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PostSubject: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:18 pm

Some event happening on the weekend?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:28 pm

Not that I know of?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:39 pm

Hay Marc
are you thinking of going out tomorrow ??
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:02 pm

Yes, gonna check wind in am
NW so Rest will be best but needs to be finished and out by 1pm ish
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:04 pm

that sounds good to me!!

1pm ish, is that because of the tide or something else
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:24 pm

Yup high is around 3pm
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:25 pm

Next weekend is big tides also....plus potential very strong winds it could get messy
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:26 pm

We can have our own King of the Air!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:28 pm

Let me know where I will bring the tape measure!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:38 pm

possibly see you at rest tomorrow then.

if the winds right....

will you give me the heads up tomorrow please Marc...

Are you coming Steve ??
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:43 am

Still light winds here at the moment
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:42 am

Still no breeze here at all - think i will have to settle for "extreme dog walking" today Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:21 am

what shitty weather we are having ,,,

but next week is looking up Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:00 am

is rest okay albeit crossshore on a NW as i know NNW is offshore? ie looking to get a session in on saturday?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:09 am

NW is my favourite tbh but as you say NNW can go just that little bit off shore.
Fingers crossed!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:16 am

yeah fingers crossed! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:26 am

Well that just killed it!

http://swanseadesigners.co.uk/weather
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:32 pm

Ahhhh..remember the days when we used to go kiting??...
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:55 pm

Coastal areas to get 'biggest high tides' for two decades - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-31533471

We've got this going on at the weekend too. I've got high hopes for Sunday (assuming I haven't just jinxed it).
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:37 pm

Yup BIG BIG tides and BIG winds hopefully..carnage!

http://www.thesevernbore.co.uk/timetable/4586702434
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:58 am

It's been too long!
Where are people heading tomorrow? Will rest be kiteable and from what time.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:10 pm

I think every man and his dog will be at Rest Bay tomorrow, will be do-able between 11-12 cheers
Other options would be Gennith poss Brey
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:39 pm

Only 2 hours. That's not long enough!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:23 pm

Haha sorry "from" 11-12
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:24 pm

Oh and it will prob be baltic too as Northerly, just got in from the beach and my hands were numb
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:12 am

Baltic isnt the word, this is the SST trend since 1 Jan . Its currently 6C thats cold 3C colder than it was 1 Jan !

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:36 am

Just been over for sunrise (I actually missed it by a minute or so Evil or Very Mad )
It's picking up nicely WNW 24mph


Loads over waiting for the 50ft waves forecast on the net etc haha
It was not particularly big and no waves breaking over the pier at all.

Cold though, hopefully it will warm up with the sun out properly sunny
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:38 am

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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:54 am

Just arrived at rest . Beach won't be long but just at the mo the isn't much wind . Think maybe a a big shower cloud messing with it
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:45 pm

Well that ended up being a cracker!
Cross shore lurrvlyness!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:56 pm

Tomorrow's looking pretty wet but it's my only chance. Is anybody else giving it a go? If they are what time does Rest come good?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:05 am

Just for those planning on braving it today . At Aber beaxh at mo (dog) it's about 20 mph south , grey and rains arrived . Take care later the forecast is 30+
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:12 am

Hi alun - what is the general condition of the abber beach and access down onto it following the very high tides?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:23 am

I am thinking of Rest Bay around 1pm when tide has gone down. Will anybody be out? I guess it will be gusty and wind changing directions between South and SW...and cold...and rain...God I must love kitesurfing!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:35 am

I'm heading over for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:07 am

What are thoughts on a newbie (ish) having a crack at rest this afternoon?
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:10 am

... well I'll be there if you're looking to have a newbie on location... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:29 am

Jessie, Check the wind before you leave . If it really over 20-25 kt. I wouldn't chance it as a newbie.
This time of year the sea is very cold and if things go wrong you can get hypodermic very quickly . The winds tend to be very gusty too. Yesterday had the advantage of sun to make it feel a lot warmer than it was. You will need decent suit, hood and gloves . Pembrey is already showing 30 kt. and Rest and aber much less. As it swings SW this will change and the wind will pick up substantially. Also remember to leave plenty of room between you and the rocks !
Aber is little change bit more sand still a bit of a struggle to get down from the car park, fine by the Navy Club
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:24 am

I've changed my mind. The weather's arrived in Bristol and it's not enticing me out. Plus the wind seems to have died according to the meter. Fingers crossed for next weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:24 am

All excellent points by Alun above.

Yesterday was about as good as it will ever be at this time of the year. The sun makes such a huge difference to both the temp and the overall feel of the day.

BUT, it was still cold in the water and I also wore gloves for the first time in many years as most winters I generally get away with it but not this year (love the merino wool gloves as so thin you can still feel the bar and not get the dreaded forearm burn)


It's absolutely tipping down here now and very little wind 6mph SE (Coney would have been good on a SE)


It was lovely at sunrise though
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:31 am

Yep, wind's died and I think I'll wait for the Frozen Jam now...it's yuk and I don't have a van to change in... *sigh*
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:33 am

Thanks Marc and Alun for eyeball report and very good advice...it should never be taken lightly...next week will be great!
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PostSubject: Re: W/Ending 22nd February   Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:50 am

Thanks Alun... All noted!
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