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1. Posted by vanne (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y

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hi everyone,
I am from Argentina and I am planning my first trip to Phuket and wanted to know about accommodation there(for 10 days). would you plase give some advise as to which kite to take and also about the wind conditions in July. I weigh 52 kg and messure 1,57 mts, I`d appreciate it if you could give me some advise. is it convenient to rent kites? is chalong bay a good spot in July?
wlling to make friends!

Thanks!!!!!!
Vanesa

2. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 3y

I know nothing about kite surfing, but do know about scams in Phuket. Many of the operators make much more money with damage extortion scams. Watch what the the scenario is when people return boards to the operators. See if it is a simple, clean process.

Here is just one of many horror stories: Jet Ski Scam

3. Posted by vanne (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y

Hi, thanks for the information, and I'm sorry about not knowing what a "scam" is,
What do you mean by scam? Thanks
Vane

4. Posted by ankitjha (Budding Member 17 posts) 3y

In july it will be good as it will be Monsoon time. And for Kite surfing direction of wind is the most important thing to keep in mind.
Chalong bay is Phuket’s true Kitesurfing spot and the weather is AWESOME!:)

Ankit Jha

5. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 3y

A "scam" is a "con".
Scam

You will return a rental item, then the operator will find some damage and attribute it to you. Not only did you not do the damage in most cases, the money asked for the damage will far exceed any repairs that might be needed. The repair won't be done away, because they will use the damage over and over.

[ Edit: Edited on 11-Apr-2011, at 22:14 by Curt1591 ]

6. Posted by vanne (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y

[quote=ankitjha]In july it will be good as it will be Monsoon time. And for Kite surfing direction of wind is the most important thing to keep in mind.
Chalong bay is Phuket’s true Kitesurfing spot and the weather is AWESOME!:)

Ankit Jha[/quot
Thanks a lot for the information!!!!
kind regards
Vane

7. Posted by vanne (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y

Hi,
do you know if there's any difference between kitesurfing in Chalong Bay, Rawai Beach(friendly) or Karon/Patong beach?? as I see them on the map, they seem to be quite far from each other, and, besides, on different sides of the city. Do you know if wind conditions are different ?
Thankss!!!
Vane

Quoting ankitjha

In july it will be good as it will be Monsoon time. And for Kite surfing direction of wind is the most important thing to keep in mind.
Chalong bay is Phuket’s true Kitesurfing spot and the weather is AWESOME!:)

Ankit Jha

8. Posted by ankitjha (Budding Member 17 posts) 3y

@vane...
thanks buddy...
I was miss guided. But now i know it..I just googled it out.