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foiling near London

Postby Nicko » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:06 am

Hi guys,
where are the best spots for foiling near London, I just bought a Silente and would like to go out ASAP

I normally kite (twintip) at Southend or on the south coast and saw a few foilers already at high tide so maybe I'll try and go tomorrow (Monday 4th Jan)

anyone around? any other good spots for learning?

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Re: foiling near London

Postby Edge19 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:22 pm

Hi Nicko,
Check out Southend kite foilers, on Facebook. There are About 9 + of us at Southend. Join us on Facebook we normally put up when any of us are planning or wanting to get out.

See you soon

Mark

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Re: foiling near London

Postby Nicko » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:26 pm

cheers Mark, I've requested access to the group thanks very much...
I'm planning to go out tomorrow but high tide is too early so it will hopefully be a nice twintip session...

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Re: foiling near London

Postby Edge19 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:33 pm

Sorted :D

Yeah high tides are running better hours towards the weekend. Although like you probably know anything above 15mph generally it gets pretty choppy. But found a slower tide seems more friendly.

So what stage of learning are you at?

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Re: foiling near London

Postby Nicko » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:35 pm

Stage 0, foil assembled at home :lol:

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Re: foiling near London

Postby Edge19 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:48 pm

Happy days, that's stage 0.5 :) hope to catch up soon then. Have you kited long at Southend? You must already met some ofus ?

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Re: foiling near London

Postby Nicko » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:51 pm

I've been there a few times and met a few people yep, I really love the spot...never been there during the week, is it likely I'll find somebody tomorrow you think? planning to get there around 10ish
and again on Thursday hopefully... need to use some carried over holidays in the first week :-)

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Re: foiling near London

Postby Edge19 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:20 am

If it's windy normally some one is around, but obviously week days are a bit quieter.
At East beach for foils normally starts being deep enough around 1.5 hours before and after High tide or so. Try not to start learning if the wind is blowing towards the boom! Especially with a Silent as they float a little to well. So s, se, e or ne winds will be best.
I'm not around this week, best of luck if you get down tomorrow. Best tip like has been said before, forget about the foil first, ride the board. Once your comfortable and gain the speed the foil will start to do its thing. :wink:


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