Hopefully wind mid afternoon, if not sooner in brighter conditions - watch this space !
Tides point to on the drop up this way mid afternoon, then Lancing / Shoreham / Hove for the after work session.
Low 07:49 High 13:41 6.0
Check out the NWF Event down at Hayling Sept 5th - 7th loads going on for kite and windsurfers.
RRD 2013 12m Obsession plus bar and lines for sale £520 - read more detail and pictures here
Below is a good image of a band of cloud that rolled over us on Wednesday. Needless to say, the heavens opened followed by the wind switching and dropping (see stats), please be aware of such conditions!
I've moved the cam and later you'll be able to see kites & sails going back and forth, just to make you feel better if stuck in the office :)
Eunice has uploaded her photos from Sunday of Bertha at Goring - as ever some nice shots showing the Cafe going off.
Just a note (again) to those maybe "new" to looking at the weather, it is best to always go by the stats/weather archive and look at the highest gust in any five minute period. For me 20's is solid 12m (kite) and circa 6.5 - 7.0m (windsurf) weather, though I do have my suspicions that maybe I'm under reading by a couple of mph so will be going up the ladder to examine my nuts when it's calm.
Kites For Sale is that time of year when I'll be selling my kites. Currently have a RRD 12m Obsession (2013) excellent condition at £400, which is great for wind speeds circa 17 - 25 mph, when the wind picks up I then go to a RRD 8m Religion (2014) excellent condition at £380 and then when it's 35mph plus I go down to the RRD Religion 6 (2014), again excellent condition at £350.
The Religions whilst being branded as a "Wave" kite is extremely user friendly, and in fact are used in many Kite Schools as they are easy to manage and are built to withstand the waves, hence they are a kite that will suit both beginners and experts alike.
I've found the above quiver to be ideal for here on the South Coast and will replacing the quiver with the same kites and sizes.
All the kites are in excellent condition, as for 90% of the time they have only ever be launched and landed on the Greensward. I'll be posting pics later, contact me here.
Eunice has been snapping furiously recently and has caught some great moments.
This was Sunday (yesterday) click link to view images, you will need a FaceBook account to view
Saturday as ever Eunice captured some great moments off the Cafe where it was slightly manic with everyone (me included) guilty of wanting to be photographed and amazingly no collisions :)
Could well be busy on the water at times from now on with many coming out of hibernation, and with the strong winds & sea condition it's imperative to be sure that you can handle the conditions (famous last words I know), and once out on the water be aware of who is around you and how close you are to them and look before making that transition. And when on dry land keep an eye out for people who might need assistance in landing / launching, and have a great weekend!
We're fortunate to often have Eunice on hand to get some great shots of the action, click here
Has been a great four months and have done some great stuff, looking forward to being back on the water, though will be back here in June and July when the Tour de France goes past our place on the 19th July
Have just put some more kites and bars up in the Ads section here.
I've changed position of the Streaming Cam so you can feel you're by the sea!
Current Weather at :
Wind WSW at 19.0 mph
10 min average wind speed: 17.0
Highest Gust: 23.0 at 7:20
Wind Chill: 15.7 °C
Pressure: 1011.1 Rising Slowly
Temperature: 18.7 °C
Flat Share Wanted daughter coming back from Tignes and starts work in London (Wembley Aug 26th) looking for flat share in London, if anyone knows of anything let me know (via the contact form) please and I'll forward on contact details.GavinBaylis.com
Lewis has uploaded another good training article, see link below.
Negotiating The Seas....With winter conditions firmly in place, here is my top tip to minimise the time you spend under the water this year. Bending your legs whilst going over the waves is often overlooked. See your legs as suspension at all times.More