BKSA Redcar Round 6

Craig Sparkes
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Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:02 am

I know its smart casual but what are people going, shirt jeans? or shirt and trousers etc.........
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Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:37 am

It's got to be something like this
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Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:21 pm

gazxtreme wrote:Looks like westerlies for Thurs but swinging to off shores for the weekend. Does it look like it would be possible to run on off shores without being too gusty?
Gaz, Offshore isn't always gusty mate, specially if not nukin.
Forecast is allover the shop at moment.

Thur W (cross from left)
Fri SE (cross off from right) WTF ?
Sat W
Sun N (bang on)

Don't hold your breath for now. Looks like we will get some wind anyways. See you soon. :-D
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Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:43 am

Wind is now looking good for the event, don't use xc as its never very acurate for the NE. check out Magic Seaweed.

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Should be some good waves too!

Looking NW for Thurs but lightish, could be stronger that it says though as its cross on.
Fri looks southeast, which is doable at Redcar front but better at Marske, just a few miles south towards Saltburn (surf spot!)
Sat the wind swings westerly which is cross shore off the front, a bit gusty but will be good for the freestyle and with some good kickers.
Sun looks the best day although most of the events might be done, but it goes round to the N, which will onshore at the front but there is plenty of spots, both for flat and waves. The N Gare has some great spots in a North, with the 'Lagoon' which at a low tide has butter flat on the inside and waves on a natural scar out the back. Just head towards the steel works along the coast road towards the point at the north end of redcar beach and the lagoon is on the right at the end. Theres also a spot on the left in the river called the gare, which is also good.

Parking for campers/vans is on the Majuba car park. A favourite spot for boy racers! but hopefully this will be policed a bit better for the event period. There is a cafe just round the corner for cheap and really good take out food, Claires cafe.
There is a really nice eating joint at the other end of Redcar heading alaong the coast road (1 mile away) called marske Cafe, which again is good for sit food and is cheap and ideal for breakfast!

Redcar is an up & coming town, and the coucil are looking at pumping loads of money into the town, but there still are a lot of Pikeys that live there so Please look after your and others kit and make sure you lock vans and keep stuff out of site for opportunistic gypo's! We rarely have any incidents but with a big event it might attract the odd scummer.

Myself, Si Daykin and loads of other locals will be about all week so any questions, please ask and we'll try and help out best we can.

Look forward to seeing everyone in the NE, Bring your woolies!!!
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Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:18 pm

Craig Sparkes wrote:I know its smart casual but what are people going, shirt jeans? or shirt and trousers etc.........
Why don't you wear a dress like me.
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Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:27 am

The "Mermaid" at marske does a cavery for £3.75 ( i think) cheap and chearefull, as much veg/spuds as you can load, Sunday price is £6 ish.
Severes all day. 5mins drive from Redcar, if you want a good cheap meal.

Thursday night at "aspire" (i think) £1 a pint, redcar high street. Plimsole line is a "weatherspoon" chain pub, usual stuff, Thurs Curry night, again high street.

We have Angels Lap dancing bar for a different experince, not worth paying to get in though, bit of banter might get you in free.

Cleveland pub, for no frills proper old school pub, 5mins walk Majuba car park.
O'Gradys 10 min walk do live music Friday nights, then keep going in to town.

Word of warning, dont stare at the locals 3 heads, its rough living so close to a powersation.
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Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:40 am

Just woke up in sunny Redcar, it's a bit cold, my hands are freezing typing this!
No wind right now, just a very light wsw breeze, a nice rideable (on a longboard) wave breaking though!
Looks like it's gonna be a sunny morning, need coffee!!!!!
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Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:49 pm

The wind kicked in today and we got going around 11:30, wind was cross shore to start with some nice waves forming. Most riders out on kites between 9 & 11 mtrs, got womens event run and all the pro mend up to the final. The wind went more onshore and dropped as they started and after a few attempts it was put on hold. Sam light, ali Barrett and ned Taylor are the last 3!
I've been told it's good for tomorrow but not looked myself.

