UK Sailing South Coast Pictures

UK Sailing South Coast Pictures

Post by itchyfeetorigi.. » Sat, 15 Jan 2005 02:01:26


(Classic) UK south coast sea conditions a couple of hours after high
tide last weekend.

Wind 20 - 40 knts. Temp 10 C. Sea temp 8C.
http://www.seaspritesports.com/jan8.htm

 
 
 

UK Sailing South Coast Pictures

Post by Cliff Fros » Sat, 15 Jan 2005 03:19:16

That's a great set of pics!  Wardog, you want to take a field trip over
there?  It looks like it might get as scary as Jalama.

        Cheers,
                Cliff

Quote:

> (Classic) UK south coast sea conditions a couple of hours after high
> tide last weekend.
> Wind 20 - 40 knts. Temp 10 C. Sea temp 8C.
> http://www.seaspritesports.com/jan8.htm


 
 
 

UK Sailing South Coast Pictures

Post by WARDO » Sat, 15 Jan 2005 03:49:35

Quote:

> That's a great set of pics!  Wardog, you want to take a field trip over
> there?  It looks like it might get as scary as Jalama.

Ya think? There are days at Jalama when you can smell the fear...
Days that are not even sailable...days when no windsurfer on Earth is
worthy...

http://surfingsports.com/raw_power.asp

http://surfingsports.com/images/da_j.jpg
http://surfingsports.com/images/da_j2.jpg
http://surfingsports.com/images/da_j3.jpg

Those are great pics...I'd love to venture across the pond for a pub
crawling/windsurfing field trip one day...then bop over to Scotland and
the Emerald Isle...

Warm winds...{:~)

WARDOG
http://www.surfingsports.com

Quote:

>    Cheers,
>            Cliff


>>(Classic) UK south coast sea conditions a couple of hours after high
>>tide last weekend.

>>Wind 20 - 40 knts. Temp 10 C. Sea temp 8C.
>>http://www.seaspritesports.com/jan8.htm


 
 
 

UK Sailing South Coast Pictures

Post by Cliff Fros » Sat, 15 Jan 2005 04:03:50

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Quote:
> Those are great pics...I'd love to venture across the pond for a pub
> crawling/windsurfing field trip one day...then bop over to Scotland and
> the Emerald Isle...

Me too!  Maybe one day someone on rec.windsurfing will arrange a trip
like that.  Maybe one of our participants from the UK?  hint hint hint

        Thanks,
                Cliff

 
 
 

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Post by itchyfeetorigi.. » Sat, 15 Jan 2005 19:17:48

Sure come to the UK. This is the stretch of beach that Nik Baker
learned his trade on - and still sails - from time to time.

If you want to do the windsurfing/pub crawling trip there are
exceptional places to sail in the UK/Ireland/Scotland and exceptional
places to drink!

As for the shore break it is legendary. Most local sailors are well
accustomed to the conditions and cope with getting of the beach easily
- as long as its not high tide - however we have all been through the
rinse cycle at some time.

 
 
 

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Post by Florian Feuser /FFF » Mon, 17 Jan 2005 13:09:15


Quote:
> That's a great set of pics!  Wardog, you want to take a
> field trip over there?  
> It looks like it might get as scary as Jalama.

You're talking about the North Atlantic in January... that adds a few points on
the insanity scale.

Not that you west coast guys don't have the balls - but they'd turn into
California raisins real quick.

florian

 
 
 

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Post by jeff feeha » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 00:12:51

the UK's westerly gales are well known to mariners, and have probably
killed a few hundred thousand sailors in the last couple of centuries.

from about the early fall to late spring, a look at the synoptic chart
of the atlantic will show a steady succesion of pretty deep lows lined
up as they cross from the canadian maritimes to the west coast of britain.

Quote:


>>That's a great set of pics!  Wardog, you want to take a
>>field trip over there?  
>>It looks like it might get as scary as Jalama.

> You're talking about the North Atlantic in January... that adds a few points on
> the insanity scale.

> Not that you west coast guys don't have the balls - but they'd turn into
> California raisins real quick.

> florian

 
 
 

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Post by Paul Sleighthol » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 02:47:13

Excellent work!!  True classic south coast conditions being purposefully
engaged!!

Quote:
> (Classic) UK south coast sea conditions a couple of hours after high
> tide last weekend.

> Wind 20 - 40 knts. Temp 10 C. Sea temp 8C.
> http://www.seaspritesports.com/jan8.htm

 
 
 

UK Sailing South Coast Pictures

Post by Alan » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 05:44:44

Damn!  That was Hatteras this weekend!  (Well, maybe the water was a bit
warmer)

BTW, we had a nice chat at Ride Hatteras Saturday night. The challenge from
some of the boys was to get Wardog out to visit one day....

Alan
Hey John, hurry up with a pic or two of 'Wave-washed Charles'!

--
Windsurfing Club: http://www.ibscc.org


Quote:
> (Classic) UK south coast sea conditions a couple of hours after high
> tide last weekend.

> Wind 20 - 40 knts. Temp 10 C. Sea temp 8C.
> http://www.seaspritesports.com/jan8.htm

 
 
 

UK Sailing South Coast Pictures

Post by WeatherCa » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 18:56:06

Quote:

> Those are great pics...I'd love to venture across the pond for a pub
> crawling/windsurfing field trip one day...then bop over to Scotland and
> the Emerald Isle...

> Warm winds...{:~)

> WARDOG
> http://www.surfingsports.com

Glad you liked the pics, bet if you knew they were of me then you'd have a
different POV!!!

