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PostSubject: Blast Frozen Jam   Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:07 pm

What a weekend.......and in February too!
We really can't thank everyone who showed up enough, some having driven a very long way.

Huge thanks also to the brand reps inc. Star/JN/Blade/Shinn/Axis/Epic/Blankforce/Flexifoil

Sat was no wind but a great spread of kite porn was put on by all the brand reps who showed up. Mulled wine and burgers were dished out during the day followed by the evening in the pub...folowed by the local Valley's like night club!

Sunday we were greeted by wall to wall sunshine and 20knots of cold easterly winds...it is the Blast Frozen Jam after all!
The winds get stronger by mid day.....most were on 9-12m's



I'll post up more details when I get a bit more time ;-)

A shed more pics here:
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PostSubject: Re: Blast Frozen Jam   Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:15 pm











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PostSubject: Re: Blast Frozen Jam   Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:30 am

Hey long time no see great to see your jam was so successful.
your not meant to go that big with a surf board Marc that,s not
right you mad man Laughing any ways i'm a fair weather flyer now so
hope to catch you both in the summer time... Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Blast Frozen Jam   Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:28 am

Epic Kite...Epic Surfboard...Epic hight!

Good to hear from you dude, shame maro et all didn't stick around yesterday as it just got better and better and great to see so many locals show up and support us.
It never actually seemed that busy on the water...strangely!?
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PostSubject: Re: Blast Frozen Jam   Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:39 pm

Missed it because of freekin work.... Evil or Very Mad

Well pissed off..

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PostSubject: Re: Blast Frozen Jam   Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:09 pm

Personally only had the pleasure of attending on Sunday, but a glorious day and there is something special about seeing the sky painted with the colours of kites in that weather!
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PostSubject: Re: Blast Frozen Jam   Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:04 pm

The Blast Frozen Jam
Well, that went well!

After an epic few weeks back in January, it all went a bit erm pete tong in February with only the odd good day popping up so as we approached the annual Frozen Jam weekend here in Porthcawl it didn't look that promising, in fact it looked positively sh*t!

However as the weekend got closer there was a glimmer of hope with a chance of a breeze and sunshine on Sunday at least.

Several people contacted us to cancel they're trip and it started to get a little gloomy, however on Saturday we arrived at Rest Bay Porthcawl to find a great group of keen and hardy reps from kite brands around the UK who'd made the effort to attend. Soon there were loads of both local(ish) kiters but also plenty who'd made big treks to attend!

The day was spent catching up with friends and checking over all the lovely "kiteporn" on offer form the likes of ..........

Star Kites, Blade Kites, Epic Kites, JN Kites, Flexifoil, Axis Boards and Blankforce Boards







There was a huge BBQ running all day with the usual assortment of burgers, sausages and of course a few Tesco's special offers of horse meat.



After we'd packed up the huge amount of 30 plus kites on show we headed back to Blast HQ for a cuppa or two from where we walked the short distance to the Esplanade in Porthcawl for a meal and a few bevies ...a few to many for some!
There were over two dozen out that eve but only a few stupid/drunk enough to carry on to Streets Night Club....if you've seen "The Valleys" you'll have a good idea!



So, Saturday we met all bushy tailed, well most of us, at Coney Beach this time..and it looked promising The winds were cross off at first but as the tide dropped back it started to improve and also increase considerably.



Most people were on 9-12m's, I reckon I would have been better on a 7m personally ;-)







I even managed a good while on the water too!


Photo by local photog: Kevin Thomas


Once we'd all filled our boots (some took a lot of filling as many hadn't been in for as long as 5 months) we warmed up in the Hi Tide bar right on the beach.

This gave us a chance to thank everyone for making the effort to come in person but also to dish out a few little prizes for some random stuff like.........

Youngest Rider...Owen - progression DVD and 1-2-1 tuition with Blast Kiteboarding
Most rescued...Andy from Coventry... fortunately his board not so much him! - T.Shirt..windsurfing is a bit shit!
Best waveriding...Neil - Epic T'Shirt
Most hardcore - Gareth - Blade Flask
Biggest wipeout Tom busted ribs and a trip to A&E but all fine, set of "L" plates
Oldest kiter, our very own Terry just pipping Harry 70 somin' plus!! - Mystic Poncho
Biggest boosting..Martyn - (he was on an Epic Screamer though) ;-) - Epic Cap
Longest on the water Steve P - Epic T'shirt
Shortest Time on the water Abi - Blade Pump
Furthest upwind Dave - T.Shirt..windsurfing is a bit shit!
Oldest retro kite - Ade - Blade T'shirt

Big shout to the sponsors who supported this event....
JN/Epic/Blade/Axis/Blankforce/Flexifoil/Mystic/Star/Airush

Finally, a huge huge thank you to all that came along, got involved, helped out and made The Blast Frozen Jam the success that it truly was, especially Ade for pumping SO many kites up over the w/end.
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