False Bay is a body of water characterized by Cape Hangklip and Cape Peninsula, located in the southwest of South Africa. The bay is 30 km/18.7 mi wide, offering a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and wet damp winters. The east and western shores of the bay are rocky and mountainous with visible peaks rising from the waters, while the northern side comprises a long, curving beach.
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Paragliding in Mount Pleasant, Barbados, Barbados
If you are full of negative thoughts, it’s time to make a reboot. One way to feel free is performing an extreme sport, like paragliding on Mount Pleasant in Barbados. Barbados is an absolutely beautiful island, offering you the chance to relax and recharge your batteries.
More specifically, the spot is lying on the south-eastern side of the island, only 20 minutes from the Grantley Adams International Airport and 28 minutes from the capital. The take off point is found at 13°9’36” (13.16)N; 59°28’14” (59.4707)W and the elevation of the launch area is 161 m/528.2 ft. The landing point is found at 13°9’36” (13.1601)N; 59°28’5″ (59.4683)W and its elevation is 94 m/308.4 ft. Furthermore, the wind direction is from the East, Northeast and Southeast.
Barbados has a tropical monsoon climate. Two main seasons are distinct. The first one is known as the ”dry season”, lasting from June to November and the second is the ”wet season”, lasting from December to May. The temperature averages from 21°C/69.8°F to 31°C/87.8°F. Rainfall is the only fact that could cancel your paragliding plans. Otherwise, there is no high season for this extreme sport, you can exercise it all year round.