April 16, 2010 - 05:59 PM

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April 16, 2010 - 05:51 PM

  alex not seen the truck like to do the chating about tricks big year this year need to nail a few . Any time go with the flow
April 16, 2010 - 04:32 PM

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April 16, 2010 - 03:06 PM

  Alex, if I'm around, I'd like to come along and talk technique. Just depends what's going on on that particular weekend I guess.

Getting some video footage of each other when we're out sailing so we can do some fault analysis after could be something to aim for!
April 16, 2010 - 02:18 PM

  Alex, the freestyle coffee morning sounds great as long it stays on topic, if just turns into another avenue for people to vent their frustration then it could get tiresome. I hope to give vulcans a good crack this year so any tips on getting my chop hops diallled would be superb. ill keep an eye out for the truck, i work on a lot of building sites, farms etc so you never know, were your boards stolen too?
April 16, 2010 - 01:34 PM

  Hey Don

I would if it is good with others. It might be difficult fo the guys who work in London though??

Anyone seen a red truck around?

April 16, 2010 - 12:25 PM

  Hi Mike and Big Wave Dave.

OK I will wait and see what happens when the guy from the council comes back. It was nice to here that if we really want keys we can obtain them at the end of the day we just want to go sailing.
April 16, 2010 - 12:17 PM

  Hi Seadweller,

I would like to go but I cant make Sat (kids football club) mornings, fancy doing it midweek early eve?
April 16, 2010 - 11:11 AM


I am looking to replace my 4.2 4.7 and 5.8 along with a skinny mast if any of you guys were looking to sell.

Also so we had a target how how do people feel about meeting up next Saturday 24th at 9.00 to chat about chop hopping, so in the really nere future we are all getting our fins further out of the water.

April 16, 2010 - 10:44 AM

  i haven,t got any freinds,lol.and the people that i,ve called w*nkers are the same people that have made the problerms at eastbeach,plus their atitude of f*ck you im alright jack ,because we have key you dont is why i called them w*nkers in the first place.TOM if you would like to speak to me face to face about it i,d be only too happy to discuss it as men. cheers for your comments. as a shoebury residents we should all have keys and not the BENT elite few who always seem to get their way. cheers mate
April 16, 2010 - 07:37 AM

  give it a rest cliff you idiot.youve insulted all your mates at the beach by calling then w*nkers. Get a life
April 16, 2010 - 07:25 AM
big wave dave

  mike,bit of a u-turn on the keys there.?.DON dont buy a key from them ,they shouldn,t have them in the first place and the council are looking into anybody who has keys, and hasn,t obtained them from the council.yes i know we cant get them at the moment but we are getting in,and the council are on it, beleive me im not happy but if you support this action the wetndry simon mud eastbeach take over carries on,as southend residents we should all get keys an way(free of charge) and be able to use east beach as we like.
April 15, 2010 - 09:43 PM
Mike Horsfall

  Hi Don and all EWC members.
Sunday seems to be the last day of the NE winds and I will be there to let you in you then can sail at Chalkwell or Thorpe Bay. Please reconsider your need for a key.
April 15, 2010 - 09:10 PM
Mike Horsfall

  Hi Don
You are welcome to have a key so is any member of the EWC providing they are aware of the risk that things may change and it may be redundant within a short period. But I would prefer that requests are are directed to my e-mail address and not on this site
April 15, 2010 - 08:33 PM

  Hi Mike,
Thanks for replying to my question. It is good to hear the club is on this problem and is trying to resolve it. But I do think I can afford the risk buying as key for a few weeks if it gives me the option of sailing when I want without asking someone to let me in.
April 15, 2010 - 08:26 PM

  It was pointless having keys cut that would be redundant in a few weeks. Members would not be happy paying out for key they couldn't use. Unfortunately the person I need to contact is on holiday to next week. I will be contacting him next week and will update you all. EWC is not sitting on their arses we are working hard it is just we don't rant and wave about it
April 15, 2010 - 08:20 PM
Mike Horsfall

