Windsurfing in non windsurf destinations in the Caribbean

Windsurfing in non windsurf destinations in the Caribbean

Post by Ann L. Phela » Wed, 22 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Has anyone found wind and good gear in any islands aside from:

Antigua
Aruba
Barbados
Bonaire
DR
Margarita

Thanks..Annie

--
Ann Phelan
Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations
P.O. Box 820
S. Dennis, MA 02660
508-385-8174

 
 
 

Windsurfing in non windsurf destinations in the Caribbean

Post by Mike » Wed, 22 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Suuuuure. East side of Grand Cayman Island, at Morritt's Tortuga Resort.
Rock-steady on-shore wind, air-clear water, flat inside the reef or bumpy
outside, and plenty else to do on the day or two it blows only 10 mph. Dec-Feb,
at least.

Mike \m/
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Quote:
> Has anyone found wind and good gear in any islands aside from:

> Antigua
> Aruba
> Barbados
> Bonaire
> DR
> Margarita

> Thanks..Annie

> --
> Ann Phelan
> Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations
> P.O. Box 820
> S. Dennis, MA 02660
> 508-385-8174



 
 
 

Windsurfing in non windsurf destinations in the Caribbean

Post by Peter Traykovsk » Thu, 23 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Hey I've been thinking of going there (Grand Cayman) to dive and windsurf/kite.
What are typical winter Dec-Feb wind speeds, consistency????

-Peter

Quote:

> Suuuuure. East side of Grand Cayman Island, at Morritt's Tortuga Resort.
> Rock-steady on-shore wind, air-clear water, flat inside the reef or bumpy
> outside, and plenty else to do on the day or two it blows only 10 mph. Dec-Feb,
> at least.

> Mike \m/
> To reply directly, remove the SpamDam.


> ? Has anyone found wind and good gear in any islands aside from:
> ?
> ? Antigua
> ? Aruba
> ? Barbados
> ? Bonaire
> ? DR
> ? Margarita
> ?
> ? Thanks..Annie
> ?
> ? --
> ? Ann Phelan
> ? Caribbean Wind ? Sun Vacations
> ? P.O. Box 820
> ? S. Dennis, MA 02660
> ? 508-385-8174

> ?
> ?
> ?


 
 
 

Windsurfing in non windsurf destinations in the Caribbean

Post by kraxe.. » Thu, 23 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Cura?ao, 5 years ago. Constant winds, chop. The beach was called
Seaworld or something like that and I rented BIC boards. Nice locals
but I was the only windsurfing tourist in that days. I hope they are
still as nice.
Krax



Quote:
> Has anyone found wind and good gear in any islands aside from:

> Antigua
> Aruba
> Barbados
> Bonaire
> DR
> Margarita

> Thanks..Annie

> --
> Ann Phelan
> Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations
> P.O. Box 820
> S. Dennis, MA 02660
> 508-385-8174


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Windsurfing in non windsurf destinations in the Caribbean

Post by Laurenc » Thu, 23 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Try BVI

Speak to Jeremy Wright 809 495 2447
He runs a windsurf operation there and knows more than I could ever tell
you.  Look for articles on the annual Hi Ho race to get an idea about BVI

Laurence


Quote:
> Hey I've been thinking of going there (Grand Cayman) to dive and
windsurf/kite.
> What are typical winter Dec-Feb wind speeds, consistency????

> -Peter


> > Suuuuure. East side of Grand Cayman Island, at Morritt's Tortuga Resort.
> > Rock-steady on-shore wind, air-clear water, flat inside the reef or
bumpy
> > outside, and plenty else to do on the day or two it blows only 10 mph.
Dec-Feb,
> > at least.

> > Mike \m/
> > To reply directly, remove the SpamDam.


> > ? Has anyone found wind and good gear in any islands aside from:
> > ?
> > ? Antigua
> > ? Aruba
> > ? Barbados
> > ? Bonaire
> > ? DR
> > ? Margarita
> > ?
> > ? Thanks..Annie
> > ?
> > ? --
> > ? Ann Phelan
> > ? Caribbean Wind ? Sun Vacations
> > ? P.O. Box 820
> > ? S. Dennis, MA 02660
> > ? 508-385-8174

> > ?
> > ?
> > ?

 
 
 

Windsurfing in non windsurf destinations in the Caribbean

Post by Mike » Thu, 23 Nov 2000 04:00:00

It's been many years now, but I recall being told that the normal wind was 6.0
late mornings with 5.0-5.5 afternoons maybe 4-5 days a week. We caught a weak
wind pattern and sailed mostly 6.0s with a couple of 5.5 afternoons. On the days
that peaked at 7.0, we played tourist or dived. Of course, it's among the
world's premiere dive spots, both snorkel and SCUBA. I was more than 30 feet
down in c***tunnels looking at big tarpon hovering in the shadows one minute,
standing in line at the airport counter 10-15 minutes later, and off the ground
15-20 minutes after that.

The reach inside the reef is 2-3 (3-4?)  miles, and we often carried snorkel
gear and just bailed in mid-reach to explore an interesting bottom site. That
reach (port tack from the resort) is smooth; a reef break to starboard offes
swell inside the reef and a path through the reef into the open sea. There are
other sailing sites on Grand Cayman also, from a big bay to sideshore ocean.

The most unique activity was probably swimming with -- as in fondling and
hand-feeding -- 3-foot sting rays. Those things SUCK!!! A dead squid disappears
from your hand in one powerful swoosh as the rays put a 12-amp Hoover to shame.
Just DO NOT step on one laying on the bottom; they're armed. Or maybe it would
have been the submarine rides, shallow or deep (we didn't take the time for
that). Heck, even the turtle farm tour was much more interesting than it sounds.

Mike \m/
To reply directly, remove the SpamDam.

Quote:
> Hey I've been thinking of going there (Grand Cayman) to dive and
windsurf/kite.
> What are typical winter Dec-Feb wind speeds, consistency????

> -Peter


> > Suuuuure. East side of Grand Cayman Island, at Morritt's Tortuga Resort.
> > Rock-steady on-shore wind, air-clear water, flat inside the reef or bumpy
> > outside, and plenty else to do on the day or two it blows only 10 mph.
Dec-Feb,
> > at least.

> > Mike \m/
> > To reply directly, remove the SpamDam.


> > ? Has anyone found wind and good gear in any islands aside from:
> > ?
> > ? Antigua
> > ? Aruba
> > ? Barbados
> > ? Bonaire
> > ? DR
> > ? Margarita
> > ?
> > ? Thanks..Annie
> > ?
> > ? --
> > ? Ann Phelan
> > ? Caribbean Wind ? Sun Vacations
> > ? P.O. Box 820
> > ? S. Dennis, MA 02660
> > ? 508-385-8174

> > ?
> > ?
> > ?

 
 
 

Windsurfing in non windsurf destinations in the Caribbean

Post by Mark H » Sun, 26 Nov 2000 12:10:25

Whatever happened to the windsurfing resort at Chenay Bay, St. Croix, AVI ?
They got wind.  I think it was Lisa Neuberger
who ran the windsurfing school there.

Mark H.
The Bronx

Quote:
Ann L. Phelan wrote...
> Has anyone found wind and good gear in any islands aside from:

> Antigua
> Aruba
> Barbados
> Bonaire
> DR
> Margarita