What is a Kite?
In Euclidean geometry, a kite is a quadrilateral with reflection symmetry across a diagonal. Because of this symmetry, a kite has two equal angles and two pairs of adjacent equal-length sides.
Kite Suppliers In South Africa
Address: 368 Main Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800, South Africa
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm
Phone: +27 21 762 2441
Hi-Fly Kites (Online Web Shop) www.hiflykites.co.za
Address: Hilton, South Africa
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: +27 63 276 8388
Big Air Kite Shop and School
Address: Inside Blowfish Restaurant, 1 Marine Dr, Table View, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4:30 pm
Phone: +27 84 612 5025
Is kite good for kite flying in South Africa?
South Africa is one of the leading kitesurfing destinations on the planet, with a high season running from November through to April – South African summer.
At this time of the year, conditions are perfect for kiting, with average daytime temperatures of between 28 and 32˚C and ideal wind conditions almost every day.
How to choose a kite?
How to Select the Right Kite Size
- Large kite for lighter winds (14-18m) – 8-15mph.
- Medium kite for medium winds (11-13m) – 15-20mph.
- Small kite for higher winds (5-9m) – 20-25 mph.
Do all kites fly the same?
Though kites come in many shapes and sizes, the forces which act on the kite are the same for all kites. You can compare these forces to the forces that act on an airliner in flight and you will find that, replacing the thrust with the tension in the line, they are exactly the same.