  The key situation yes I did keys cut for the committee., this was done because of the anticipation the East beach would be used because of the NE winds and we could let members in. But because of the uncertainly of the final outcome of what other system may be installed and the four attempts of glueing up the lock. Cont...
April 15, 2010 - 08:14 PM
Mike Horsfall

  Seems a few things need to be said.
The latest meeting that Simon had with the council was kept to himself we were unaware for reasons we can only guess. We have had previous meetings with council when the outcome then was that they were going to put in a hight restriction only with a sign saying kite/windsurfers & boats only. cont...
April 15, 2010 - 08:12 PM
massive peace

  you don't need torpedos for the yacht club, they sort themselves out like when they sailed that cat into one of the groynes the other week, priceless!! i'm up for chin wagging about some moves and then going for it, its got to be a better learning curve than just blasting. 2010 has got to be the year of the forward loop!!
April 15, 2010 - 07:53 PM

  Peace man V...It's at the back of his shop near the entrance to the Royals in Southend High Street. He's still trying to fix a time so any input is welcomed. You never know, we could all be looping this summer with the right advice :)

PS Kite surfers don't bother me either. I'd like to fire a torpedo at some of those twits from Thorpe Bay Yacht Club however. Maybe they can sail at Frinton aswell.
April 15, 2010 - 07:44 PM
massive peace

  Speedy, wheres Alex's new cafe? have I missed something, sailed east beach loads in past and never had a problem with the kiters, apart from the kites? I know the locks and bollards arent great at the moment but its not like we've got any wind forecast, i'm sure it will all be sorted by the time the sw's return and then we'll all be sailing elsewhere. massive peace
April 15, 2010 - 06:19 PM

  If you scroll back about ten pages(before the verbal diarrhoea kicked off again), Alex is trying to arrange a thing at his new cafe for windsurfers to chat about technique and tricks(Not East Beach!). Just thought I'd mention this because it seems like a good thing but got swept away in the sea of garbage that seems to be pouring from the Shoebury direction.
April 15, 2010 - 04:38 PM

  Are the comittee going to get keys cut for members of the club for EB?
April 15, 2010 - 04:06 PM
big wave dave

  tom you will find out when the changes come and we all have loggins.anyway think about the subject not the id of the guys.P>S alex where did your truck get nicked from?.b*stards.
April 15, 2010 - 03:58 PM

  is big wave dave, spartan and jp all the same person?
April 15, 2010 - 03:48 PM
big wave dave

  gary, this is the same problerm us locals have we cant get keys either.the essex windsurfing club commitee didn,t go to the council meeting that (simon mud) went to and he got all the keys alocated to him and he,s close mates in kiting.the only reason anybody at chalkwell(essex) windsurfing club have keys is because mike horsfall got one key from simon mud and had six cut and gave them to the commitee members only.make what you want of that.good luck mate
April 15, 2010 - 12:08 PM

  Hi everyone,

Southend Marine Activities Centre has a watersports open day this Saturday 17th April from 12:00-17:00.

"Ever wanted to try a watersport? Then now is the perfect opportunity, because for one day only you can try your hand at sailing, windsurfing, kayaking or jetskiing all for free! For more information call 01702 612770."

Southend Marine Activities Centre
Eastern Esplanade,
Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2YH

Weather is looking great for it, sunny and light, perfect for bringing the family and bigger kids to have a go at the different activities. The RNLI hovercraft should be very close to the beach and some kitesurfing demos too hopefully.


April 15, 2010 - 10:53 AM

  Yea, Thats what I told them to do, Thanks Emma, off back to work, roll on summer...!
April 15, 2010 - 10:50 AM

  Gal - can they not just park outside the gates, just where the buses wait? It'd be ok just for today? I've done that before, rig up in the corner just in front of where the buses park and then put your car in the little road around the corner.
April 15, 2010 - 10:49 AM

  Just had a call, two guys have gon all the way to EB , traveled from London and canít get in, the gate is locked and they canít get a key, itís just a joke! Itís ok if you live local. Is anyone about to let them in? Ahhhhhhhhh
April 15, 2010 - 09:52 AM
big wave dave

  hi,i think the sh*t hit the fan on here last night because cliff as been to the council over the eastbeach situation and hes shaken the tree ,so some people out there dont like it.anyway i know both of them and they wont be posting again due to ID THEFT ON HERE,if anybody reads anything that even looks like it from them ignore it ITS NOT.dave
April 15, 2010 - 09:02 AM

  Morning all,

Hope you all get a sail today - the only thing I'm surfing is the net!

