Saunton Sands (Cross offshore) wave riding

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Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:03 pm

Hi everyone,

I am an experienced kite instructor and fairly good strapless rider living in Brighton. I am looking at the chart and Saunton Sands looking pretty epic on wednesday/thursday (25-26th.Jan). I was riding here a few years ago, and remember having one of the best session of my life :)

The waves are looking pretty big, 5-7ft 13s with moderate cross offshore wind.

Unfortunately, my kite buddy has since moved to Australia. As much as I want to kite in Saunton again, I think on a day like this, its better if I am not the only kiter on the water.

I was wondering whether anyone of you are planning to go and kite on those days, or any other days?

If you guys know anyone who would be interested in joining me or knows anyone i could contact, please get in touch on 07969108325.

Many Thanx,

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Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:07 am

What direction is the wind?
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Location: Bath, UK

Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Weds is SSE (light) & Thurs is SE(stronger)

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Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:13 pm

Saunton on a south easterly is cross off and there is nothing to help you until you reach Ireland ! There will almost certainly be no one else out, it's saying 6 degrees and cross off. You can kite in flat water up the estuary in a SE. Or save it for Saturday & Sunday as it's showing south westerly which is cross on and good for wave riding as well.

More options if you head to the Gower (past Swansea) and similar distance.
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