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MichaelFox
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Post July 11th - 12th Surfing Weekend 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. Accommodation and meals need to be booked in advance please. Camping is £5 per person per night.

This is not a club event with coaches or leaders just a gathering of club members for a fun weekend by the sea. We can help out and give some guidance to get you going. There is also the chance to try out proper surf boats if they are available - just be warned, you may like them!

If you don't fancy the water, there is plenty of opportunity to walk the coast paths and relax in Appledore and just generally enjoy the area.

I plan to arrive Friday evening and camp Friday and Saturday nights.

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.

Last year we had a fantastic turn out - lets try again!

Attendees:

Michael Fox
Neil Palmer
James Palmer
Bethany Palmer
John Woods
Susan Cockram
Helen Wheatley
Martin
Vicky
Leonie
Mike Moxon
Trevor
Arran
Elena
Rob


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Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:19 pm View user's profile Send private message
Trevor Morgan
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Hi Foxy,

I had hoped to be at this surf weekend.
Have had a hand operation last Wednesday and the stitches do not come out until 29th June.
It is doubtful I will be able to attend but will review the situation nearer the time.
Hope you have a good one.
Trevor :
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:31 pm View user's profile Send private message
Nelly
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Hi Mike
3 of us should be there doing something.
Ta.
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:22 am View user's profile Send private message
MichaelFox
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No worries Trevor, but it would be great to see you! Maybe join us for the August one instead?
Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:34 pm View user's profile Send private message
Fisherman
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Just to get you in the mood for some surfing .......https://www.facebook.com/XtremePantin/timeline the World Championships are currently taking place in Spain. No good surfing photos on those pages yet but there are lots elsewhere on Facebook like - https://www.facebook.com/EnglandSurfKayakingPage?fref=ts

Roll on Westward Ho!

John

ps I should be there, hopefully both days but will confirm later.

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MichaelFox
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Post Reply with quote
nice pictures on there John - maybe a bit too intimidating for some!

From when I was a beginner, we have some pictures here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr__fox/sets/72157628984833283

and from last years event, Kelvyn has some pictures here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alusio/sets/72157645132532647

I also have a video that I will upload soon of last years surfing to try and whet some appetites!
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:33 am View user's profile Send private message
MichaelFox
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Video from last year!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr__fox/19333377956/
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:05 pm View user's profile Send private message
Trevor Morgan
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Post August Surf Weekend Reply with quote
Hi Foxy, Unfortunately the August date is in the middle of our holiday abroad this year. Possibly some late September day trips!
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:26 pm View user's profile Send private message
Plumbob
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Hi Foxy, Vicky and I will be down for the weekend, We will stay both nights in our camper.

Martin.

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snooky
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Post Wanna borrow my surf boat? Reply with quote
Hi All,
I can't make it this weekend as Emma is recovering after an op' so my Surf boat will be sat at home getting lonely. If anyone wants to borrow it, give me a shout. I will be at the club night tomorrow or it might be easiest to contact me via the SACC facebook page
Cheers
Snooky

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Fisherman
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I'll be there Saturday and early Sunday morning. Camping Saturday night and eating in Appledore.
Sadly it looks like the wind is picking up for the weekend so doubtful we'll get the clean glassy rollers we dream about Sad but at least there will be waves Smile
John

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MichaelFox
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We had a good turnout, 14 people over the weekend plus 4 day trippers on the Saturday!

A lot of body boarding this time, and a number of kayaks. Don't know if anyone got out in the surf on Sunday, but Saturday was nice weather, interesting waves of all sizes. Quite messy and hard work in the surf boats.

For those who are interested, I came 5th out of 8 in my category in the fat bike race on the Sunday (or 37th out of 56 overall) Smile

I'll have a video up shortly...
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:31 am View user's profile Send private message
MichaelFox
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Video here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr__fox/19248414753/

Cheers Neil for the boat, it absolutely made my day!
Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:11 am View user's profile Send private message
Fisherman
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Nice bit of video Foxy. Really impressed with what you got that Axiom to do though you can see in the video that the Proton is quicker - and it's possible to roll it Smile

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MichaelFox
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I really enjoyed the Axiom - it suited me so well on the day as my confidence was completely knocked and I was absolutely exhausted from my 2 massive swims first thing without even really catching a wave.

I felt the limitations of the boat - but it was exactly what I needed! Didn't even have to roll it once - so stable.

Proton is most definitely faster, twitchier and more exciting - and it is completely roll able if I get it right first time Very Happy
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