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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby Faxie » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:33 pm

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:43 am
Faxie wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:01 pm
Kitemenn wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:54 am


Yeah you are right...shit summer with some nice wind now and then...got new gear this year and since wind is more off than on :-?
I hope it will mean that we'll get a good autumn.
Funny but i have a very different experience, i never kited so many times as this year and broke my Woo pr several times in 35+ kts.
The wind in north area is often a bit better I think. With 70 Session i can't call it a bad year and I'm only talking about 7-9-11m wind ,no foil or 15m etz.
I think so too. South is less wind most of the time, though there are some exceptions. I went to WaZ a few times because it was rubbish in the south. One thing I noticed was that the windless periods are longer this year and the windperiods shorter. No 4-5 days in a row with 25+ for instance. I did 5 sessions with the 7, 15 with the 9 and 41 with the 12. Last year it was 10-34-29 for instance.
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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby Foil » Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:47 am

I feel for the guys who don't yet kite foil, it has been the worst summer I ever remember for winds over 12 knts, anyone who works during the week and needs the right wind to get out must be thinking of finding a new hobby, utter disaster for Ttip and windsurfer guys, a few poor weeks for the kite foil guys like me, but getting some great sessions in, just not every day, but hopefully things will get better and my Ttip will get wet, until then keep up praying for some wind.

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby iriejohn » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:48 pm

Foil wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:47 am
I feel for the guys who don't yet kite foil, it has been the worst summer I ever remember for winds over 12 knts, anyone who works during the week and needs the right wind to get out must be thinking of finding a new hobby, utter disaster for Ttip and windsurfer guys, a few poor weeks for the kite foil guys like me, but getting some great sessions in, just not every day, but hopefully things will get better and my Ttip will get wet, until then keep up praying for some wind.
When there's no wind I've been working out on downhills with my FS 29er ('21 Trek Fuel EX) escorted by a madder than a box of frogs son who takes me to the edge of killing myself, scarey as shit but fucking love it. Also riding trails with my wife but she's medical so incredibly busy. :thumb:

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby BillyGoatGruff » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:31 pm

anyone who works during the week and needs the right wind to get out must be thinking of finding a new hobby, utter disaster for Ttip
..I work all week...ride Freestyle and ride a twin tip... @#prayforthegoat# :D

September is usually a stonking month in the UK... I kite all over (Rhosneigr, Saunton, Aberdovey, Southend, Lancing, Dumfries & Galloway etc) and all have been poor this year.

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby iriejohn » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:23 pm

BillyGoatGruff wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:31 pm
anyone who works during the week and needs the right wind to get out must be thinking of finding a new hobby, utter disaster for Ttip
..I work all week...ride Freestyle and ride a twin tip... @#prayforthegoat# :D

September is usually a stonking month in the UK... I kite all over (Rhosneigr, Saunton, Aberdovey, Southend, Lancing, Dumfries & Galloway etc) and all have been poor this year.
Mid September is traditionally when the autumn winds come in on the conveyor belt of Atlantic depressions. Not this year, can't see much by the end of this month.

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby Leon van Bergen » Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:50 am

Keep hope Iriejohn! this southwester is coming our way via southern England!
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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby MattyM » Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:25 pm

SE England. Glad I bought a motorbike - that’s all I can say. Even as a foiler!

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Re: UK wind this year....

Postby mgs » Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:13 pm

Here in the SE I’m fortunate to have access to 2 beaches that are 20 mins drive apart that face different directions and as such cover a wide range of wind directions, except when its NW which is off shore at both venues.However, as a weekend kitesurfer there are times when the wind is perfect during the week but changes for the worst as the weekend approaches :-(
My aim is to kitesurf at least once a week, but haven’t quite achieved that this year.


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