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Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:04 pm

Do you know if we can buy tickets to the prizegiving on the door?

If not we'll have to organise our own entertainment...;) :mrgreen:
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Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:36 am

Not sure will ask tomorrow


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Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:31 pm

See Richard Gowers on the beach tomorrow morning for tickets!

Wind was off shore today, not very strong but gusty! 2 course raceswere ran and a few of the land events were completed, no kitesurf freestyle today with no wind forcast for tomorrow, so I am told!

Red bull barby at the skate park is just about to kick off

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Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:48 am

Tickets will be available today - limited numbers £12

We will probably do another session at 10am and 4pm ( last chance )

You cannot buy on door !


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Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:24 am

Epic event, despite light winds on Friday and Saturday...

Had a good comp on Thursday, 2 epic skate sessions in the skatepark, Saturday party was Phoenix Nights meets Shameless - an absolute classic - and the Sunday hangover cure session was the perfect round off to a great season of windy events!

Thanks to all the BKSA organisers, sponsors and Race Crew!

Roll on next year :-)
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Dates – 8-11th October 2009

Sponsors – EDF Renewables, Redcar and Cleveland Council

Tour Sponsors- North, Flexifoil, Red Bull, Buff, Deadman, Alan Radios, King of Watersports

The final round of the BKSA Kiteival at Redcar was the last event of the year.

Over 100 competitors registered for the event on the stunning beach in the Tees Valley.

Thursday kicked off with light Westerly winds; however things soon picked up and the Pros hit the water for the Freestyle.

The Wind hit 20 knots and competitors were on 10 metre kites

The Pro Ladies managed to get all their heats done with tour leader Hannah Whiteley taking the win ahead of Helen Thompson and Nicky Rudd

However with a veering and dropping wind the three Pro Men were unable to complete their final – which was extremely disappointed for all concerned

Friday the wind forecast from the SE remained light however the course racers managed to get out in-between the 12-foot waves! The racing was hard and fast Denzil Williams showing how to do it most of the way however crashing yards from the finish line, letting Andy Gratwick take the win. However Denzil fought back and took the second race.

The Freestyle Kitesurfers were unable to compete due to the light winds however the Freestyle Kitelandboards and Kitebuggys took to the hard sand’s to strut their moves in a difficult wind

The Juniors, Ladies Kitelandboard and Ladies Kitebuggy managed to complete full rounds until the comp was called off due to a dying wind.

Saturday saw no wind at all with a good swell – a few going surfing and tow in on the jest skis. Saturday night everyone glammed up for the end of season prize giving – which ended in a very late night!

Sunday the wind was back up to blow the cobwebs away

The Kitesurfer freestylers went out to please the crowds with a “ please the crowd “ judging criteria. The moves were a mix of old school v new school and everyone had fun, taking the win was Ali Barrett with some lovely can cans and board offs!

The Kitelandboard and Kitebuggy guys had two hours for a Best trick comp the winners being:

- Buggy: Dave 'Stupid' Roberts, with a seriously powered 1080 kite-loop
- Landboard: Kris 'Floyd' Beech, with a 25ft, fast and super smooth 1080 slapdown

Winner of the King of Watersports Sector nine was kitesurfer Oli Sweeney

That rounded a big weekend and all the competitors headed back to the 4 corners of the UK

Thanks to every one of the season sponsors, competitors, parents, race crew, media and safety.

See you next year dates out in January 2010.

Pro Kitesurfing

Men’s 1= Ned Taylor, Sam Light and Ali Barrett


1 Hannah Whiteley
2 Helen Thompson
3 Nicky Rudd

Kitebuggy Freestyle Ladies

1 Karen Cartlidge
2 Nicola Hammond
3 Sukie Robertson

Kitelandboard Juniors

1 Greg Chilton
2 Ted Polkey
3 Sam Lawman

Kitelandboard Ladies

1 Sukie Robertson
2 Karen Cartlidge
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Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:38 am

lol what sort of comp was that you had wind on the final day of the comp but no final result in the pro men???????????????? hasty.
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