12:00 been a few out!
Had a chat to a couple who had been out kiting, but not for very long, too cold (one was in bare feet!) and very gusty!
Quite a few windsurfing vans up at the Cafe, though can't see any sails out on the water yet.
Know a few more might be contemplating going out 14:00 - best of luck is all I can say!
Stats show how the wind has kicked in this morning and how the temperature has risen quite quickly from nigh on the zero on the early hours!
Wind's still WSW'ly though will veer W'ly / WNW'ly mid to late afternoon.
High Tide is a big one (6.4) at 13:19 so that will throw a spanner in the works for launching.
Chapeaux to those going out!
I've decided that's it now, as letting my knee settle down (which doesn't seem to be working) in advance of the ski season etc, plus I follow a simple formula if temps are in single figs and windchill is below 5 then I'm not bothering.
There are some nice North Rebels up in the ADs section that I've just put up.
GO EPIC WITH THULE
Thule and Epic TV have joined forces to launch a video competition whereby you could win some great prizes simply by submitting your video. They already have a sweet gallery of vids, worth taking a look and even submitting one, though doubt my recent KiteMare would be published :)
The Usual Suspects at play
Earlier on in the morning surfers out
Monday High 11:16 (6.5) Low 17:21
Little video from Jude on the Sunday back on the Pole when it was gusting 50mph at 12:30
Schadenfreude* - Another KiteMare
Email from Lewis - "It looks like your not tying off enough Leash line to the bar first so when you wrap the bar up all lines are equal still. This means the kite can take off at any time! The rule is that you need to pull in and tie off at least the wingspan length of your leash line (safety line your leash is on) before your wrap up the rest of the lines."
Some very big waves out there, and wind very gusty at times, but cracking conditions never the less, and sunny!
I was at the beach circa 10:15 and a few were saying it was still too windy, but I decided to go for it, and they would stay on the beach to make sure, and I'd signal them if I felt happy etc. Got to the waters edge and kite felt fine and was really looking forward to the session, then it happened, feckin line went, and yet again I have caught it ALL on video which I will be editing shortly, but be warned the language is blue.
After getting back in after a sprint and rugby tackle and sorting lines out, back out on the horse after falling off it as it were and had a damn good session!
Some Fairies did Lancing very early (highly commendable) and had a "fantastic" session, also heard that at Hove this am over powered on 6's in the squalls, though hardly surprising!
Tuesday shame it eased off
Did manage to get out late afternoon and conditions were all set to be on a par with yesterday and possible even better with the sunshine out. Well powered up and only me and another out, but slowly the wind eased (16:45) so came back in, only for it to pick up twenty minutes later :(
Eunice was on hand in the morning and as ever caught some of the action, you will need a FaceBook account to view them
Saturday - great pack down
NEW 2104 RRD Kite Collection check out all the new kite gear from RRD
Ex Windsurfer selling some good gear in the kit for sale section.
I've changed position of the Streaming Cam so you can feel you're by the sea!
Current Weather at :
Wind NW at 2.0 mph
10 min average wind speed: 2.0
Highest Gust: 6.0 at 0:30
Wind Chill: 6.1 °C
Pressure: 1027.9 Steady
Temperature: 6.1 °C
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And a little tip to make the most of interpreting the weather data, especially in a WSW'ly look at the stats and go by the highest gust and that is what is out on the water.
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Have been doing some housekeeping for the new season (clearing off all the old ads), and ready for new ads!
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Lewis has uploaded another good training article, see link below.
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