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Panoramic view of Hayling Beach, high tide
Parking ranging by the time slot - All day 6.00, Overnight [22:00 - 08:00 ] 10.00
Toilets have a shower section,  but didn't try them. Toilets are vandal proof steel type. Drinking water.

North Devon, 28-31 August

Nick's Endless Summer
Date Date: 28/08/10
Venue Venue: North Devon
Forthcoming event Forthcoming event See the build up
Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating
The 'do what you want' event. A cosy little group where everyone did exactly what they wanted.

Saturday: Chris M reported the 'best ever' days speed sailing. Nigel, Andrew and John G sailed in the light winds, while Adam was walking on Exmoor. Saturday evening Chris M and John G hit Appledore while everyone else had an early night (lightweights!)

Sunday: Definitely the windy day. Adam really went for it, getting out beyond the white water. Nigel and Andrew had fun in the wavelets, while John G showed us how it should be done. Sunday evening a mix of campfires, home cooking and Appledore pubs, bliss.

Monday: No wind, so some wentt surfing and some went dog walking

Another super weekend in North Devon, same again next year please.

Last updated: 01/09/10 15:49 By: Andrew
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Diary for johng at North Devon on 28/08/10

Hunter S Gouk
Rating:3 star rating
Board:102 litres

Ah, the Ho! No, not some unfortunate misogynistically handicapped individual, but Westward of the ilk, long and deep of beach, tall of rock barrier... Arrived in the afternoon, hardly anyone there, only Chris M who was speedsailing assiduously, in the gusty not very strong wind. Nigel and another Chris were out on 8m apparently. Went with the floatier board and a not so big sail - tide coming in and I didn't fancy my chances with anything bigger in the crunchy break, with the W wind slightly cross-on. Hard work but good fun - determined to improve my wavesailing, and inspired by the legendary 'if it's even slightly bumpy with a hint of wind' Nick Mac, I was trying turns and all that - cool. Did it for two hours joined by Andrew which was nice. The Chinese and pub crawl made a nice change too - thanks chaps! And did I say - windsurfing is marv...

Diary for Andrew at North Devon on 28/08/10

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.
Rating:3 star rating
Board:130 litres

Arrived late afternoon to find most people packing up, but it looked windy and wavey. Went out on the 130l and 6.6, a bit bg for waves, but just right for the light winds. Wind was dead onshore, but great fun just playing in the white water.

Diary for johng at North Devon on 29/08/10

Hunter S Gouk
Rating:4 star rating
Board:102 litres

Got down early, not wanting to drag out the morning at base camp. With the summit of wavesailing beckoning, how could I not take on the challenge?? So after a substantial breakfast on the beach at Northam, I rigged the same kit as the day bfore, on the basis that it didn't seem too much windier. Mistake!! I'd have been better with the 77/4.7 combo that I later discovered Adam had gone out with... However, despite the thousands of tray-borne perverts, I had an excellent time - the wind was totally onshore, and it was very hard to make progress against the waves, so rather than struggle out the back and then just have to come back in to get the waves, I stayed on the inside, taking advantage of the dropping tide to rest in the shallow water. Some good turns, top and bottom of the maybe metre-high waves, but hard work with the large board, and the sail's power made it very heavy and easy to lose or get pulled over the front. Did one excellent floaty jump, which may have been no more than a foot high, but it felt marv! Nigel came out to play as well, which bucked my morale up, and it was two hours before my legs started to buckle and lunch called! Excellent session. Windsurfing? Love it!

Diary for Andrew at North Devon on 29/08/10

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.
Rating:4 star rating
Board:99 litres

Sunday, and looking much windier. Adam went out on 5.0, which looked a good choice, so 4.7 for me. Wind was dead onshore again, but I just had so much fun playing in the white water, yes, I love windsurfing !

Impressed to see John G doing all the proper wave moves.

Added by Heather on 02/09/10

Sounds great!!