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PostSubject: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:54 am

Taking note of those interested in this trip again, anyone interested let us know

http://swanseadesigners.co.uk/hatteras-kitesurf-holiday
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:40 pm

Interested for sure
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:20 pm

Put my name down for that.
Defo..........bounce
when do you want the deposit ??
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:53 pm

OK so far interested

Marc
Sarah
St3vet
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Luke
Steve (hall)


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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:04 am

Hi Marc I was just looking through the REST website and found this write up.
maybe this will answer the guys question on Hatteras wind
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Cape Hatteras Wind Stats
BY REAL WATERSPORTS


In Cape Hatteras, North Carolina we get to kite 20 or more days a month, 12 months a year. The wind stats below, taken directly from IKitesurf.com, show this and even more.

Number of days per month with “kiteable” winds over 16mph for 2009:

January : 24
February : 24
March : 28
April : 28
May : 24
June : 27
July : 29
August : 23
September : 22
October : 22
November : 21
December : 20

You’ll see several interesting trends in this data. The first is that it is windy year round. We live here and get to ride 20 or more days every month. There is no exception to this rule since 1998, when kiteboarding first started here.

The next is that the number of rideable days seems pretty even year round. The lowest is December at 20 days and the highest is July at 29 days.

This brings us to our third topic of discussion, that being July being the windiest month of the year. This comes as a huge surprise to a lot of kiteboarders, but not to us that work at REAL and live here year round. July (and June and August for that matter) have produced epic conditions with wind almost every day. While Spring and Fall have a huge reputation for stronger winds and numbers of days on the water, Summer winds are generally more consistent on a days per month basis. The reason the Spring/Fall reputation gained so much steam was from the windsurfing era when home rentals were less money to rent during the Spring and Fall “off tourist seasons”. The Summer season never had a chance to strut its stuff to windsurfers and therefore show how windy and consistent it was.

Not displayed in these numbers are the high wind speeds we see here in Cape Hatteras. While “average” days are in the 20’s and 30’s mph, we often get 40+mph requiring kites in the 5m and 7m range to effectively ride. Riding in the Winter months, the wind has even more power and punch. If you are riding all Winter, you’ll definitely need a 6m and 8m (or 5m and 7m) to not get made a fool of by mother nature…..

Year round, Cape Hatteras sees winds from around the clock as far as direction is concerned. This is OK since Cape Hatteras is 35 miles away from the mainland and any wind obstructions, making any wind direction a clean and steady wind to kite in. Generally Spring sees a good mix of SW and NE winds with some NW and North winds. Summer sees the NE die out and the SW take all the glory, with a few S and SE showing up in August and September. Fall winds show the SW fading away, replaced by NW,N and NE. Winter sees a pretty even mix of every direction on the compass with northerly winds being cooler and southerly winds being warmer.
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:18 pm

But there is more too it than just wind stats.

Dimitri at Epic (he lives there) always says best times to visit OBX are May or October (missing the hurricane season) this is for many reasons. It's generally warm enough as we have seen but it's also quiet compared to the summer season when the roads/shops/restaurants/beaches become rammed but it can also be infested with mozzies.

My first trip to OBX was for a dealer trip with Epic during the month of October but the weather was all over the place, good winds but was both warm and then freezing cold, I've done a few trips there in October now including my last one which was when Hurricane Sandy hit us..big!

Ultimately the stats show once again luck plays a big factor like anywhere.
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:46 pm

I agree Marc,

the two holidays Ive had there have been in May, beaches are empty and the water has been lovely and warm.

And Im going again this year.....
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:38 pm

Good news guys, I've found a house for the 6 of us, but it is £65 per person extra, there is room for 1 or 2 more people to join us so if we get more it'll obviously b reduced. I will need the full amount for the house and I will b booking the flights then over the next week or so. Please transfer the money into the normal account, if you haven't been with us b4 give me a shout and I'll give u the details.
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:54 pm

This is spooky - I had an offer of a job withdrawn today because I explained I would need time off in May (they appear to have a no holiday leave policy during the first 6 months probationary period)

Please pm me the account details and the amounts required

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:58 pm

Fab news, well done Sarah.

