BKSA Wave Jam - Newgale, Pembrokshire

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Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:17 pm

BKSA Wave Jam - May 17th-18th Newgale Pembrokshire

Not long to go until the next one!
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Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:24 pm

Hell. am I that out-of-touch, what's happening ? what day is it ? I'm still down at Newgale on a regular basis since I've been recovering, walking the beach on crutches and sticks and yesterday even took my wetsuit and boogie-board down but had to abort.

I never (Rarely) see anyone down there, presumably Ollie at BigblueKitesurfing is organising. Yes.
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Tue May 06, 2008 9:47 pm

Does anybody know of any campsites that allow a small dog (four legged variety)? so we can watch our first wave event
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Wed May 07, 2008 8:21 am

Newgale has a campsite at the beach and just up the hill, I don't know about dogs but I'll give you a link. http://www.newgalecampingsite.co.uk/contact.asp

Dogs are only allowed on parts of the beach, unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your view the dog-ban is rarely enforced and little effort is made to make people aware meaning it is generally ignored by most.

There is another campsite up the hill, I don't have a link for that. The campsite up the hill is quieter.
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Wed May 07, 2008 8:28 am

I just checked the link you gave Richard, on the "about us" page it says no dogs!

Looks like a nice place to camp, I would be screwed as I too have dogs. Don't think I'll be able to make this one, off down Cornwall the following week!

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Wed May 07, 2008 9:17 am

Tony wrote:I just checked the link you gave Richard, on the "about us" page it says no dogs!

Looks like a nice place to camp,
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The 'dogs thing' is controversial, some campsites don't even allow children. I'm surprised they don't allow dogs because I've seen dogs on the site over the weekend. The beach is the same, no dogs between May and September yet you will see dogs on there everyday. Including mine now because I'm fed-up with this situation where a few who want to be responsible are the only people that take any notice and the reason for the ban on dogs is those who are not responsible. Oh-hell, another 'dogs on the beach' hijacking, sorry.

A lot of campsites allow dogs and we have a lot of campsites, there must be links to other sites on that Newgale link. Some forum-ers have stayed at the site on the hill so maybe during the day they will let you know.
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Fri May 09, 2008 3:52 pm

As Richard has said, there are plenty of Campsites around and close to Newgale beach.

Given it aint full holiday season, you should be able to just turn up at some of theses sites.

If you want a campsite with loads of facilities check out http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com
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Tue May 13, 2008 2:22 pm

The forecast is lookin pretty bad, is any one 'far a field' still going to go?
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Tue May 13, 2008 2:34 pm

Going to be a lovely weekend for slopping about in the sea. No wind though, none at all.
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Tue May 13, 2008 3:04 pm

This is one hell of a drive for me and unless something amazing happens with the wind it will be a pointless drive, gutted! just got an s-quad and was really looking forward to the comp. What's really bugging me is that there will be wind over the weekend on the east coast, I'm new to the competition scene so what happens if there is no wind? Do people get points for just turning up? or will the event be postponed?
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Tue May 13, 2008 5:46 pm

I haven't got a clue, the few I spoke with from South Wales and a two other locals here in West Wales new nothing about it. Presumably this 'event' has been advertised/illustrated on the BKSA forum.

I was going to turn-up just to do some launch/landing and any other duties that needed doing. Sod-it, think I'll visit a few garden centres. :-D
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Tue May 13, 2008 7:06 pm

The event has been publised

1- BKSA website and calender
2- Kiteboarder Forum
3- BKSA Newsletters
4- Full Page advert in Kitesurf Magazine , IKitesurf
5- Editorial in Kitesurf , Kiteworld , I Kitesurf

Where else can we put it any more suggestions ?

Yes if there is no wind you get points for paying your money and turning up !

Maybe some Southerly Sunday fingers crossed.

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Wed May 14, 2008 8:16 am

:oops:

All those places and I still managed to miss it, sorry, but there hasn't even been any local talk. Unfortunately we are getting a stronger east breeze than has been forecast over the last couple of days but that is going flat towards and over the weekend.

The upside to a Newgale visit is that this has to be amongst the loveliest places in the UK for a visit and there is a pub and cafe on the beach. Both have been 'waverider approved' but not checked this year so far. Bring your youngsters and your granny, it's a lovely safe beach with miles of lovely coast path and to-date, never overcrowded.

Looking at the sea conditions this may be an opportunity to play with your SUP, there is someone teaching SUP on the beach though I can't give you any details. Ollie will know. (BigBlueKitesurfing)
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Wed May 14, 2008 9:07 pm

it is a long way to go for no wind , and i cannot justify the diesel in my guzzly van, sure looks a nice place tho , and i bet its a great venue with a w or sw swell and some wind , i hope it blows
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Thu May 15, 2008 6:16 pm

It's a damn shame, and I've been training like mad since the last event. :cry:
I won't be making the trip on that forcast, poor attitude I know but when there's wind elsewhere in the country I think I'd rather burn the fuel chasing it... 8)
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