Lligwy, Anglesey

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skyte
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Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:02 pm

Lligwy, Anglesey...

Conditions: Chop and Wind Swell

Kitesurf launch: Anywhere you like really, but at high tide be careful and watch out for other beach users

Parking: £2 to get access to the carpark during summer months.

Accomodation: Some camp sites nearby. You can pay to camp overnight in the carpark.

Hazards: :!: Rocks at either end of the bay... watch out for submerged ones at high tide!

:!: The wind is often onshore here and tempers get very frayed as everyone fights to get off the beach, not wanting to give an inch. The only way this spot works is to stay cool and understand which riders aren't able to be considerate of other riders and take it in turns to give way to the rest. The on-the-right-in-the-right rule doesn't always work so stay in control as you pass someone and make a sensible decision as to who is more upwind. Use handsignals to communicate if you are giving way to someone. - (This could be a discussion point in this forum?)

Works on wind directions: N through to E. East is best, Northerly can be gusty, NE dead onshore! To get your bearings, the tower on the island out to sea is due North of the carpark.

Tides: Can be sailed on any tide, but take extra care if it's high tide and the wind is onshore.

Permit Required: No, not at the moment!

Location:Lligwy

General: Another beautiful spot, Make the effort to talk to others and be friendly, especially if its onshore!

The waves here never get that big but there are loads of 'em so it's a challenging spot for beginners. (If you do try and learn here, ask someone why it's annoying to sit in the middle of the bay with your kite at 12 o'clock. Head slightly to one end of the beach when the tide is mid to low and you should be avoidable!)

In the winter this spot is icy cold on an Easterly and there is little shelter in the carpark. There is nowhere nearby to buy food or drink (apart from in the summer when there is a small shop open) so take plenty with you.
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Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:06 pm

Bloody hell it's hard work moderatoring the north wales section... keeping up with all these posts!

Anyway... got the kitecam back from the Boardseeker guys... they got footage of Bjorn Dunkerbeck at the speed trials and footage from the wavesailing championships at Tiree... time to put it back on a kite and mess about with the editing software.

Woke up late on Sunday and set off to Lligwy cursing. Everyone was leaving so when I got to the beach there was only Chris left on the water and he came in as i got to the water. I guessed it was blowing 14-20knots NNW and played it safe and went out on the 11mStrike. Lligwy works best for me when it's got some easterly in it and cross-on from the left but it was a fun session on me todd as the sun went down...

Link below to a 2min video clip... one big file this time (about 8.5Mb) so think twice if you're on dial-up!

The camera angle is the one i call the "out of body experience shot". It works well for some tricks, but get's a bit "samey" after a while. I like the view from the regular "squat-in-the-air" jump... not particularly high (about 4secs hangtime) but a cool view. I'm wearing that helmet because I'm really into promoting safety and looking cool at the same time. (not because it was f8ckin cold and i don't mind looking like a twat so long as i'm warm). On the toeside shot towards the end I held the camera against the waveface (well, wavelet-face... 3-4ft face!) but it ends in tears when i wipeout and break the camera bag :( The last 2 shots are hard to spot but i like 'em because the first is a forward downturn loop transition - favourite trick - and the second is me 1/2pixel tall but many pixels high! The soundtrack was more "cut&pasted" over the top rather than carefully edited but I think careful editing is beyond the scope of my software.

theclip.wmv

Stay tuned for more video session diaries...
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Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:24 pm

whats your editing software ???? loads of cheap stuff on the market that will do a bloo#y good job
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Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:32 pm

I'm using ULEAD which was one of the cheap ones! It's OK for doing the basics but complete crap for managing all the clips... it just saves them with a default filename and doen't give you chance to name them. Hence all my clips are called something like uvs41128_0003.mpg and if I forget to point it at a relevant folder, all over my hard drive!

Still, it'll do for the time being.


There's been a post on kiteforum.com about remote control cameras and some interesting links. One in particular on Kite Aerial Photography...

KAP

I'm still working on the stand for the video cam, but reckon I can do a remotre control still camera housing in the new year... [/url]
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Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:03 pm

could you specify the state of tide these work at???
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Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:29 am

bl88dy hell, do you want me to turn up at the beach to pump your kites up too?

I'll update the beach info posts...
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Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:43 pm

ok
if you really want to :lol:

tide states prettyimportant at some places on our coast so i didnt know if it was there.

anyway you said it was boring moderating your section so im givin ya summit to do :roll:
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Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:43 am

Het Ali down on Angelsey they have things called bays and on those bays they have beaches....not seafronts with walls and piers!!!! (unless your at LLandudno ) And you can get wet without worrying about all the cr.p thats in the water ( although the extra arm that grew after blackpool does come in pretty useful)
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Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:13 pm

8) :roll:
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Fri May 23, 2008 8:59 pm

Hi all im heading over from Dublin to Anglesea on the 30th 2nd and would love to hook up with some of the local riders, any chance of some contacts so i can meet up with you lot?

Cheers

Paul
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