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Updating the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station

I’ve been running a weather station here in Ynyslas for a number of years now. I initially installed the weather station in 2005 at the request of a number of kite-surfers and windsurfers from the Midlands. They all used to make regular trips to the coast here but sometimes their trips would be wasted as...

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Boxing Day Windsurf with Mast Mount for GoPro

My Christmas Day windsurf wasn’t great as I had too small a sail Boxing day was perfect though. I managed to get out and give my new Mast Mount for a GoPro camera a trial in perfect conditions. It was a glorious day with wall to wall sunshine and a decent 25-30 knot WNW wind blowing. The...

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Braving Storm Barbara – Windsurfing and Biking

What a day that was! There has been very little wind for what seems like ages. Very little apart from the mad, short-lived and very destructive squall that we had back in November. The forecast for the run up to Christmas was looking good wind-wise though so I was chomping at the bit and ready to...

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Christmas Charities Fete and Lantern Parade

Weekends are always busy for us and the past weekend was no exception. Saturday was packed full of Christmas festivities for the Scouts. Christmas Charities Fete It started with the annual Christmas charities fete in the Community Hall in Borth. The Scouts were running the Santa’s Grotto, the kitchen, a big raffle, the tombola, a...

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SUP Fishing in Borth

Monday was looking to be a lovely day here this week. What better way to spend it than SUP fishing? It was cold at first with temperatures dropping to 4ºC but with clear blue skies and light winds. Perfect conditions for SUP fishing. I had a fair bit to do at home though so got...

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Tandem Surfing

Seeing as my Mum was worried that I didn’t do anything strenuous on Saturday morning – other than moth trapping, beekeeping and geocaching – I thought I’d better make up for it. Windsurfing I did get out windsurfing in the estuary on Saturday afternoon. The wind was a little flukey but was gusting up to 28 knots....

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Summer Sea Birds

After a few weeks of fairly miserable weather, and a horrible bike ride on Sunday morning in constant rain and murk, the weather took a turn for the better yesterday. An amazing contrast from cold, grey and wet to glorious sunshine and scorching temperatures. It reached 24.3ºC yesterday according to the Borth & Ynyslas Weather...

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Windsurfing with the Lurgy

Grrr… I’ve got some kind of lurgy. Headache, sore throat and generally feeling ‘bleurgh.’ Not ideal for an upcoming first attempt at a Half ironman distance race, but there’s little I can do about that. I have therefore ceased what little training I was doing to see if I can kick it. It didn’t stop me...

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Windsurfing in the Sunshine

What a day for a Bank Holiday! After a nice early morning stroll along the beach to avoid the crowds we enjoyed a quiet breakfast in the conservatory before heading into Borth to man the stalls at the Borth Charities Fete. Borth Charities Fete The turn-out from the Scouts was disappointing though. I know it’s...

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