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April 13, 2010 - 09:10 AM
spartan

  emma thanks for the reply.speedy how about you?,OR ARE YOU ALL HAPPY WITH THE SITUATION? AND IM WRONG ,PLEASE LET ME KNOW. CHEERS GUYS.PS ALL COMMENT WELCOME EVEN BAD ONES.
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April 13, 2010 - 09:07 AM
spartan

  hi guys,just to say i will be pushing for a new watersports club as i disagree with the one we have in place.i am also getting together shoebury residents signitures to ban the sx kite school from eastbeach,if not to move to another location in essex to take the pressure of eastbeach.this is your beach guys if you do nothing all the surfers from out of town will leave and this is wrong.
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April 13, 2010 - 08:31 AM
Emma

  I've just emailed Duncan at Boards mag asking him for the low down on Canvey so hopefully he can provide us with something.
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April 13, 2010 - 08:28 AM
admin
admin@windsurf-southend.co.uk

  If anyone can write a beach guide for Canvey and email it along with 3 or 4 photos including one of the rigging area I'll add it to the site. The GPS Coordinates of where to park as well would be useful.
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April 13, 2010 - 08:21 AM
Emma

  Peter - I agree about putting something on the message board about canvey conditions - I did mention that a few posts back. It'll happen in time I'm sure. Best thing is to just turn up one time? Also, I think Boards mag did an article on Southend and Canvey last year which would be of help.
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April 13, 2010 - 08:13 AM
Emma

  Jimbo - the wind needs to be a good NE for Canvey as far as I can gather. A sea breeze can bring it round I think. Canvey Steve is gonna give me the nod from the Rock if it's looking good later - 12ish :-)
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April 13, 2010 - 08:11 AM
Gal
garyharvey1@tiscali.co.uk

  Ok Guys, will not be going to E Beach any more, for me itís a 1hr + drive, Had a fab day there on Sun, it was better than Dahab..! so many surfers having a great time, when I got there I could not get to the beach (lock to the gate glued) canít take a chance of not getting into E Beach after coming all that way, all the unnecessary chat about this and that..! (Should be talking about the latest kit.) Looks like its Canvey for me? Sad but its true! Roll on SummerÖ..! Gal
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April 13, 2010 - 08:11 AM
Jimbo

  Peter, worth dropping Canvey Steve an email, i think hes linked his email when hes posted before, its his regular spot. from what i know wind against tide in a ne at canvey point about an hour after high tide, i believe there is a sand bar that needs to be exposed fairly close to where you launch. SX watersports seem to sail there and the Wet n Dry boys so im sure either would be a wealth of info on the do's and dont's of both the point and labworth's
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April 13, 2010 - 07:58 AM
Peter thompson
thommmo@yahoo.com

  Could the live wind section include info on canvey spots to go ,when to go in tide conditions etc,seems to be a fair bit of yakking on the message board but to those of us that dont know.
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April 13, 2010 - 07:45 AM
Jimbo

  Gonna sail Canvey this afternoon, reports to follow :-). Check out those new pics of Baldmart mid vulcan, sweet action shots Mike! I dont think it will be long before i bugger off back to the boards forum, all the moaning and b*tch*ng on here is just a joke now, all this us vs them b*ll*cks, am i the only one who just wants to sail lol
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April 13, 2010 - 07:34 AM
Peter

  Don't know if that wind is going to come round for east beach to work today or if Minsters a better bet? Any local knowledge anyone?
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April 13, 2010 - 07:32 AM
speedy

  There can be only one.... Good Theory, maybe I'm too narrow for his wide angle lens or maybe he confused me for Alex and was scared of getting his teeth knocked out :)
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April 13, 2010 - 07:30 AM
Emma

  Thanks for the offer Cliff but I'm far too shy and quiet to be on a committee - haha. And since I discovered Canvey point, I think I'm in love - with the ramps and the funnelling wind!
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April 13, 2010 - 07:25 AM
Emma

  sorry - that last post was from me! Not Speedy - doh!
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April 13, 2010 - 07:25 AM
Speedy

  haha - you don't have a reflection do you speedy? Or is it you've lost so much weight now, you're like Flat Stanley?!
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April 13, 2010 - 06:42 AM
speedy

