BKSA WAVE MASTERS 2009

bo-node
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Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:29 pm

marktward wrote:Mark, I rekon most of those southern softies would struggle to handle the conditions up here. Every now and then they get something close to what we get on a regular basis. Its good to see all the locals are up for it and getting out on the surfboards on a regular basis.

Mark Ward
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Funny haha....majority of the sw kite comunity i know are kiting seasons in WA, NZ or SA getting amongst it....afterall we are all globalised now. Many of them are surfers as a way of life who like me picked up a kite to open up the options, not kiters who get out on their surfboards on a regular basis.......

Will always get the inbreds holding tight though.
topher
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Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:09 pm

are ye gonnie include scotstown and north kirkton as options? both huv a reef and north kirkton's arguably the best spot on a northerly and scotstown works on a southerly (5mins walk fae each other). the tenant farmer at north kirktons a knob but the landowner's braw and an ex-sailor himsel. mad max style wi the refinery in the background
Fairy

Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:45 pm

Just a quick question...Is there amateurs and pro's comp?

Thinking of heading up from south wales for a week with a few stops on the way :-D :-D
stubbie
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Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:00 pm

Lovin that video clip! hope I can handle it....... it's a bit bit bigger than Southwold....

I am planning to fly up to Aberdeen a week before the event (work). Is there any chance that someone from the Aberdeen area could give me a lift to Fraserburgh? I will be staying in the Tullos area but could meet up pretty much anywhere.

Some questions for the local riders.

1) What is predominant wind direction and how does this cross the surf ? i.e cross-on, cross-off
2) When do waves get biggest, low, mid, or high tide and is it better on the rise or fall?
3) Does the predominant wind and break result in primarily down the line riding or into wind riding?
4) I'm planning to kip in a tent, am I going to freeze?
5) How far is the campsite from contest site?
5) Is there a car hire company in Fraserburgh?
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:15 am

stubbie wrote:Lovin that video clip! hope I can handle it....... it's a bit bit bigger than Southwold....

I am planning to fly up to Aberdeen a week before the event (work). Is there any chance that someone from the Aberdeen area could give me a lift to Fraserburgh? I will be staying in the Tullos area but could meet up pretty much anywhere.

Some questions for the local riders.

1) What is predominant wind direction and how does this cross the surf ? i.e cross-on, cross-off
2) When do waves get biggest, low, mid, or high tide and is it better on the rise or fall?
3) Does the predominant wind and break result in primarily down the line riding or into wind riding?
4) I'm planning to kip in a tent, am I going to freeze?
5) How far is the campsite from contest site?
5) Is there a car hire company in Fraserburgh?
I'll take this one question at a time:

1) At this time of year when a low pressure crosses us we generally get wind either from the West through to North, or, if the low pressure sits further south we'll get southerly or south easterlies. Because Fraserburgh sits on the NE corner, if there is swell we can usually always find a spot that is either cross-shore, cross-off, cross-on, or onshore in any of those wind directions and within a six mile drive of Fraserburgh. So plenty of flexibility!!

2) The effect the tide has on the waves depends on the spot we are riding. At the main beach at fraserburgh, or at the eastern end of the bay at philorth, the waves just break further out back at lower tide, and closer in at high. Perhaps slightly bigger at low tide, but not a lot in it. At St Combs (where we kite if the wind is southerly) the waves tend to get more shore-breaky at high tide unless it it a bit bigger. Nice sucky waves there though.

3) See answer to Q1 - depends on the spot.

4) It could be a wee bit chilly, but still do-able in a tent with a decent sleeping bag.

5) The main campsite in Fraserburgh is right on the beach! So, if the event is at the main beach then you are right there. If it is at the eastern end of the beach at Philorth it is a 2 mile drive, and if it is at StCombs it is roughly six miles out of town.

6) http://www.murraymotors.co.uk/dealer/hertz.asp - for car hire.

For more details on accommodation etc check out Synergy Kitesports - http://www.synergykitesports.com/Trips% ... ts?start=1. They also have a guide to some of the beaches.
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:51 pm

Nope, no waves up here.. none at all... 10 mins from the contest site in early november.....
so the only vid you can find of waves is from 2004 and its pretty much unrideable! doesnt look too promising for me and you run the comp when the kpwt event is on in dakhla.
seems like your a bit scarred of us so called southern fairies?
maybe we will come up sometime and show you how the cornish boys ride waves!! :lol:
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:56 pm

also the always windy part? ive been keeping an eye and its only windy once this week with no swell!
my concern is that it tends to be westerly in scotland this time of year and better on the east coast in spring.
what is the comp format gonna be? think you need to let people know as its a long way if the heats are only going to be 7 min like normal bksa wave comps?
good luck and if its a good forecast and i dont for some reason go to maroc ill be there with no straps hoping for some bazas.
not if only 7 min heats though and whats the prize money and food situation?
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:38 pm

An update on the event will be made this week

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Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:02 pm

Morroco.....Scotland.......Morroco........Scotland........ that's a tough one! :-D
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Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:35 am

BKSA Wave Masters 2009 Fraserburgh

Dates- 30th September – 4th October

Sponsors-

Fraserburgh Business Association
Synergy Kitesports
Ozone
King of Watersports

Prize fund

£1000

Registration-

9.00 – 10 am Wednesday morning!

Location – All Weather Pitch, Kessock Road, Fraserburgh

Rider Brief point and official notice board - All Weather Pitch, Kessock Road, Fraserburgh

Entertainment

– TBC confirmed which nights however probably-

Thursday- Quiz night
Friday – Bowling
Saturday – BBQ

Accommodation + camping

Camping and Vans all weather pitch – showers, toilets and changing rooms on site

Accommodation – good choice of B&B’s and Hotels in Fraserburgh – some holiday cottages

Judging

As last year it will be rider judged so expect to put your bit in -

Senior Men – will judge Men’s

Men will judge – seniors, Ladies, juniors

(Judges will be paid)

You must Pre Register to enter events@kitesurfing.org let your mates know this – it speeds up registration

Rules –

See website http://www.kiteival.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you are going to be late ring!

Rich

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Rusty
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Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:45 pm

What about people who cannot get time off work eg teachers?

Doesnt seem fair... (kept all your original dates free all summer!)

Dont think Flybe accept dogs in the baggage allowance either?!?

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Can I send in a video entry??????
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:57 pm

I thought there were several dates planned this year, but a good way thru, none of the dates produced neither wind or waves, so it was decided to plump for one event and try and get at least some sort of result for the year, or at least thats how I see it, maybe I'm wrong?

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Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:50 pm

yeah but most of the eent dates that were scheduled are still to come! Main anoying thing for me is that the only uk wave comp is when me and will are going to be away competing on the kpwt.
i suppose at least it gives some others a chance!!!!
lets hope its worth the drive for anyone that does as the prize money doesn't warrant the trip.
where is all the sponsors money going? or is it just being planned that not many people are going to enter so there wont be many £50 entrance fees?
oh well maybe one day there will be some decent wave comps that will be held in good conditions with good judges and prize money and all the supposed top wave riders will compete so we can see who really is the best and has the best style?
:lol:
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Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:35 pm

leepasty wrote:yeah but most of the eent dates that were scheduled are still to come! Main anoying thing for me is that the only uk wave comp is when me and will are going to be away competing on the kpwt.
i suppose at least it gives some others a chance!!!!
l
Whoah...ego alert!!!
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Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:01 pm

Questions such as "where is all the sponsers money going" and "why this event is being held at the time it is" are best fired directly at the BKSA, about 5 posts up is the phone number and email address.

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