Bristol Kitesurfers

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royston85
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Thu May 31, 2012 10:04 pm

Hi,

Are there any Bristol kitesurfers out there? Me and my girlfriend go to South Wales when we can but would be good to have others to go with.

Cheers
Sonnyrider
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Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:45 pm
Location: Bath, UK

Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:36 pm

royston85 wrote:Hi,

Are there any Bristol kitesurfers out there? Me and my girlfriend go to South Wales when we can but would be good to have others to go with.

Cheers

There's loads of us :-D have you found the Blast forum? plenty on there

My girlfriend and I use weston as our quick easy fix from Bath. Then wind \ tide dependant, we go to Wales, Devon, Cornwall. Basically a two hour (ish) drive from Bath
Miketovey
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Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:02 pm

I've just started at Weston with my dad and brother in law all beginners
robguild
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Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:13 pm

A question to Sonnyboy (or anyone else in the know).

I have just moved near to Bath with work. I am looking to get myself kitted up in the New Year. I've done 3 weeks in Egypy, Greece and Vietnam, and a couple of days in Poole, Brighton etc. I'm pretty confident and can hold my ground to some degree however end up inevitably going down wind... I just need to get the hours in, in order to improve my upwind ability.

What locations can you recommend for around here. As far as I am aware there are:

Poole
Saunton Sands
Braunton
Westward Ho!

I'd be grateful for any hints.

Thanks for your time,
Rob
Sonnyrider
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Location: Bath, UK

Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:57 am

I would say avoid Saunton & the Ho! The waves will make it too frustrating for you.

Poole will work, in the harbour. Now it's out of season it shouldn't be that busy

But if you are up and riding Weston super mare will work for you. Works from a SW - NNW. Best from WSW - NW
High tide spot only, but you have a large window. i.e. 3hrs before HT to 3hrs after.
Bath to weston takes just over an hour

Couple of things to take into consideration about weston
If the HT is bigger than 10.5m do not try going out on that. You will struggle getting out past the shore dump. Best to wait for an hour, then you will have the better water conditions
The 3hrs before HT is a long walk, through some ankle deep mud (nice) for 10m Don't try and get out any earlier or you will be in some deep waist deep mud if you try and walk to the water line

If it's windy, there are normally people there, so make yourself known and they will keep an eye on you

You can park on the beach, it's at the Old royal Hospital end of the bay. Parking is free now it's out of season, otherwise it's a quid if you tell them you're a kitesurfer. Drive to the furthest end where all the vans are, you can't miss them

There is Aberavon in southwales, which should work for you http://www.blastkiteboarding.co.uk/inde ... oc&docId=9 I've never been there as I don't like the scum. But have been to all the other spots

HTH
Si-Fly
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Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:16 am

Brean/ Berrow just past Weston might be better as you will have room to yourself, which I liked when first starting out. Weston can get busy! South through W to NNW is sailable again around 3 hours each side of high.
Si.

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