So how much do you want?   ( you said the full amount for the house).  

Or do you mean £1200 ??
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:02 pm

Just had a quick look at flights and found a flight with British Airways for £700 and their sports allowance is pretty good to, £65 each way, but this is payable at the airport. If you guys can pay this also ASAP, I will hopefully get this to. I think the total amount is going to be roughly £1300 ish, hope that's ok.

So for now I need £965, for the house & flight.
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:07 pm

great Can I drop mine in on Thursday ?
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:08 pm

do you have any details/photos of the house Sarah ?
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:11 pm

Will have all the details on the house on our website asap
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:12 pm

Sarah ,

On Saturday St3v3T said he love cooking, so I will let him do my share of the cooking....

I know, I know, i'm too kind to him, but he is a nice man and a friend !!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:13 pm

Good man Marc

Looking forward to it very much.....
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:30 pm

Here ya go:
http://www.swanseadesigners.co.uk/hatteras-kitesurf-holiday/
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:35 pm

Hope you like extra poison tony - special recipe just for you!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:37 pm

I know do don't mean that STEVE, look ill peel the potatoes for you....
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:42 pm

that looks fab Marc & Sarah ..... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:52 pm

Hope it got a potato peeler that fits Tony's hand!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:02 pm

Dont worry Steve I have a swiss army pocket knife that will peel anything...

Marc, whats the house called?
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:39 pm

erm a house!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:10 am

Hi Shara

Can you please confirm safe receipt of money sent over on 03/03/2015

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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:02 pm

Sorry Yes I have it Steve thanks, just need your DOB to finish flight booking
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:14 pm

FINALLY, the flights are booked, a nightmare, as usual trying to get everything right.
Flights are booked with British Airways, details are:

outbound
Saturday 2nd May from Heathrow, 10.15, terminal 3, US729

inbound
Arriving on SUNDAY 17th 06.50 AA106

The additional cost for kite gear should be just £65 each way, as opposed to £100-£150 that it is with other airlines.
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:23 pm

Bloody well done!

Best I tell my new wife now that I'm off on holiday for a couple of days

This is a great opportunity for her to decorate the kitchen, hall and master bedroom
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:28 pm

steve you should be afraid what she could do in your time in Hatteras ,,,,
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:32 pm

rubbing down wood work, filling, sanding down and painting?

Hope she takes radiators off the wall to paint behind properly!

Lucky, lucky girl.............
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:34 pm

you wish !!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:36 pm

Watch this space...".....
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:42 pm

while she's paint you better start packing......
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:06 pm

Assuming I don't get stabbed to death in my sleep tonight - see Ya when you get back
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:35 pm

Hi Marc/Sarah

Hows the booking going ??
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:35 pm

Flights, house all booked!! Yay!

And now we have 4 more wanting to come, seeing what we can do as we speak!
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:01 pm

So the house is now filled, 10 people now coming. Just a heads up I'm going to need the final amount within the next 2 weeks, the total is looking to b around £1250 as we will need a 3rd car this year due to 10 of us. Closer to last years cost than I thought it would be  Very Happy (It will be £50 for the late booking guys as flights have gone up a little)
So the final amount I will need is £285 please.
Please remember this does not include the cost of your kite gear on the flight, fuel for the cars or the majority of your food, the kitty is mainly for breakfast and lunches Wink
Tony would u mind being a driver again  Cool


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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:42 pm

No prob, Sarah.

I have just text you ref money ..
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:46 pm

Adjusted, I was never very good at maths
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PostSubject: Re: Hatteras, OBX, North Carolina, USA   Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:04 pm

I am !!!

have you decided how your getting to the airport now the flights are booked ??
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