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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:31 pm

Could I also have everyone's passport details, at some point, no rush, i will shout louder when i need them. Sorry, even those that have been b4, sorry I can't find your details.

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:40 pm

I can't take any more indecision, please can I come as well?
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:08 pm

No ;-)


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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:08 pm

There's still space Ray, that's fine, let me know for definate.
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:08 pm

Ignore Marc. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:37 pm

It's ummm.. defin... yes, it's definite. Where do I sign?
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:53 am

I need £100 deposite Ray please, into the same account as for Portugal. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:02 pm

List of those coming now on page one!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:50 pm

The house is BOOKED!




The pool



another pool



and yet another pool



The living room



One of the double rooms
There some single beds too!

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:07 pm

Its not a house its a mansion! That looks awesome , well done guys cheers where abouts on Hatteras is it? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:43 pm

Erm about 2hrs away from the nearest beach
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Nope it's in Waves which is the main spot we kite, where most of the vid was done with mark and Laura.
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:56 pm

My next challenge is to find a flight at the right price, times, airport etc, which I think I've managed. They are coming up at £620, I will be booking Marc and mine probably in the next week or so as they are only going to go up. Let me know if anyone else would like me to book there's, but I will require payment first :-) and anyone who hasn't given me their passport details, I will need that to :-)

The £620, does not include your kite bag I'm afraid, I think it's $100 each way, payable at the airport. I'm not totally clear on the weight allowance of it either so I will have to check. The airline is United Airlines if anyone else can decifer the wording :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:01 am

HI Sarah/Marc

I am sending you a message with my Passport details and I will meet up somewhere on Saturday to give you the £620 cash for the flights. Please book mine when you book yours...

The house looks fantastic well done.

Not long now cant wait, I will be up on my board by then.

I have a few questions to ask but they can wait till Saturday.

Thanks again...
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:26 am

Good innit!
See you Saturday (if the roads are ok)

http://www.blastkiteboarding.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=492




The pool



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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:32 am

I've had a look at United Airlines baggage, and from what i can tell the $100 kitebag charge is if you have it as your only checked in baggage.

If you travel with a checked bag AND kitebag then the kite bag is subject to the $100 (sports equipment ) and any other excess charges which could also be $100-$150 .
There is a "excess baggage embargo " page and it says that LHR doesn't accept checked baggage in excess of 32kg per item.
http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/embargo.aspx

If anyone else reads this and reads it differently then please correct me Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:59 pm

Sorry guys I have just received an email saying that we are unable to rent this house, below is a copy of the email as to why!

Hello Sarah!

Thank you for your information. Unfortunately, we have a strict family group policy and would not be able to rent to you.

Homes are rented to family groups only. No fraternities, sororities, church, school, civic or other non-family groups are permitted. Additionally all family members less than 27 years old must be supervised by at least two accompanying adults 35 years of age or older at all times during the tenancy.

You may be able to rent from one of the other companies on the island. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your time and patience!

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:07 pm

That sucks!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:36 pm

that's pants!! do they really think 36 yr olds are more responsible then 27 yr olds! Any option to try and come up with a "Family tree" . Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:57 pm

That is one MASSIVE house for a family! And besides... why would a family be any more responsible than a church group? (Even if it's a church group with kites.) That does suck... I hope you guys find a nice alternative.

I'd be jealous of you guys going even if you were living in tents!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:36 pm

I know, just ridiculous!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:53 pm

Can't we be a family group as a few families (couples) will be there at the same time? Aren't most of us over 35 anyway...? We can supervise late 20's kiddies Razz

Silly people! tongue Guess that's why the house isn't taken yet.

Anyway, please include us Savages in flight bookings; we can send payment online to you, just let us know which account. Last check on flights I got £601 each. I read kiteboarding equipment to be $100 each way too, max weight 23kg. Hold baggage 23kg also, so a kite can go in the suitcase too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:07 pm

Still gobsmacked!!

We have discussed ways to try to get around it but it they require all names etc


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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:42 pm

I've just found another house and requested info, we'll post pictures this time when we've defo booked it this time. I'll let u know Sarah when I book the flights, won't b till I hear back about the house.

I read the sports baggage allowance as $100 only if it was over 23kgs?
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:41 am

Hi Sarah and Marc
I thought we were a family,,, Your the parents and we are all your little children, maybe older than you, but thats OK...
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:00 am

This is how I read the baggage situation...

If we're taking surfboards well be charged due to the dimensions regardless of weight...

If the kiteboard or kiteboard container is over 50 pounds (23kg) or is greater than 62 (158 cm) total linear inches (L + W + H), a $100 service charge applies each way. The service charge is in addition to any excess baggage charges that may apply, but first or second bag charges do not apply.

But if the weight and dimensions are less...

If the kiteboard or kiteboard container weighs less than 50 pounds (23kg) and is less than 62 (158cm) total linear inches (L + W + H), the $100 service charge does not apply each way, but, if applicable, the first or second checked baggage service charge applies.

