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Old 11-18-2008, 01:53 AM
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Default Harbour Island-January 2009

A buddy of mine decided to get married in Harbour Island (well, his financee decided to get married there). Anyway, I want to make sure it is worth dragging gear from Oregon to the Bahamas. Is there wind in Harbour Island in January (20-26th ish)? Where can I find kite info on this place? Wind sensors?

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Old 11-18-2008, 08:58 AM
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A buddy of mine decided to get married in Harbour Island (well, his financee decided to get married there). Anyway, I want to make sure it is worth dragging gear from Oregon to the Bahamas. Is there wind in Harbour Island in January (20-26th ish)? Where can I find kite info on this place? Wind sensors?

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There is no guarantee of wind but you are heading over at a time of year that has pretty good wind as a rule. I would say to bring some gear along if you can. If it goes off while you're there you will not be a happy camper.

You can find forecast info at:
http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/78077.html

There are no nearby realtime wind sensors that I could find.

Alex Shogrun of Best Kiteboarding bought the Dunmore Beach Hotel in Harbour Island back in 2004 and opened the area up to kiting. He should have some videos in his archive of the area over on his website.

I think AJ out of Nassau has been stopping there during his kite camp as well. He could probably fill you in nicely on the layout.

There is a wide sand beach on the east side of the island for N to E to S winds. There are shallows to launch in on the west side from N to W to S winds. So you should be covered. You can tour the island via sat. images at:
http://www.harbourislandguide.com/gm...sland-gmap.htm

Here's a suggestion, checkout the photo gallery at:
http://www.harbourislandguide.com/photos-1.htm

and ask yourself one more time if you think it is worth bringing kite gear or not?

Have a good trip!
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:17 PM
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Thumbs up forecasting for harbor island

this is the forecast web site that I use for spanish wells and harbor island.
scroll down and look on the right hind side to see the wind and tides.
http://magicseaweed.com/Egg-Island-Surf-Report/474/
the wind is often on shore there and if its up there is a nice shore brake..decent beach to launch on..if it's windy there will not be to many people on the beach.
no laws are in place for kiteboarding there (just common scene)
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