I only just happened to have a look at rec.windsurfing and saw this
thread...here's another picture from the same day of a mate of mine sailing
at a different location about 20 miles west
http://img145.exs.cx/img145/8117/wittssaturday4nd.jpg that sort of structure
you might be able to make out in the background, is not a "tanker" but an
"island fort" these were built in Naploenic times to defend strategic
approaches - and over the years up to 1945 were still used as gun
emplacement batteries!!! Some of them are now private homes.........

We've been having some great winds though for us on the South Coast not as
good as the guys have had 200 miles further North - and looks like we're now
in for a spell of cross offshore and very cold winds ...

Be Lucky and Regards

WC

 
 
 

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Post by WARDO » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 21:53:53

Quote:

>> Glad you liked the pics, bet if you knew they were of me then you'd have a
>> different POV!!!

Oh Gavin love,
Get over yourself...I knew it was you...here's a smooch...;-)
My honest thought was, that is the bumpiest, ragged, "down the line",
sailing I think I've ever seen...
http://www.seaspritesports.com/gav-013.jpg

You'd prolly sh*t yourself in the *real* thing...;-)
http://surfingsports.com/images/j6.jpg
http://surfingsports.com/images/da_j.jpg
http://surfingsports.com/images/da_j2.jpg
http://surfingsports.com/images/da_j3.jpg
http://surfingsports.com/images/jalama_waves1.jpg
http://surfingsports.com/images/jalama_waves2.jpg
http://surfingsports.com/images/j2.jpg
http://surfingsports.com/images/j4.jpg

Quote:
> This is the stretch of beach that Nik Baker
> learned his trade on - and still sails - from time to time.

This was the dead giveaway...Gavvy dear...
Who else worships "Ant" as much as you?!?!...;-)

Anyways...good on you...looks fun...keep the pics coming...
Maybe someday we'll clink mugs full of ales, after sailing the gales...
Cheers!

Warm winds and waves...{:~)

WARDOG
http://surfingsports.com

Quote:
>>Those are great pics...I'd love to venture across the pond for a pub
>>crawling/windsurfing field trip one day...then bop over to Scotland and
>>the Emerald Isle...

>>Warm winds...{:~)

>>WARDOG
>>http://www.surfingsports.com

> Glad you liked the pics, bet if you knew they were of me then you'd have a
> different POV!!!

> I only just happened to have a look at rec.windsurfing and saw this
> thread...here's another picture from the same day of a mate of mine sailing
> at a different location about 20 miles west
> http://img145.exs.cx/img145/8117/wittssaturday4nd.jpg that sort of structure
> you might be able to make out in the background, is not a "tanker" but an
> "island fort" these were built in Naploenic times to defend strategic
> approaches - and over the years up to 1945 were still used as gun
> emplacement batteries!!! Some of them are now private homes.........

> We've been having some great winds though for us on the South Coast not as
> good as the guys have had 200 miles further North - and looks like we're now
> in for a spell of cross offshore and very cold winds ...

> Be Lucky and Regards

> WC

 
 
 

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Post by WeatherCa » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 23:46:30


wrote

Quote:
> Oh Gavin love,
> Get over yourself...I knew it was you...here's a smooch...;-)
> My honest thought was, that is the bumpiest, ragged, "down the line",
> sailing I think I've ever seen...
> http://www.seaspritesports.com/gav-013.jpg

Actually, seriously, never knew that someone had started this thread - we
sort of hang out in http://www.boards.co.uk/forum/default.asp which is a
damn good forum and very busy, we also get quite a few people dropping in
from your side of the pond.......and in that pic above, it was quite
survival conditions, that was a 3.5 Ezzy on a 3.40 mast with the downhaul
just about on max, and at this time of year, post xmas, I'm in lard bucket
mode (182lbs), though weight is now falling off, so yes it was quite windy,
or as Ellen McArthur would describe it "bit of a liitle breeze"......

Regards
WC

 
 
 

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Post by Cliff Fros » Thu, 20 Jan 2005 09:34:35

Yeah, looking at those pics is awe-inspiring.

Where exactly is this spot?

        Thanks,
                Cliff


Quote:

>> That's a great set of pics!  Wardog, you want to take a
>> field trip over there?  
>> It looks like it might get as scary as Jalama.
> You're talking about the North Atlantic in January... that adds a few points on
> the insanity scale.
> Not that you west coast guys don't have the balls - but they'd turn into
> California raisins real quick.
> florian

 
 
 

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Post by WeatherCa » Thu, 20 Jan 2005 18:02:19


Quote:
> Yeah, looking at those pics is awe-inspiring.

> Where exactly is this spot?

> Thanks,
> Cliff

Cliff

Look at a map of the UK - find London, then go South to the coast about
55miles - find a town called Brighton, then go West about 10 miles and a
town called Worthing -  should be noted we only get conditions like this
with the winter swells, and there are far better breaks with waves in other
locations 10 - 15 miles further west - and then if you go 150 miles, West,
then there's Cornwall and Devon - but I don't bother with that, as all my
kit is rigged in the garage ready to go there is a weather cam with
streaming video on my house just opposite where these pics were taken at
http://www.seaspritesports.com/weatherframe.htm and then as someone
mentioned about the Atlantic depressions have a look at
http://www.seaspritesports.com/ukobs.htm and surf around on some of the
"hour" buttons and you'll see how the fronts track across - for those up in
the North of Enlgand & Scotland, you'll see how much windier it is up
there - as we have a High sitting in the Bay of Biscay causing the Lows to
travel furher North.

Regards
WC

 
 
 

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Post by Peter » Fri, 21 Jan 2005 06:03:48


Quote:
> Yeah, looking at those pics is awe-inspiring.

> Where exactly is this spot?

 http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=513500&Y=103500&A=Y&Z=5

Regards,
Pete