Landscape of spots in the UK - some research

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Hi All,

We are going to be a bit more active in demo weekends in the coming year, and I wanted to put the riders first, so I'm looking at the UK's most popular and relevant spots.

Of your local area,
what would be your most popular spots to be spoiled with a load of new gear to test?
What direction / tide is it best in, and is there enough room for parking / getting kit up and down with ease?

As a tour of the UK I'll be looking at touring a fair bit to all 4 corners.
So far my list looks something like;

- Kent / Camber
- East South Coast - Littlehampton?
- West South Coast - Hayling / Southampton
- Dorset - Poole (though this is never the easiest place to run a demo!)
- Cornwall - Marazion?
- South East Wales
- Rhossy
- West Coast - Ainsdale?
- East Coast - Hunstanton?
- Scotland - Troon.
- Any and all other suggestions welcomed

Please, if you are local at any of these spots, or have a local club, drop me a PM, or reply to the thread, it would be good to meet you all and share a perfect day with a van full of toys...
:-)

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Lancing/Brighton area would be good.

Lancing has loads of space to pump up kit on the grass...

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Given the fairly strict rules n reg's on Ainsdale in the summer months- and the fact it operates on a permit basis, I'm not sure this would be the best place for a demo event.

I've done next to knack-all kiting since arriving back in Blighty, but I would hazard a guess somewhere like Lytham St Annes may be a better option than Ainsdlae.

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Pippi Langsamer wrote:Given the fairly strict rules n reg's on Ainsdale in the summer months- and the fact it operates on a permit basis, I'm not sure this would be the best place for a demo event.
I've done next to knack-all kiting since arriving back in Blighty, but I would hazard a guess somewhere like Lytham St Annes may be a better option than Ainsdlae.


Sounds like a PITA.. :-(
So where is the main weekend spot for all the kiters in Liverpool and Mcr..?
you all riding in Rhossy these days?

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Pm'd.

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Mike get your self down to the Blast Kite Jam in a weeks time in S.Wales or failing that send us some kit to demo :-D
ps I know Richie is getting some gear down but if you want us to show some Airush or more let us know!

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Southend would be a good call...loads of kiters

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Blast wrote:Mike get your self down to the Blast Kite Jam in a weeks time in S.Wales or failing that send us some kit to demo :-D
ps I know Richie is getting some gear down but if you want us to show some Airush or more let us know!

You are right - I need to send you some kit for that next week..
so where in S wales gets your vote for top spot?

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carlos_c wrote:Southend would be a good call...loads of kiters

I was wondering about Essex, did a lot of windsurf events at Clacton in the '90's.. Is Southend the kiter's hotspot now?
What about tides and wind direction?

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Mike B wrote:
Blast wrote:Mike get your self down to the Blast Kite Jam in a weeks time in S.Wales or failing that send us some kit to demo :-D
ps I know Richie is getting some gear down but if you want us to show some Airush or more let us know!


You are right - I need to send you some kit for that next week..
so where in S wales gets your vote for top spot?


Awesome!
Not sure on the "top spot" but most popular by numbers is Porthcawl/Aberavon for sure 8)
I'll add Airush :wink:

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Hunstanton is by far the most popular spot on the East Coast.

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thetrash wrote:Hunstanton is by far the most popular spot on the East Coast.


When Cleethorpes isn't working :wink:

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Goring green at goring by sea or ferring green a little further down the beach.

Both have large grass areas for rigging etc ample parking. Best on a SW with tide on the drop

Various events have already taken place at both places.
It's about time someone came down with loads of kit to demo

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davo wrote:
thetrash wrote:Hunstanton is by far the most popular spot on the East Coast.


When Cleethorpes isn't working :wink:



Yup cleethorpes is good, and I really need to get back there this year

Anglia mostly Hunstanton or Brancaster

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Black rock sands, porth madog, has to be one of the best spots for this, not to far for all the north west guys, many Ainsdale regulars have now adopted this location due to the freedom it offers and sailing at all tide levels, no permits required apart from a daily fee in summer, massive sand only beach you can safely drive and park on, surrounded by camp sites, great flat lagoons, rolling waves, long distance estuary sailing with 1 mile super flat speed sailing strip,
So you have race board conditions, wave conditions, speed sailing, long distance, massive lagoons for tricks, crazy good boosting conditions,
Last summer I counted over a hundred kites up on one day.

Brilliant demo location

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