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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:14 am

Day off so heading to rest bay forecast looking good 7 m packed and ready to go. Forecast doesn't look too crazy.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:20 am

It's anything from 34-42 mph! Think your 7m may b too big. We're waiting for it to calm down a bit 1st.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:34 am

Gotta love the British weather...last time I could get out, too little wind, this time too much. I'll have to work on my patience as well as my skills.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:46 am

Unfortunately that's our typical winter....hopefully it will drop around mid day.
Your kit is ready for your collection though :-)
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:53 am

Woo-hoo!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:02 am

Where are folks thinking? Rest Bay? Looks as though the tides are generous today.

Valves on 9m and 11m repaired - which will be useful for today....
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:21 am

I'm setting off for the coast, be there by midday. Yes big tide so there should be enough time at Rest. Anyone thinking of Aber to avoid the tide problem?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:28 am

high tide is at 6.30 so should be ok till 3.30 I think.

Looks as though it's gone NW as well....
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:35 am

I hadn't noticed the NW direction, will go for Rest then. Should be W/SW according to the forecast, what's going on? See you there.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:53 am

Winds seem to be subsiding a little, it's 24-28mph now and WNW

Planning Rest Bay for 12pm
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:56 am

In the van and about to set off for Rest
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:32 am

blast wrote:
It's looking quite southerly for Saturday and that only means one thing around here...lighter winds than shown forecast.

That's interesting thanks - does that apply to all South Wales (from Porthcawl to Pembrey at least) or just more local to Aberavon?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:53 am

Yeh the further west you go the less wind shadow from across the channel.

The wind has dropped off loads here, now NW and 20mph or so.. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:55 am

I'm up for going out if it's suitable
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:04 am

Ha in my naivety I thought the weather people would know about the existence of Devon, but I guess it's a pretty mysterious county Wink
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:53 pm

Well that was an erm interesting day!
Up and down like a whore's drawers but came good in the end, even a bit of sunshine.
I also managed another session (wave with 9lives) where it was also on and off..great on the 8m Surf for a while though.

It's hammering down here right now.

It will be interesting to see what we get tomorrow, looks better for the am.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:30 pm

Still up for a session tomorrow if it's suitable. Travelling from Cardiff - will check here in the morning.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:46 pm

Today....

Andrew FFF


DaveTaff in gloves ffs




Louise



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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:24 pm

Thanks for pics Mark. Yes wind came in the end nearly gave up waiting though - glad I didn't. Nice afternoon in the end.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:58 am

Looks lovely . Amazing given how the day started ! Today is very south again here . Low tide is 12:30 ? Where to go ? Pembrey will be a big walk !
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:27 am

Bigger pembrey at low tide. It seems windy enough here even though the meter is reading low I suspect it's just not getting in to the meter cos of the direction.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:59 am

It's got a little East in it so coney may well work.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:28 am

Is there a specific time that you guys meet up? If you don't mind having me along that is - don't want to take up anyones time but would be good to say hi and not be kiting alone.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:47 am

Not really keep an eye here . I'm not sure if we Will kite today but I am sure someone will be out but as you have said , kiteing alone isn't a good plan !
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:00 am

Just checked Coney and it looks fine, doubt I'll bother tbh though as we have tickets for the Wales game this arvo.

Rest Bay is pumping surf 5-6ft...cross off.

May pop over and take some pics if anyone is out though?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:01 am

AJ you not gonna do Coney are you? What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:03 am

Cheers Marc, Heading to Coney for a quick session. Should be there in an hour....
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:13 am

Still gusting over 50 down west, hoping it settles later...
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:48 am

Nice little session ! Rest is so nice when we get a south that works
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:11 am

Off for a MTB now . Maybe do whites tomorrow if no wind see how the trail works have turned out

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:29 am

Wind has picked up on the sensors, and I failed to come meet you guys, so think I'm getting the mtb out too. Cwmcarn probably :-)
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:55 pm

Good session, was way overpowered on my new big board. Will take some getting used to, I need to downsize a couple of metres compared to what I'm used to!

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:27 pm

What did you get a Sporty?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:06 pm

North Spike. Something big and different from my lost board. Just in case it turned up, I didn't want two identical boards. Although after a month, that looks unlikely anyway. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:30 pm

Interesting choice for the winter! Is it the Textreme one?


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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:00 pm

Could have/Should have.... demo'd our Oxygen Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:28 pm

That Oxygen is shorter than my TT! Talking about board sizes I've gone from 133 to 136 and now 140 x 40. I personally love the bigger size board now, much better low end and it doesn't feel like a big board. 7cm makes a big difference......
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:42 pm

JamesVegas wrote:
Interesting choice for the winter! Is it the Textreme one?

LOL, Yeah, but it's a board that I will need to use ALL year round. It just happens that I needed it now. Also you need to remember I'm 17st. Embarassed It's not the Textreme one, that was too much £££. I had to buy this one over 12 months! It came (or rather the old one 'went') at a real bad time for me. Been constantly spending this year.

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:06 pm

Did you scout the local freeads/ebay for the board?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:25 pm

Yup James, the Oxygen is meant to be shorter but is wide and very flat rocker, it's so that it can still do stuff not just be good in light winds (like the Blankforce Doors we also have) It can be thrown around, has pop etc
We have a demo along with a boot full of other demo boards so people can try them and see for themelves, don't like don't buy, simple.

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:59 pm

blast wrote:
Could have/Should have.... demo'd our Oxygen  Laughing
http://www.blastkiteboarding.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=378

Yeah, should have had a go I guess, thanks for the offer Marc. Also, I like my piccy on FB, cheers for that.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:57 am

Is anyone out in porthcawl today?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:10 am

Not much wind forecast today . Keep an eye on the meter . It's lovely sunshine and showers at the moment
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:13 am

Thanks Alun. I'll cherish the sunshine in the meantime!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:34 am

the meter is showing slightly more than forecast, if anyone thinks it's worth a session today I'll come out
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:08 am

I'll pop over later and then decide, still looks light here but meter is showing 17-19mph at Rest.
I have to dry and pack some kites anyway. Cool Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:13 am

Anyone considering Abber this afternoon?

Think rest will be packed out with surfers?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:33 am

Just walked dog here . There was no wind worth talking about
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 9th November   Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:40 am

Also just got back from Rest...border line to say the least!
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