North Devon coast this weekend

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cleinj
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Hi all,
Staying in Ilfracombe for the weekend, taking some kites. Any advice/tips on where to go?
Windguru forecast doesn't look great, but You can't beat local knowledge!

Thanks a lot
cleinj
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That'll be a 'no' then :-)
kungfustew
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Hey mate, Saunton Sands is the place to head but I think it's banned there at peak times in the summer. July/August! If you do go there check out the big sign opposite the showers as you enter the beach walkway as that has all the information.

Failing that there is Woolacombe a 10 min drive round country lanes......can get interesting in a van tackling tractors and sheep!

Love it down there but I never go in the summer, too many bloody tourists! :lol:

Im back there in 4 weeks and counting just in time for hurricane season/autumn to (hopefully) smash in some good waves.
cleinj
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Belated thanks for the info. As it happens the was no wind that weekend, but at least I now know where to head next time. Fortunately the surf conditions were very good, so we managed to hire boards and have fun at Puttsborough Sands. Lovely beach, hopefully you can kite there too. Anyway, thanks a lot again for the helpful response.
G-Bru
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Hey kungfustew, I will be down that part of the coast around the same time as you dude. Spending a week in Croyde and a week up in Newgale.

If you see a black and beige Bandit 4 strapless rider come and say hello, perhaps even have a beer after?

G

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kungfustew
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I shall keep an eye out for you mate. :-D

I can never work out what I prefer down there, epic wind to get out kiting or light off shore wind for the surfing.

I will be the one flying Fuels and drinking Thatchers Gold in the Thatch! God I can't frickin wait!
G-Bru
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Schweeeet!!

I am just greedy and take what ever I can get! : )

G


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