...you get charged for the checked second baggage anyway...

Additional baggage
Customers who travel with checked baggage in excess of the baggage allowance will be charged $100 per piece for travel within the U.S., and between the U.S. and Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For travel to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America, checked baggage in excess of the baggage allowance will be charged $150.
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:28 am

House is all booked, photos to follow. There are a few things in the contract that are a bit extreme, ie if an appliance doesn't work we will not receive any refund, if we loose any towels or sheets we will be charged 3x the rental amount! (Some houses you would have to rent linens and towels but this house already has them, bath towels only!)
This house is actually closer to the kiting spot so the other company actually did us a favour.

I'll be booking flights for those that have paid tomorrow. Anyone else just give me a shout. I have found them for between £602 and £610 upon looking again.

The next and final payment will be due end of march cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:42 am

maui wrote:
if we loose any towels or sheets we will be charged 3x the rental amount! (Some houses you would have to rent linens and towels but this house already has them, bath towels only!)

Shocked Shocked You've got to wonder on the type of clientele they've had in the past. OK, so we need to include beach towels in our luggage. Would it be helpful if we took sleeping bags too....? Wink Wink

Getting a little bit excited now... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:37 am

Brilliant well done Sarah cheers we will have to re check any infantry they provide us just to cover ourselves ! Yeah my count down of working weeks has started , not wishing the weekends away yet though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:08 pm

Abi wrote:
we will have to re check any infantry they provide us just to cover ourselves !


We're having infantry cover out there? Shocked
Is that for when we're down the beach or back at the house? Wink Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:53 pm

Haha oops !! We may need it by the sound of the contracts Shocked * inventory *
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:59 pm

A few pics of the "latest" Blast House















The best pic of all....

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:48 pm

Good work Sarah!!!

Can't wait!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:17 pm

Found this on Vimeo , may be one of the reasons why they are so strict on 'non family groups ' http://vimeo.com/m/6095244 ( beginning and end mainly) in the next years video they said that some were recognised by a shop assistant as being part of the group in the video and the whole outer banks had seen it and it had been played at a rental house conference apparently!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:24 pm

No wonder we are having problems.......
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:24 pm

All flights booked, it worked out at £620 each as I paid with credit card as I'd prefer to have that insurance, just in case. Flight is with Air Canada so it's $100 each way for our kite bags and the weight limit is 32kgs :-) I think.
Ray, I just need your payment and details and I can then get your flight booked :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:56 pm

That's lush !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:14 am

I have just spoken to United Airlines and they say its a $100 each way charge on Kite equipment. Very Happy She said wording was very confusing but as it was a first / second bag, excess baggage charges won't be added on top of the service charge . If you take a third bag (which i don't think applies to any of us ) then you get hit by the massive charges.

Sorry Marc you were right!! Wink tongue

I think with all the combined weight allowances you could move house! 23kg first bag 23kg sports and 20kg as hand luggage!

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:19 pm

That sounds alright to me cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:46 pm

Not long now, flights are all sorted, final payment will be end of March. EVERYONE must go to the following link and get their electronic visa, you will not be allowed to enter America if you don't have one.

http://cibtvisas.co.uk/index.php?login=travelup
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:02 pm

Any idea what the temperature is likely to be?
Winter wetsuit, summer wetsuit or mankini ?

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:33 pm

Yup for you Dave a Mankini!

I usually take my 3/2mm but it will depend vert much on the weather closer to the date, it can go from cold and in a 3/2mm to shorts and rash vest in a day or so there!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:44 pm

maui wrote:
Not long now, flights are all sorted, final payment will be end of March. EVERYONE must go to the following link and get their electronic visa, you will not be allowed to enter America if you don't have one.

http://cibtvisas.co.uk/index.php?login=travelup

Done!!

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:36 pm

Nice 1! I've received an email to say that they have had to change the flight from Chicago to Norfolk, meaning that we've got a longer layover, resulting in 4 hour ish wait I'm afraid. But we are still on holiday cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:50 pm

Oop I had better keep an eye out for that email then , haven't received it yet! Worse case scenario I end up sat in Norfolk waiting for you guys Wink well reminded for the visa too , all my other thoughts had pushed the most important visa out of my head!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:59 pm

cheers Visa done here too!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:13 pm

mines done !!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:08 am

Visa done! cheers It had better be sunny warm and windy! the sooner it comes the better. Had enough of our year long winter!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:08 am

What's the remaining balance we have to pay please? Just need to do some forward planning before our two weeks of kiting heaven... sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras Blast Trip 2013   Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:22 am

The balance, to bring it to £1000, which is what we originally estimated it to be, is £280.

But I'm not sure this is going to be enough to include £50 small food kitty, this is because of the change in house I'm afraid.

So, people can either pay the extra £50 now or we can sort a kitty out when we get there, either way I don't mind.
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