  Managed to dodge Mike's camera again. Maybe I'm just too quick for the shutter speed :)
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April 12, 2010 - 09:41 PM
Del

  On the gate prob just keep bombarding Derek Kenyon at the Council ,Mike has put a link on the message board and also emailed all the members to do the same
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April 12, 2010 - 09:26 PM
Del

  This all now getting rather tedious we have have the rellivant clubs allready in place ,if you have a point then bring it up a meeting, all the sniping is totally pointless as the majority of people get on. the club is no part of wetndry or any other retailer so all the stirring is unessesary .
pleeeeeease give it a rest.
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April 12, 2010 - 09:22 PM
spartan

  hi TM , nice to see you got in the car-park,it was strange so quite nobody around 4 cars ,it was like i was in a vombie film waiting for something to attack me .lol. but seriously we cant keep hoping someone lets us in we need to sort it out down there.
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April 12, 2010 - 08:55 PM
TM

  Shoebury today:- Two of us had to make use of our 6.5's,(no one gets going with less sail than Cliff)not quite as sunny as Sunday though but I had a GPS reading of 30Kts.One of the guys repairing his boat let me in and a very kind kite surfer let me out.
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April 12, 2010 - 08:53 PM
spartan

  I know its early days but id like to offer EMMA and the sxwatersports guys a place on the comitee,plus speedy your a website guy would you help with a site design ?.SIMON MUD SAID OF US WINDSURFERs THAT ALL WE DO IS MOAN AND DO F*CK ALL ABOUT IT ,well heres your chance to prove him wrong.come guys
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April 12, 2010 - 08:47 PM
spartan

  guys , im p*ssed off with the whole sx kiter boys(simon mud),wetndry run essex windsurfing club situation.so im trying to set up a new watersports club for all watersports guys in essex,kites ,windsurfers,kayak-er etc etc,so if your interested please leave feed back on this site as im trying to see the amount of surfer who feel the same.
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April 12, 2010 - 08:32 PM
spartan

  hi, guys sailed eastbeach 5.5m 90lt board sunny ,windy good day,only four of us out, empty car park nobody with a key so much for no drama.lol
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April 12, 2010 - 01:44 PM
Canvey Emma

  I might have the afternoon off tomorrow.

Anybody sailing the point at Canvey?
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April 12, 2010 - 10:51 AM
Canvey Emma

  Cheers! Wish I had the rest of the week off!!!
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April 12, 2010 - 10:34 AM
canvey steve
windplaner@googlemail.com

  Hi Emma this is my number as promised 07747022652,
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April 12, 2010 - 08:39 AM
Canvey Emma

  I suggest you go down there for about 1pm today and take a look at what you get. Head for the Canvey Island yacht club on the point and you can't go far wrong. And if you can't make it today, go any day this week, obviously a bit later each day ...
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April 12, 2010 - 08:32 AM
Canvey Chris (SX)

  Canvey was very good with from flat to 5ft out back, a good display was put on by the locals with front and back loops
it was best to have an extra hand getting over the sea wall but not impossible,
i was on 5.3m 90lt
ps free parking
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April 12, 2010 - 08:15 AM
Fatbot

  What a awesome sail off Thorpe bay yesterday, last 2 hours of tide, long walk in nearly killed me, and i can feel it today, but it was well worth it.
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April 12, 2010 - 07:59 AM
TM

  Cheers Cliff, I will try and pick it up(rigg puller) from you this week down at the beach.I also have got an out office reply from Derek, on a different tack I see the TBYC weather site is stuck at SE 2Bft, they should get Sheerness YC to look at there setup as they dont seem to have any where near the same problems.IMHO :-)
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April 12, 2010 - 06:40 AM
speedy

  Call me Mr Tomato Head. Does anyone know where Speedy Gonzales got his sombrero hat? Great sail on Sunday, 5.3/92 Ditto Jimbo, can we have a few more details about Canvey please Emma.
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April 11, 2010 - 09:45 PM
JR

