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PostSubject: W/Ending 24th Aug   Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:24 pm

What a day at Rest Bay...NW is my all time favourite for this beach too.
Nicely lit on the 8m Surf with short lines (didn't realise till I landed it, thought it seemed bloody quick)

And now got a parking solution for the van and our students at Aber..more to follow!


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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:41 pm

Rest Bay today

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:35 am

Was cracking cross-shore at Rest yesterday,..powered up on a 7m all afternoon, I came off at 6.00pm and it was getting better, would have been a perfect sundown session.
Stoked my youngest daughter nailed day 2 boardstarts and first 25m runs yesterday and lovin it, looks like another regular seat taken up in the van sunny 
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:34 am

Checked the winds later, it actually dropped right off later so I think we had the lions share dude.
Slight chance of lighter winds this arvo....
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:02 am

Anyone at the coast for a wind report? Thinking of Rest later but not sure if there's enough?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:52 am

Rain shower just killed it!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:59 am

Did you get on the water at all?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:33 pm

Oops. Posted in the wrong week:

Any suggestion for tomorrow??? Wind should come up in the afternoon but it's NW again, so I guess not good for Aber and the tide will be high by 3:24 at Rest...hmmmm... What are the options? Give to Rest and sit tight?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:01 am

On a NW Rest will be best or down the Gower at Gennith or Broughton
I'm hoping to check Rest this eve
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:03 am

Ok, will be there too later...
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:30 pm

Just been to Rest...it's quite light!!  No 
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:42 pm

Wasn't it also hi tide?
Anybody about tomorrow? Slightly tempted to get one in b4 the windless weekend.
Pm looks ok.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:01 pm

I'm gonna be down Aber all day tomorrow (lessons)
Will be parking at the Navel club though  Cool ...damn height restrictions!  Evil or Very Mad 
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:20 pm

passed the naval club yesterday and wondered if thats the place you had in mind. perfect location Smile there was a barrier there tho, does that mean you got keys for it?

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:52 pm

We have negotiated a deal for Blast and our students  Wink 

Hopefully we will have our own key within the next week or so for the front car park, until then we will be using the back one, behind the cafe
We can also use the loos and the bar etc
Post lesson drinks are a go!

It also means we will be up in front of the dunes as soon as entering the beach (where we all should be)  Wink 



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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:54 pm

Will be joining you...I'm free all day. Forecast I'd looking good!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:12 pm

Top result Marc Smile

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:15 am

St3v3t is now officially unemployed!!! I suspect my kite surfing will improve at a rapid rate of knots in the coming weeks - yahooooooooooooooooo
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:28 am

Congrats dude, see you at the Beach!
About to leave for Aber...20mph average at the moment and a family for lessons!  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:17 am

Just need to get my £50 a week surf seekers allowance sorted with job centre :-)
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:14 am

Hoping to get to Rest for about 17:30. 
Can anyone give me a weather report?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:14 am

I didn't think the beach was available at Rest until later on tonight? Hoping to head somewhere as well for 530 / 6ish...

Marc, how is Aber?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:59 am

Port Talbot is windy/overcast/sunny so i'm going to head to Aber first, if it's no good I'll head to Rest.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:01 pm

sounds like a good plan - see you out at Aber
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:26 pm

Sorry didn't have a signal at the beach....great day but man the winds were up and down like a hore's drawers!
Not looking that good for tomorrow sadly, maybe late pm
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:47 pm

ps it really picked up when everyone packed up

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:17 pm

Wow. Really picked up!
I was too knackered to take much more.
Did your students get out or was it too much?

Thanks for the try on the Renegade.
I meant to tell you when I packed it up I noticed the spare pump nozzles in the sand, so I put them in the top pocket of the bag.. (Wasn't me that pulled them off...I didn't even use the pump..used me own)

Hope to see you all next w/e.

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:30 pm

Picked me right up and dumped me from a great height, but I managed to land it Very Happy
Was that you out with me in the rain Dave?

See you next w/e Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:04 pm

Cheers Dave...they did brilliantly later in the water after you'd gone..the wind picked up again  Cool 

Nice Vic  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:34 pm

Meant to say, bet the 9m Renegade had as much low end as your 10m but also more high end?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:06 pm

seconds away from pumping up the Infinity.....my 11 did me proud
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:56 am

Anyone in Porthcawl for a wind report please? Malc's could be picking up, but it could be an illusion??
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:29 am

blast wrote:
Meant to say, bet the 9m Renegade had as much low end as your 10m but also more high end?

Hard to be sure. Low end- I think so due, to the crisper turning.
High end....when it picked up I was fully de powered and pretty maxed out. A bit of a handful on the Shinnster. Came back downwind with the throttle stuck down & no brakes (just like the old days!) more board and rider than kite I guess. Would have been better on an epic bar with a bit more throw.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:06 pm

Yup the extra throw really does make a huge difference....I really struggle now if I use another bar with regular throw especially wave riding or kiteloops too.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:48 am

Anyone planning to go to aberavon today?

Think rest will be really busy!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:54 am

Depends what the wind does, hovering around 13mph NW at the moment, NW can be dodgy at Aber as it can swing cross off in the blink of an eye plus be very on and off!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:13 am

Looks to have gone more West now, will prob chheck Aber in next hour, i have to pick up the Keys to the Blast Car Park anyway!  Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:22 pm

Not a lot of wind tomorrow so a few of us regulars are taking to the hills instead, if anyone fancy's a gentle ride up Afan or Glyncorrwg let us know and we can meet up in the morning...emphasis is firmly on fun, not strava times (whatever they are)
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:16 pm

Keen for what ever biking tomorrow Smile , looking forward to it ! I've even cleaned the grime off my bike ! Forgot it was white !
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:20 pm

Oh I've made a sandwich too Wink
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:07 pm

Picnic at the top then!  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:05 am

Well another week of 35 degrees, banging winds, rash vest boardies and sunnies, high factor, waves, down winders...Fuerta definitely delivered...
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:20 am

splash wrote:
Well another week of 35 degrees, banging winds, rash vest boardies and sunnies, high factor, waves, down winders...Fuerta definitely delivered...

mmm, payback time eh splash!! bounce 
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:16 am

Well overdue rich...haven't had a good run of consecutive sessions for weeks...feel recharged now, looking forward to a windy wavey autumn and winter!!!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 24th Aug   Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:32 pm

Oh I hope so!!

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