November Trip - Westward HO!

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We're stoked to see another great forecast for the last stop of our UK tour this weekend.

Blowing from the North West and backed by a small ground swell, we're heading West, hitting our favourite part of the North Devon coast - Croyde and Westward HO!

 

 
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THE PLAN

Lets not lie - it's going to be chilly, and now the clocks have changed the days will be short, but looking at 20 knots blowing cross shore from the right, with a waist - shoulder high surf, the weekend could be an epic mix of down the line wave riding and cross shore kicker hits.
Suitable for any kiters able to ride upwind and comfortable in waves and deep water.

Optimising time, we're going to leave Poole early Saturday morning. Head straight to Westward Ho! and get our session on. Saturday evening after kiting, we're going to take the drive up to the more happening village of Croyde, setting up camp then settling into The Thatch pub for the evening. Sunday morning we'll head back to Westward Ho! for a Sunday session before heading home late afternoon.

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The Kiting
( EX39 1ED)

Westward Ho! has always been a hot spot for kiting, regularly featuring on the national competition and demo circuits because of its fun and varied conditions.
Similar to Saunton Sands, it sits just South of the estuary so offers a few sand bar options, and importantly for this weekend - works perfectly in West and North West winds.

You just need to make sure to get the tides right (low), as high tide can make for a heavy shore dump and little room for error.

Saturday: LW - 11.38 | HW - 5.58
Sunday: LW - 12.20 | HW - 6.41

Read more about Westward HO! here.

Make sure to check in with Chris at the Poseidon van on arrival for a local knowledge site brief.

 

GETTING THERE

By car
Follow directions to: Sandymere Beach Carpark, Westward Ho!, EX39 1ED.
Look for the beach car park, make sure to collect lunch provisions on the way through town as the car park will be pretty bare of services at this time of year.

With us in the Poseidon wagon
We'll have 5 spaces in the Poseidon van for people and kit. 
We'll be setting off from Poole at 8am and can collect from local addresses, local train stations or anywhere along the A35 route (heading West).

Including a camping pitch for Saturday night, a door to door journey in the van costs £55 per person.

Please note when catching a ride with us you'll need to be responsible for bringing your own bedding, tent & food.

 

CAMPING
( EX33 1LX)

We'll be staying at The Orchard Campsite in Croyde Village, a short walk from the Village centre and Thatch pub.
The campsite know to expect us and are super mellow, with no specific pre-booking needs. You'll simply need to drop them a text with your name to let them know you are joining the "Poseidon kitesurf group" - 07779 371195.
The cost is simply £12 per person per night. (unless you've got a seat in the Poseidon van deal).
They have ample space, showers and toilets on site. They don't offer electric hook ups. They are child and pet friendly.

 

Other sleeping options

If you want a little more warmth and comfort, The Orchard Campsite also has 3 B&B rooms in their onsite guest house.
Starting at £70 per room (bed and breakfast).

You can also check out some other accommodation options in the overview page here.

 

ADVANCED COACHING CLINICS

Chris will be available for advanced coaching focusing on waveriding, boosting or unhooking, let us know in advance if you'd like to book in some time on the water.

 

Demo kit

Over this tour stop we'll have all the latest Ozone gear available for demo, including the new Enduro v2, Edge v9, and Reo v4.
Liquid Force rep - Craig smith will also be joining on Saturday with the 2018 LF gear, including the NV & WOW.

 

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