setting up 7 & 8 meter kites. I thought that was wierd until the front came in.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:29 AM
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Thanks, Guys

The biggest if have is a 09 12m, It sounds like the cold fronts are the money. How often do they come around? I will contact the kiteshop an get some more info too.

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Old 08-20-2009, 10:32 AM
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Default History for Naples, FL

for the past 5 years we had wind on dec24/25 some times more some times less
i will recomend for dec a 9m and 12/14m

wind History for Naples, FL

wind 12/24/2008

Wind:
Wind Speed 10 mph (East)
Max Wind Speed 21 mph
Max Gust Speed 25 mph
Visibility 10 miles

wind 12/24/2007

Wind Speed 5 mph (North)
Max Wind Speed 13 mph
Max Gust Speed 15 mph
Visibility 9 miles

12/24/2006

Wind:
Wind Speed 8 mph (ESE)
Max Wind Speed 18 mph
Max Gust Speed 22 mph
Visibility 7 miles

12/24/2005
Wind:
Wind Speed 6 mph (SSE)
Max Wind Speed 13 mph
Max Gust Speed 16 mph
Visibility 10 miles

12/24/2004
Wind:
Wind Speed 6 mph (West)
Max Wind Speed 18 mph
Max Gust Speed 22 mph
Visibility 5 miles

please dont ask advice from unexperienced kiteboarders,, thank you
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:47 AM
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Hi All

My Dad moved to Naples, and I will be visiting at Christmas. I was wondering about the wind speeds at that time of year, also the launches and their cooresponding rules. Im coming down from Portland, Oregon any info would be appreciated.

Thanks
George
for launch, kiteboarders in naples use 18ave s,wind direction sse to west wind
or 7 ave s from west wind to nnw wind

respect our beaches and bystanders

enrique
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:16 PM
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Thanks enrique for the update, looks like that time of year is good. It will be nice to get out of the Pacific NW in December, its our worst month for weather.

Warm Winds
George
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:17 AM
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I'll be in Naples for 2 weeks/Christmas visiting family, maybe this year :roll:
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:03 PM
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I will be in Naples, FL Dec 30th-Jan 6th. Let me know if anyone would like to ride.

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Old 12-17-2009, 07:11 AM
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OK time for some mojo and prayers for good Christmas winds, please Santa deliver the goods starting the 23rd!!!!!!!!!!!!
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