In this part we will look at the locations of the “House” thermals. Knowing where they are could be the differance between  one of those absolutely magic paragliding flights or a short “foofie” which to me is a blessing as well….

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House themals on Lions Head

The image above shows the house thermals on on the South-Western side. The two most reliable house thermals are the two coming from the two big rocks right in the middle of the slope and just below the path that takes you to the Top take off site.

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House thermals on Lions Head

The image above shows the thermals on the South to South-Eastern side. Please remember that should explore these areas in a very well developed Wind shadow and make sure that you have enough height to make the glide to the designated landing area.

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House thermals on Lions Head

The image above shows the house thermals on the Western side of Lions Head. The strongest thermal can be found on the big rock right in the middle of the slope. In wind shadow conditions we often find nice gentle thermals over the rocky areas, especially in the morning as this side of the slope gets more sunlight.

 

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Stephan Kruger

Owner & Founder of Fly Cape Town Paragliding at Fly Cape Town Paragliding
Stephan is the owner of Fly Cape Town Paragliding. He is an avid tandem, competition and aerobatics paragliding pilot He loves to share the joy of paragliding flight with anyone who is keen...He is also a qualified paragliding instructor and a paragliding endurance athlete.
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