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PostSubject: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:44 am

Looking good  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:35 am

already pushing almost 30mph
Small kites only....not 12m and self launching conditions
No lessons today..too gusty still

We were going to head to west wales for two days but watching weather first or we will just stay put in sunny/windy Porthcawl
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:34 am

Marc If you out this afternoon pray tell where - would be great to watch the "pros" doing their thing
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:55 am

Heading in at Rest, small kite weather again
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:02 pm

Off down Aber now.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:38 pm

7m weather and sunny here in Mauritius. One Eye is just incredible and although I could never do it justice it's fun to be out there getting the occasional ride, I would definitely get a surfboard if we had these kind of conditions. There are some spectacular riders out here and some amazing windsurfers too. Marc and Sarah, this is somewhere you have to come to! More of the same tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:47 pm

cracking day at aber well powered on the 9m one of the best this year, where you staying in Mauritius James thinking of doing a week there in October
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:50 pm

Short but sweet at Aber, could have stayed out for ages longer. Lesson of the day...screwdriver.

Ready for more tomorrow though. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:00 pm

JamesVegas wrote:
7m weather and sunny here in Mauritius. One Eye is just incredible and although I could never do it justice it's fun to be out there getting the occasional ride, I would definitely get a surfboard if we had these kind of conditions. There are some spectacular riders out here and some amazing windsurfers too. Marc and Sarah, this is somewhere you have to come to! More of the same tomorrow.

It's deffo on our list of spots to do!
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:09 pm

Sort a Blast trip out there.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:36 pm

Yeh next year maybe  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:38 am

Morning, looking at heading down for about 2pm today where is it all happening today Aber or Rest.

What's the parking situation at Aber these days? Have'nt been there since April!!
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:43 am

What do you drive? If you've got a big van, you're not going to be impressed. 
If you've got a car or a small van, you'll be fine. 

Anyone out after work (17:00)?
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:48 am

We'll be at rest from 11am.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:48 am

I'm off down Aber, maybe this rain will stop. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:16 pm

what a day at rest!!!

fully lit on a 9m then had to switch to 7m around 2pm when it was awsum.

Nice big boosty airs followed by an amazing crash witnessed by Valdez. Damage so far a popped rib, but hey no pain no gain. Very Happy 

Kite hard or go home cheers cheers lets bring on another day tomorrow assuming body holds up.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:29 pm

Another smokin 7m day at rest, sunshine all afternoon until the blackest weather front arrived!..
Spectacular off from craig well worthy of a you tube moment!!
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:18 pm

Bit up and down at Aber, but good times nonetheless Very Happy

More tomoz? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:58 am

Yeah a great afternoon at Aber fully depowered on the 9m Renegade but so much fun. Every time it,s a different experience that,s what makes this sport so great. Best day ever well worth the 160 mile round trip. Good call by Richie regarding the big storm that blew through later, not much left in the legs by that time anyway. The 2 guys that stayed out managed to survive it thankfully.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:25 am

Will be at Aber 1030 for lessons today, looks a little less extreme than the last few days and the suns out and the cafe is open!
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:06 am

We checked Rest but decided to head down Fresh West as planned...pissed down all the way then clear blue skies and sunshine rest of day...big surf and only Sarah and I out!

Parked here now having breakfast in the Blast Bus!  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:19 am

There is some bloke out here on a pink Epic kite! It's Andy, twelve hours halfway across the world and you bump into someone from your local beach. Nice little run up the mountain this morning, that's One Eye in the background!

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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:38 pm

Nice one James.

Another cracker at Fresh West...bit smaller surf and lighter winds but the sun came out and turned it into another 'best day ever"
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:39 am

Nice day for lessons at aber yesterday, sunny and had whole beach to ourselves..perfect!
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:07 am

Not a bad day down west yesterday




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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:12 am

So where is it going to be a nice day today ???
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:18 am

I'll be down Aber @ 1700. 
Let's hope it doesn't swing off shore again.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:24 am

Do you over night in the car park marc?
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:08 am

Rest or Aber has potential today....
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:40 am

Thunder and lightning in Cardiff, but the wind meter seems to be heading in the right direction!
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:47 am

Rest or Aber !!!  scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:54 am

Given the option I think I'd always go Rest. It's the metallic taste of the sea at Aber and the nice view of the cooling towers that does it for me....

The tide is in our favour today as well - I just hope that aren't hordes of surfers bobbing up and down on the sea living the dream.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:04 am

I did try Aber yesterday but the wind did swing around to cross/off.

Rest i think will be the best for the wind direction today, as its pretty much like yesterday.

When you drink as much sea water as I do, you have to think of what your drinking.!!

Cant drink and drive, you know  Evil or Very Mad 
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:14 am

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I'll be down Aber @ 1700. 
Let's hope it doesn't swing off shore again.

looking at the forecast Vic, the weather is much the same as yesterday

and it did swing off shore yesterday...

I think rest would be the best choice.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:22 am

I'll check closer to the time but if it looks good, I'll be at Rest @1710.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:46 am

Im watching the wind speed  bounce 
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:21 am

Bit inconsistent isn't it!
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:34 am

True...

Is anyone out who could give an update ????
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:43 pm

I was there most of the day...waiting with uber keen students but it didnt happen
Got hit by a few huge dark rain clouds earlier too..with lightning!
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:56 pm

pitty much like the weather I was learning in....
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:50 pm

Will be down Aber tomorrow (Saturday) all day with lessons  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:07 am

Already 17-18mph WNW

Where'd the summer go though?
Definitely got a autumnal feel to it now.


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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:08 am

AlunJ please please sort the Aberavon weather station out..been over a year now  Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:34 am

is the direction okay at aber, usually give it a miss with any north in it incase it swings offshore which it often does Sad
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:52 pm

Just a reminder having watched too more numpty's self launch today RIGHT in front of the rocks and then proceed to walk all the way to the water at low tide

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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:12 pm

I see this all the time, saw some nearly disappear up the dunes self launching in nearly 40kts at Weston last week. He was less than a line length away from the dunes, yet there was tens of kiters around to launch him. In Kos, loads of people launching just upwind of a large metal post. They couldn't be assed to walk 100m's up the beach!

I am sure it's since the advent of kites that are easy to self launch, loads of kitesurfers about and yet someone will self launch a few feet away. What happened to asking for a launch?



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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:13 pm

It was a pretty shitty session at Rest today, choppy with almost no swell running and the wind was strangley holey.
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:20 pm

Hmm, I thought it would have been ok at Rest. Aber was similar tbh...wind dropped right off at one point and then kicked back in after a few minutes.
The lack of surf deffo makes for more chop!
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:23 pm

Yeah, I went to Aber first, it was gusty and so headed back Rest expecting it to be better... It wasn't! Which was surprising TBH...
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PostSubject: Re: W/ending 17th August    Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:41 am

Sunny at aber, breezy and white caps..
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