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Fisherman
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Joined: 27 Mar 2007
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Location: Blackford, Wedmore

Post First Surfing Weekend - 19/20 May Reply with quote
This is a camping weekend next to the sea at Appledore. With two days surfing on the beach at Westward Ho! The camping will be a field just outside the entrance to Skern Lodge Activity Centre which has plenty of space and a great view.

We have access to the Lodge facilities including showers and toilets plus an outside cold water sink for tidying up. They also have a small bar we can use. In the camping field there is just a drinking water tap - it is not a full campsite so facilities such as electric hookup are missing. If you don’t fancy camping they may have some residential accommodation available at £36 pppn including breakfast & dinner. Breakfast and dinner are available in the lodge for campers if booked. Accommodation and meals need to be booked in advance please.

This is not a club event with coaches or leaders just a gathering of club members for a fun weekend by the sea. I am happy to give tips and guidance but if you want proper surf coaching it should be possible to book a Skern Lodge surf coach for a half or full day if required or book access to their heated pool for rolling practice. Skern Lodge also have a number of Mega surf kayaks demonstrators available. If they are not required for a course or a competition, you may be able to try one of those not in use. This is a really excellent opportunity to have a play in a pukka surf boat - you won’t believe the difference. Go on, take the opportuinity.

We need to let Skern Lodge know the numbers in advance so if you would like to go please post here with which nights you will be staying.

Unfortunately, at the moment the forecast for surf at the weekend is looking bad so it may well get cancelled. I'll post here Friday morning if that is the case.

John

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MichaelFox
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I'd like to come, but time is precious. Got a bathroom to build! Hopefully later in the year.
Mon May 14, 2012 8:47 pm View user's profile Send private message
fingers
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Joined: 21 Sep 2010
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Post Surfing Weekend Reply with quote
Hi John,

Me and Colin Sheppard are up for a bit of surfing this weekend.

I will bring the camper and Colin will bring his little caravan. Our partners are bringing bikes!!!

Hopefully see you Saturday at Skerne Lodge Smile Smile

Fingers

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Tue May 15, 2012 7:03 am View user's profile Send private message
leonie.w
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Hi John,

Quite keen to cut my teeth on some baby surf... if there is some...

Won't be able to camp but might be able to come down for a day (if I can persuade my hubby to find his antique surfboard in the garage). Don't have a contact number for you, John, to let you know nearer the time if I'm coming or not. I will now attempt to send you a PM with mine. Fingers crossed...

Cheers!

Léonie
Wed May 16, 2012 4:07 pm View user's profile Send private message
Fisherman
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Joined: 27 Mar 2007
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Location: Blackford, Wedmore

Post Surfing Cancelled Reply with quote
Sadly I've decided it's best to cancel this weekends surfing based at Skern Lodge due to lack of surf and lack of people.

Not being a proper campsite they are only allowed to use their field for camping on a limited number of dates in the year. We have a good relationship with them and may want to slot in another weekend later in the year therefore it's best not to abuse that relationship and use up dates their unncessarily.

The surf forecast is looking dire. There is a faint chance of a small wave on Saturday afternoon but that's it.

The next one is booked for June 30th / July 1st. After that we have Aug 25/26/27 and Sept 15/16. Put the dates in your diaries there's bound to be some surf for those.

John

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