I hear this JP/Pete guy is from Thorpe Bay yacht club.
April 15, 2010 - 08:13 AM

  any one at EB 2day? big kit day..!
April 15, 2010 - 07:55 AM

  Anyone sailing the last bit of tide at Thorpe Bay today? ENE according to the met so may be just about useable for the last part if the wind holds?
April 15, 2010 - 07:53 AM

  Well its not me. I guess JP should identify himself properly. I'm peter from london with the white vw transporter. To avoid confusion, I won't post again until the forum changes. BTW, anyone sailing today?
April 15, 2010 - 07:52 AM

  Hi Seadweller,
I'll be up for that, need help in everyting apart from going in straight line.... OK may need help in that. Can't make Sat mornings, Kids football club, how about mid week early Evening? Sorry to hear about the truck keep an eye on ebay for the windsurfing stuff.
April 15, 2010 - 06:36 AM

  Blimey Alex, that's a nightmare. If you are desperate for a sail at any point you are welcome to borrow a board as long as it's not my RRD(couldn't watch my baby looping through the air at 20ft).

A proper forum, thank goodness. Can it be one where we can post our own photos please.

I don't want to get involved but which Peter? I know at least three who sail.
April 14, 2010 - 10:28 PM
real spartan

  last posting same as JP after THIS ID theft its not me. im cliff
April 14, 2010 - 10:25 PM
real JP

  anybody using JP after this posting is id theft,do not read it. this is my final posting. p.s im peter
April 14, 2010 - 10:11 PM

April 14, 2010 - 10:10 PM

  I'm never posting on here again
April 14, 2010 - 10:05 PM

  i,ve been watch the site and i know i said that was it for me, and it is.but you prat the guy who taken jps id and just made the point for us why the site is changing. i agree w*nker. good luck to the real surfers amoung you. o yer im cliff come and talk to me face to face, dont use my id or anybody elses.
April 14, 2010 - 09:58 PM
real JP

  the last posting wasn,t me this is why the site is changing you w**kers.
April 14, 2010 - 09:38 PM

  I know i sound angry but I've had a real sense of humor failure. I cant windsurf,can't get on east beach and i cant get my old boy to perform anymore
April 14, 2010 - 09:03 PM
chris SX

  Seadweller,I need the help so put me down please.
as for east beach you cant rush the council , I will help any like minded person but as part of a club
April 14, 2010 - 08:49 PM

  people, i,ve spoken to cliff,he said that this would happen to the message board,that some people out there would stop the freedom of speach over current issues,while you guy gossip and stay divided ROME is burning.if you do nothing our sport may end up being banned or worst run by simon mud and hes stooges at eastbeach.i now understand why cliff(spartan) is approching the council himself and has given up on this site,i feel the same. good luck emma and all.
April 14, 2010 - 07:24 PM

Link to his email is on the front page of this site
April 14, 2010 - 07:05 PM

  JP ,you need to contact Derek Kenyon about the gate at EB ,Mike has already put a link to his email somewhere on this message board.
April 14, 2010 - 07:05 PM

  PS. Sorry to hear about your Van, how you're being so upbeat is legendary, I'd be ready to explode!
April 14, 2010 - 07:02 PM

  Seadweller, slight problem for me, I've got a 3 month old, a 3 year old and a wife.......the wife being the problem...lol! (she's actually reading this..haha!). Committing to a regular time is going to prove difficult for me as to be fair I ditch them enough when the wind blows, I guess I could join in as and when if that's ok.
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