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UK in April

Postby RossJohnson » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:13 pm

Hi everyone, I will be in England for the first two weeks of April. Should I take my kites? Is there any wind this time of the year? What are the main spots?

I have the opportunity to stay in Cornwall - any kiting there in April?

Thanks for your advice.

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Re: UK in April

Postby Balotelli » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:55 am

Go to Ireland my friend...windiest place in Western Europe

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Re: UK in April

Postby North_Wind » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:02 am

Hi Ross -

April can be a very windy month. The Western side can be almost as windy as Ireland - windier in fact sometimes in the Irish Sea as you get a venturi effect as Ireland and the UK pinch together in a triangle shape. So, yes, if you can take your kite gear without extra expense (or the forecast looks good) - go for it. The only thing to note is that in April the water can be cold (conversely it is warm in October/November), so take a thick wetsuit.

The UK has thousands of km of coastline so there are dozens of options. Certainly in Cornwall you could try Marazion, Gwithian, Watergate Bay or Daymer Bay, to name a few. Always Google a spot before you go out there as some spots are restricted (e.g. bird sanctuaries) or are zoned; and some only work at high tide or low tide depending.

Enjoy your travels and PM me if you need more.

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