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9th April 2019
Multisport - Trip Report: El Medano, Tenerife
Surf / Sea State:
Air Temperature: 20-28
Sea Temperature: 19-20
I wind and kitesurfed 43 out of 83 days on my 86l quad windsurfer for 30
sessions and kite for 27.
Sails used: 3.7m (4),4.2m (5), 4.7m (8), 5.3m(10); 11m kite (27) equivalent
to 6m-7m windsurfing for me (85kg). With less and lighter windy days this
year kiting gave a wider wind range for luggage allowance. When not sailing
I SUPed in flat water which was pleasant, swam a 700m stretch a few times,
snorkled, hiked through stunning scenery unique to volanic islands, and
otherwise chilled in the good cafes and restaurants.
Sunny, 1 day rain and several partly rain and cloudy.
Waveriding: starting to get bottom and top turns, though harbour wall was
poor and only a few days with shore break waves.
Kiting: can usually get upwind of where I started, though El Medano is a
challenging place to learn as water is choppy, wind sometimes gusty, busy,
and quickly run out of beach. Loads of windsurfing and kiting experts and
champions ready with tips which helped
Holiday ended on 17 no-wind days, returning the day after I leave - c'est
la vie. If waves were better would have been a 5* stay.
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