Other options (!) - Sunday 21st

What Nomadic events are coming up. Also, if anyone's planning a non-Nomadically-arranged trip and/or looking for others to join in.

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Other options (!) - Sunday 21st

Post by Sue »

May be really clutching at straws here - but Graham's favourite weather website does hint at possibly some wind on Sunday for:

WSM - high tide 11.30am (ish) so may be a little early for wind kicking in:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/pws/ ... tml?354164

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Knap (looks the better bet at the moment) - low tide 6.00pm (ish), W wind and sun should swing it SW:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/pws/ ... tml?350258

As always, I'm keen for something - will keep an eye on it anyway!

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they've improved since I checked this morning. Of the two I think the Knap looks more likely to work, but would like to see it a little more certain. The Admiralty site has low tide at 17-24 which looks promising. It could be a welsh version of last Sunday, although with the Sun the Car park could be full.

I guess the real test is if there any interest from Kelvin's mob. I'd ask on their site but my registration has never been acknowledge so can post on there. There is a suggestion for the Gower tomorrow, but I'd need a good forecast to go that far.
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Fingers crossed for something, it would be great to get out!
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I hate to say it, but what about........

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Knap Sunday

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Looking good for some local wind tomorrow 8) .
Good tides for the Knap, planning to get there around midday.

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Post by rachael »

Whoops I've now arranged to meet a friend on Sunday. (non windsurfer unfortunately!) On the plus side next Friday looks ace and I have annual leave - woo-hoo!!! :) Will just have to find somewhere where it isn't too windy for my 5.7!

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Graham_U wrote:they've improved since I checked this morning. Of the two I think the Knap looks more likely to work, but would like to see it a little more certain. The Admiralty site has low tide at 17-24 which looks promising. It could be a welsh version of last Sunday, although with the Sun the Car park could be full.

I guess the real test is if there any interest from Kelvin's mob. I'd ask on their site but my registration has never been acknowledge so can post on there. There is a suggestion for the Gower tomorrow, but I'd need a good forecast to go that far.
gramam released that access yonks ago try log in if you forgot password i can reset .
not looking very good for knap too much south in wind which just kills it .
forget dreaming "its time to loop"
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Post by Mouser73 »

M's not looking so special now either, although with the sun we might get into the mid teens.

Cheers,

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Post by Mark Gregory »

Not inspiring is it? :(

Sunday, is it gonna happen? :x

Looks like I will have to join my non windsurfing chums tonight and have a night down town! Will have to try some spock & vulcun moves on the dance floor and remember to sheet out!! :lol: :lol:

Whatever you are doing have Fun! :D :D 8)
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I'm not so sure it's looking quite so good for Knap tomorrow :(

What does anyone else think?

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Sue wrote:I'm not so sure it's looking quite so good for Knap tomorrow :(

What does anyone else think?

Sue :D

.... take it back, this is looking more promising again :D

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/pws/ ... tml?350258

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Post by ambrosia »

Gagging for a sail, never tried the Knap so may give it a go Tomorrow :)

Got a new Zo :shock: :shock: om lens to try aswell :D

What time do i need too get there? and where is it?
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Post by Sue »

Hi Simon

That's good :D

I used the directions from this website the first time I went there (plus see the link to the map, which is useful for the final stage):

http://www.bristolnomads.org.uk/locatio ... directions

But in outline, J33 of M4, then follow all the signs to Barry Island. When you are nearing the town you see a sign (to turn right to "The Knap"), and you have to wiggle through the residential streets down to the sea. I know you like your GPS, so maybe you can get a ref for that.

We park on a road along the top of the beach (no parking fee).

Key thing - is there is a bank of stones to get down to the water - which (if you are a barefoot sailor) you will want some footwear to wear for the stones, and then take off and leave down there whilst sailing. My Tevas are ideal!

Timing - low tide is 5.30. We sail it up to low tide and a bit after. Not sure what time we can get on the water - depends if the wind has kicked in and what the shorebreak is like (sometimes have to wait for the tide to drop and the shorebreak to go down). I shall follow Justin's lead :D - and aim to be there midday, just because it's a nice place to hang around so I may as well be there!

See you tomorrow. Better get our best smiles out for the photoshoot :lol:

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Post by Sue »

Those magic stones :D

http://www.winsurfing.co.uk/knap.htm

If the wind kicks in, you'll love it there, Simon

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easiest way to find it is : to go out of my house, turn left ,drive for a long time,turn right and there you are.
Hope this is helpful

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