  Is it in the kitesurfers unwtitten code to buzz past you when your in the water recovering rig and spray water all over you. Could of quite happily shoved his tiny board right up his a**e. Or do I just need a sense of humour.
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April 11, 2010 - 08:38 PM
EJ

  You're not wrong Spartan, saw some none too happy windsurfers down there today. As for the Mudd Factor, it's like the X Factor, full of cr*p and immensely irritating...lol!
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April 11, 2010 - 08:14 PM
Jimbo

  Just so you know ive emailed Derek at the council, asking what the application procedure for keys is, but unfortunately i had an out of office reply returned, looks like hes not back till Monay 19th chaps. keep the emails polite and respectful and with a bit of luck they will rethink the current policy, fingers crossed. naturally this all occurs when the weeks forecast is solid north easterlies lol
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April 11, 2010 - 07:53 PM
spartan

  EJ, well said mate ,there is a bad crowed among the kiters,and lets face it with the attitude of SX-kite school you can see where they get it from.lol.BUT SAYING THAT I KNOW ALOT OF TOP GUYS WHO ARE KITERS.so i think its the simon mud faxtor. nice to hear from the kiters with principles. lol. good luck mate your need it at eastbeach.
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April 11, 2010 - 07:40 PM
spartan

  i;ve got the purple down haul bar in my van mate.p.s gary harvey said he,s mate loss he,s wallet down east beach today anybody found it?.as for the PADLOCKS well done boys cleaning them up we dont need that sh*t on top of the already diffficult access.
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April 11, 2010 - 06:43 PM
baldmart

  Yes look like an Lobster too.
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April 11, 2010 - 06:22 PM
Jimbo

  MMMM note to self, wear sunblock next time, my face has serious wind/sun burn lol
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April 11, 2010 - 06:17 PM
TM

  Anyone sailing tomorrow at East beach? as access is an issue. I had a great session today,7.6-6.5. P.S.anyone pick up or know of anyone who picked up a purple rigg puller as I left in the grass today (it has sentimental value)
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April 11, 2010 - 06:06 PM
Jimbo

  Steve that is one thing they have done right, there is a new pay & display near the slipway
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April 11, 2010 - 06:05 PM
Steve

  Is there a pay and display machine that end of east beach now, or do you have to walk all the way down to the other end ?
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April 11, 2010 - 06:03 PM
Haesten

  "All the padlocks had what looks like ding stick put in them which Mike,Martin,John and I cleaned out lets hope it does not happen again."

Greeks bearing gifts!
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April 11, 2010 - 05:48 PM
Mike Horsfall

  Sorry guys that email for the east beach key should have been Derekkenyon@southend.gov.uk
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April 11, 2010 - 05:44 PM
EJ

  Guys, East Beach is a shambles but remember, this is Southend Council, before long we'll end up with the whole place under concrete or one giant car park! I'm all for complaining (and have already done so) but lets make sure we do it right and don't give them any excuse to build yet more cr*p! PS I'm a kite surfer but hate the kite surf crowd, I partly blame them for this whole situation!
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April 11, 2010 - 05:39 PM
Jay

  Many thanks to Mike (I think it was you who let me out of the gate).
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April 11, 2010 - 05:38 PM
baldmart

  Thanks Mike for opening the gate.
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April 11, 2010 - 05:32 PM
Jimbo

  Spartan, in a north easterly she would have been off the point rather than Labworth near the cafe, i reckon anyhow.
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April 11, 2010 - 05:18 PM
Del

  Hi Cliff
All the padlocks had what looks like ding stick put in them which Mike,Martin,John and I cleaned out lets hope it does not happen again.
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April 11, 2010 - 05:03 PM
spartan

  where on canvey did you sail?emma,.
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April 11, 2010 - 04:57 PM
jimbo

  cool i might try and sail there in some of the north easterlies this week. whats the advice? ive heard best sailed wind against tide. is there anything to be weary of, like sand bars etc
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