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Kiting in the UK

Postby dt73775 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:48 am

Headed to the UK next week for a month. Does anybody know if there are places close by to kite. I was going to go to Barcelona too , Is there any action over there? Any help appreciated ( I wonder if a 4/3 suit is enough for those places or is it just too cold )

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Re: Kiting in the UK

Postby mike dubs » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:44 am

Loads of action and can have lots of wind. Where in the UK are you saying? And it's very cold at the moment but should warm up soon.

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Re: Kiting in the UK

Postby dt73775 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:32 pm

I'm going to be staying in London , but if the spot aint that far, I can hump it over by train and see if i can get a few rdies in, I am worried that it is too cold though..

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Re: Kiting in the UK

Postby mike dubs » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:00 pm

train will be a pain and take ages. you should rent a car and go to Southend for flat lagoons or the southcoast for general/wavy conditions.

rent a car it will be easier, but remember average car will cost about £100 or $150 to fill up, but could get you 3 trips to the coast from London.

As regards cold, depends on what you're used to, it has been unseasonably cold last few months and hovering around 4 C, but minus with windchill. it should be a balmy 10-15 C soon. :D

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Re: Kiting in the UK

Postby DJwilson » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:02 am

Am in London mate always looking for wind get in touch and we ll go out

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Re: Kiting in the UK

Postby bri » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:33 am

Car rental would be the way to go, you can do the train. London bridge or Victoria to lancing & 10 min walk. £30 return.

Car you can hit a load of spots from 90 mins out from London any wind direction. Whitstable , minster for anything with a north in it. Then sw se it's the south coast. Camber sands, shoreham, lancing, hove, littlehampton,

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Re: Kiting in the UK

Postby mathieu leheilleix » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:46 pm

I think Brigthon has some good kiting too. Maybe there's a kiting club/community. They have a London surf club therefore I am sure the kitesurfing eqv must exist.

Blowing a solid 40 knots in Cape Town today !!

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Re: Kiting in the UK

Postby DJwilson » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:32 pm

It s got ***k all to do with Cape Town dummy

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Re: Kiting in the UK

Postby Scoop » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:46 pm

Dj, stop trawling the forums :wink:


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