KITESURF CONDITIONS & EQUIPMENT SIZE IN LAGOS 2021
DECEMBER 28, 2020
Kitesurf Lagos – 5 tips about kitesurfing for beginners in Lagos.
The first time I wrote a memo about kitesurf in Lagos a long time ago. It was a very necessary and relevant article, but since then everything has changed and very much! Who wants to neigh, can read the original, below I will present my vision of the current situation.
First, let’s decide on what kitesurf equipment to ride in Lagos. In the sky, naturally to the kite!! The size of the kite which is most useful in Lagos for beginners:
1 KITE SIZE.
14m – for big boy 100 kg
12m – for a guy 80kg
9 – 10m for dry and technical guys 75-65 kg
Girls 10-9-8m if you weigh 60-50-45
7–5m for kids 35–25 kg.
This is a sign for kitesurf beginners, and smart and experienced do not need advice, and so they know what to ride. On his feet, a kiteboard must have either a kiteboard or a waveboard, in rare cases a foilboard.
In Lagos, the blowing often is sometimes very strong, and usually everyone kitesurfer on slightly larger or smaller boards. Here, too, you can make the simplest recommendations for how long a kiteboard to buy:
2 Kiteboard Size.
142 cm for a Big boy 100 kg,
138 cm for a guy 80kg,
135-133 for dry and technical guys 75-65 kg,
girls 134-130 cm if you weigh 60-50-45,
128–125cm for children 35–25 kg.
3 Waveboard volumes.
There are a huge number of methods for choosing wave kitesurfs (not kiteboards), they are different in purpose and the parameters vary depending on what it makes the board for.
The simplest and most correct criterion for choosing a kitesurf for yourself: the volume of the board should be approximately equal to your weight divided by 3. For example, 100kg: 3 = 33 liters, or 75kg: 3 = 25 liters.
If, when choosing a surf, you do not adhere to this scale, nothing terrible, it is just that such a kitesurf will not be universal, and in certain conditions your riding will be more like torment and bathing.
4 WIND FORECAST.
If we talk about the strength of the wind in Lagos and ask how often it blows from three different people, you will immediately understand everything is very difficult. Wind statistics differ from year to year, you can check here.
It turns out that the blowing in the summer in Lagos according to statistics is about the same, although it feels much more in June – July, and much less in November than in other months.
How to know if the wind will blow tomorrow the day after tomorrow in a week? The forecast for tomorrow most often has properties to come true, but about more distant dates, the percentage of sales drops sharply.
The predicted wind may weaken, change direction, move one day forward or backward. If they postpone it, then the cyclone is weakening and there will be less wind, when the wind comes earlier than the scheduled time, hurray, it will be possible to kitesurf it cool.
However, if there is a steady trend: like a few days of wind in the same direction, this forecast is likely to come true.
5 WHERE TO CHECK WIND FORECAST.
There is also a scale in Lagos. The most popular site windguru, if we compare what it predicted and what actually blows. Forecast number two – windfinder has a problem, most of the times is incorrect. Because of the peculiarities of the relief, some wind directions there are stronger, and some are not.
For Lagos, you can also make these kinds of modifiers. It is enough just to have in mind the following coefficients: if the North directions are blowing, the wind will be 1,5 times stronger than predicted.
The higher the forecast, the greater the coefficient, for example, on June 15, the forecast was a maximum of 16 knots, in fact it was blowing 25 knots. If south winds blow, it can give opposite coefficients for Lagos, the wind will be at least 2 times lighter than predicted.
The forecast is a forecast, but before you break into a spot, mint the actual wind at the weather station on the windguru, there are several of them at once and all are online!